Listen and Record Online Radio Stations Using RarmaRadio
I am a fan of Winamp because it is not only able to play my mp3 music collection but it also lets me tune to hundreds of online radio stations all over the world. But you cannot record radio streams using Winamp. But now you can listen to and record thousands of online radio stations using the free RarmaRadio application for Windows. With a huge collection of radio stations from all over the world, RarmaRadio can record the stream in multiple formats, including MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA and FLAC, each coming with its very own settings.
RarmaRadio can tune to a large number of stations, which is indeed very impressive. It is easy to search for radio stations based on the genre category and station names. All stations are grouped by genre, network or region. There is also a search box using which you can lookup for a channel that you wish to listen to.
Here are some of the key features of RarmaRadio :
- Listen to and record multiple stations simultaneously
- Create a schedule for automatic recording
- Shows cover art and lyrics for each song
- Recording is available in many formats - including mp3, wma and ogg.
- It is absolutely free.
You can downlaod RarmaRadio from the Raimersoft website. The download is available in form of a setup installer. The downloaded file is around 10 megabytes in size. After the installation of RarmaRadio, you can run it from its Desktop shortcut. In the main RarmaRadio window, you can look for radio stations based on genre or region. Once you have found a station, just select it from the list and click on the Play button to start playing it.
If you want to record a radio station stream, just click on the red colored record button in the RarmaRadio toolbar. You would be given several choices like recording split songs (which creates separate files for separate songs), no-split songs (all the songs in the same file) or current song only(recording stops after recording current song). You can also right-click on the current stream being played at the lower panel and choose Record Current Song from the context-menu.
You can also schedule recording of a specific radio station. This is very helpful to automatically recording a program that you know is going to be broadcasted at a particular day and time. I often use this feature to record Pat Morrison show on 89.3 KPCC radio. To schedule a recording, just choose Edit → Schedule Station from the menubar and choose the recording action in the scheduling options window.
RarmaRadio works very well in Windows to fetch to you the radio stations from all over the world. You can also watch select TV channels in RarmaRadio but I found all of them to be some low quality streams. The performance of RarmaRadio would suffer if you have a very poor internet connection. If you like a station, then you can also save it in your favorites.
So if you want to enjoy listening to radio channels over the internet, record them and save the files for playing back later, then RarmaRadio is your one stop solution. You can download RarmaRadio from its website at http://www.raimersoft.com/.