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Record streams as .aiff's
Authored by: Bruseth on May 26, '02 10:31:55PM

I stumbled across this. Maybe everyone knows about this already.
Download a .pls file. Open iTunes. In the menubar, go to 'Advanced'.
Select 'Convert to AIFF'. It will open up a box in which you can navigate
to the .pls file and select it. It will open the .pls file in iTunes and
start recording/creating an AIFF file. This file will be found in - "Macintosh HD:Users:User_Name:Documents:iTunes:iTunes Music:Unknown Artist:Unknown Album:"
The AIFF file grows in size rather quickly. I stop recording as it approaches 700 MB, so that I can burn it to a cd. My .pls files vanish after I open them in iTunes for some reason, so I back them up in case I want to use them again. Does anybody know of an app that will allow me to edit the AIFF file? I would like to be able to pick just the songs I want to eventually burn to a cd. One last thing. iTunes has its own streams/radio stations which you can find if you click on 'Radio Tuner' (who would have thunk ;-) ). I don't know of a way to record these streams yet, but I do know that if you drag one of the stream sites to your desktop, you will end up with a "Web Internet Location" file which will take you to the site that is streaming the music. Sometimes it opens up the actual stream in your browser window and informs you that you need "Winamp" to play this stuff. Not available for a mac :-( Many of the same sites that iTunes digs up can also be found on the "SHOUTcast" site mentioned in a previous article. Hope some of this stuff helps and isn't common knowledge to everyone but me ;-)

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How about...
Authored by: VEGx on May 27, '02 05:37:41PM
Of course you can record the stream as .aiff, but why not .mp3? I haven't tried your hint. But there is a free-ware `StreamRipperX' that allows you to record the streams as .mp3 files.

I'm certain that you can modify the aiff files in QuickTime Pro.

And if you don't like that. You can use iTunes.

Open the file in iTunes. Get info. Options. Specify the beginning and the ending of the song you want from the stream file. Convert to AIFF/MP3/WAV. Choose the file (whose beginning and ending you just modified). And wait.

You should now have a new file that is just an extract from the big file. Tested and works with MP3 files. I haven't tried it on aiff yet. I leave that to you :)

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Record streams as .aiff's
Authored by: telecine on May 28, '02 07:36:37AM

You can also set iTunes to strip to .mp3 .....


don't tell anyone!

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