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recording radio programmes

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  1. Nita

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    Can someone please tell me whether it is possible to record a radio broadcast from the computer to an ipod or mp3 player. My daughter lives abroad, likes to hear radio 4(UK) and reception is very poor. She can however hear them on her computer ,she would like to get these onto an ipod or mp3 player(her sons have these ) so that she can listen to them at leisure when she is out and about. If it can be done can you please tell me how. I shall be visiting her in a week or so and I would like to help her set things up as she is even more technologically challenged than I.I know that I can do it on my minidisc recorder so thought it ought to be possible to do it with one of the other devices.

    "In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king"
     
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    All you have to do is record the streaming radio with something like Screamer Radio and then load it onto the IPOD as MP3 files.
     
  3. Nita

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    Thank you.Will this work with windows98?
     
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    I use total recorder. works great and i never had a problem. Also very easy to use.
    enjoy
     
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    Screamer Radio has the added attribute of being free. :) It's also very easy to use and configure.
     
  7. Nita

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    Unfortunately it doesn't have BBC radio4 as an option in its preset programmes. It appears that radio 4 only plays in realplayer which is not supported by screamer. In my simple way I understand this to mean that I can hear it on the computer but cannot save it so as to be able to change it to an MP3 format. Is that correct? Do you have any other suggestions or do I have to find another minidisk recorder for her?
     
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    You're right, Real Media is not supported by Screamer Radio.
     
  9. Nita

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    Thanks John for connecting me to the screamer forum. Although screamer was no good for my purpose someone there was able to help me. In essence what I had to do was to record the programme using "Audacity" and using this same software convert it to an mp3file. All I have to learn now is how to get it on the the ipod. I'm hoping one of the grandsons will help me there. If not I may come back to you.
    Thanks again. I wouldn't have got this far without your guidance.
     
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    Good luck, we'll help your further if we can. :)
     
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