Is it possible to rip from BBC radio player?

  webber_man 16:09 09 Jun 2005

Hi - just a (i hope) quick one!

Is it a) poosible to rip broadcasts from BBC radio player at a decent rate/quality? And if so b) what is needed? Is there any free software that would do this?


  SANTOS7 16:13 09 Jun 2005

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  Dennis Goycoolea 16:33 09 Jun 2005

There are lots of programs that do this job, but in my opinion Total Recorder is the best. Not free, but it only costs 12 bucks (£6.60).

It will output a wav for you, so you can convert to any file format you like. Remember, if you use a lossy format you'll lose quality twice over because you're converting from lossy Real Audio in the first place.

By the way, the BBC are now experimenting with allowing downloads of full programs as mp3s. Hurrah! click here


  webber_man 18:11 09 Jun 2005

Thanks guys - i'll all the tips/links a look

  Calhounev 10:22 20 Sep 2011

To rip BBC Radio, you might need to use a BBC Radio ripper. It will output audio streams from BBC radio programs directly, while you are listening to BBC Radio. Hope this helps you do the job.

  eedcam 11:24 20 Sep 2011

or just record it using something like audacity its free

  100andthirty 20:57 20 Sep 2011

This doesn't answer the question directly but......

If you have "stereo mix" or "what U hear" avalaible with your sound card, you ought to be able to record with Audacity without any other software.

My laptop doesn't have this so I do use Total Recorder; delighted with it.

For the main stream Radio Channels eg BBC, I also record freeview onto a DVD recorder, finalise the disc and the import into Audacity using the ffmpeg plug in. This process avoids the occasional dropouts i get in internet streaming

  Nontek 21:04 20 Sep 2011

This thread is over six years old - so what's the point??

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