How can I record a radio programme I listen to with Windows Media Player?

bob.dunford July 29, 2011
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When I play BBC radio 4 extra on my Windows Media Player, how can I record it? Thanks to you I now can listen to BBC radio 4 extra on my media player, but I would love to be able to record some of the programs. Please cn you help?

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  1. Tricky Cyclist
    July 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Great examples above... another software that's actually worked for me is Audacity. It's not built to record radio or tv or anything specific.. the best way to understand is : it records whatever is sent to the speakers on your computer. Don't get me wrong though, it's not the same as holding a tape recorder close to your laptop speakers (that records the sound once the sound is coming out of your speakers) but infact it actually records it as if the computer itself is recording it...

    bah you'll have to give it a try to see what i mean, it's awesome though :)

  2. Anonymous
    July 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    the recording of radio streaming using Windows Media Player is not possible. You may use your favorite search engine to search for any third party software to do that.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-media-player

    Windows media encoder
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/encoder/default.mspx

    Set it capture audio from your soundcard (like the stereo mixer), then
    choose save to file, select the audio quality, name the session etc, and you
    are off... Save the settings and you can reuse it again... remember it will
    reuse the previous output file, but you can change that in the session
    settings each time if you wish...

    http://mini-stream.net/wvx-stream-recorder-capture-download-record-web-radio-stations-or-streaming-music-service.html

    try winamp + streamripper

  3. Jeffery Fabish
    July 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    You can try Streaming Audio Recorder or Sound Trap

    Streaming Audio Recorder
    http://www.recordstreamingaudio.org/record-live-stream-audio.html

    Sound Trap
    http://www.nch.com.au/soundtap/index.html