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Authored by: amacaulay on Mar 07, '04 05:08:33PM

No. I know of nothing that does this for RealAudio. The programs we've been debating (Audio Hijack, MusicSafari, WireTap) all trap the MacOS audio routines somewhere and then "record" into new formats. MusicSafari does give you the option to keep the uncompressed AIFF file it creates before transcoding to AAC and WireTap lets you set its compression to 'none', so either could produce reasonable quality content. For my 34 year old ear, MusicSafari's AAC files (created using iTunes) are perfectly good for recordings of BBC Radio 4 & BBC 7 and even sounded OK converted to AAC a second time (I trimmed them and exported from QT Player Pro).


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Authored by: kupietz on Dec 04, '04 08:18:33PM

>No. I know of nothing that does this for RealAudio.

MPlayer will do it, but you've got to be comfortable with the command line. I found it a bit daunting but eventually got it to work fine. It downloads a realaudio stream and writes it to a file on your hard drive - no intermediate step of capturing the Mac's audio.

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