Last.fm is a highly popular music site which lets users create paid and free accounts. Account holders can stream popular music online with ease. Whilst free music streaming is possible, saving music to one’s hard drive is not. To record Last.fm music streams as mp3 audio files, Last Recorder can be employed.
Last Recorder is a tiny freeware compatible with Windows and Ubuntu operating systems. The Windows version is nearly 7MB large and requires no installation. Just simply download and run the 7MB exe file. Then we feed the program our Last.fm username plus password. Once logged in, click the red recording button; consequently all songs we stream will be saved by the program in the mp3 audio format.
The mp3 files can be tagged separately (type in the tags within the program) according to the filename we want it to have. Additionally we can choose to strip the filename of characters which Windows does not recognize. Last Recorder can also be configured to skip already recorded streams.
- Compatible with Windows and Ubuntu.
- User friendly interface.
- Can add ID3 tags (artist, album, title) to audio files.
- Can strip whitespaces and Windows-incompatible characters from file names.
- Can automatically skip already recorded streams.
- Remembers last used station and other settings.
- Similar tools: Fire.fm, YouScrobble and also see our article “3 Easy Tools to Record Streaming Music as MP3 Files”.
Get LastRecorder @ www.timka.org/lastrecorder