Replay Radio Records Online Programming
by Jim Bray
Are you a closet Rush Limbaugh fan afraid your coworkers might accuse
you of being a right wing whacko? Would you like to listen to your favorite
radio program at work, but dont want your coworkers thinking youre
interested in making obscene profits on the backs of the less fortunate?
What can you do, besides grow a thicker skin?
Well, wouldnt you know, Ive found a handy dandy product that
can automatically seek out and record your favourite radio programs, over
the Internet, then same them for you until you have the time (or are at
the location you want) to listen.
Its called Replay Radio and, for $30 you get a kind of VCR for Internet
audio. Its pretty easy to set up and to use, and it comes with the
URLs built in for hundreds of popular radio shows that stream over the
Internet - including the aforementioned Limbaugh program as well
literally hundreds of other shows.
You pick the show you want from a list,
then choose the frequency of recording daily, weekly or whatever.
Then Replay Radio records your chosen programs onto your PCs hard
drive and you can play them back whenever you want. And if you want to
go cut out the commercials, the manufacturer offers a ten dollar add-on
thatll do that. Other optional modules let you pause and rewind live
broadcasts in much the same way a PVR does for TV broadcasts.
If you go for the full meal deal, which costs $50, you get all three
of those modules, plus one that lets you edit your recorded MP3 audio files
as well as make the streaming audio recording features accessible to your
Replay Radio is made by Applian Technologies out of San Anselmo, California
and is available from their website.
To be fair, I have have a little problem with my some of my attempts at
recording, but mostly its worked just fine. And wouldnt you
know it, most of my problems have turned out to be self inflicted, or problems
with my PC and not the product itself.
The upside of that is that I can not only claim to be a right wing reactionary,
but an innocent victim as well. The only problem with that is deciding
who to vote for in the next election!
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