It's Sunday ! Ripping internet radio streams with Streamtuner

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  1. Ocky

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    I have found this to be quite nice, albeit an older and I think no longer supported program.

    To play and record radio station streams you will need to install these two applications:
    Streamripper (It was already installed in Ubuntu Hardy)
    Streamtuner
    and if you don't already have VLC, install that as well. (You could of course use another player like audacious but I find
    VLC best suited to the task).
    Once installed, launch Streamtuner from Applications>Sound&Video menu, click on 'Edit' and select 'Preferences' in
    order to configure Streamtuner for VLC.
    Replace all instances of xmms with vlc as shown in the screenshot.
    You can add your own favourite radio stations by clicking on 'Stream'> New Preselection and entering the station's
    URL etc. as shown in the second screenshot. That is all - just select the station and click on the 'Tune in' button
    to bring up VLC. If you want to record use the 'Record' button. The recording will be saved to your home folder in a
    new folder with the same name as the station it was recorded from.
    Third screenshot shows Streamtuner playing Venice Classic Radio station.

    Notes:- I add only my own stations in Preselections. Apart from some stations listed under Xiph, I have never had
    any luck with the stuff listed under the other tabs. Being an old package most URL links are no longer valid.
    I have not yet checked to see whether the Streamtuner package is available in Ubuntu Jaunty. I will check on next
    reboot. This was all done in Hardy.
    One can of course achieve something similar by using screenlets (Radio), but it's just not the same and less stable
    than the rock solid Streamtuner.
    Some radio station url's can be found by browsing the Screamer Radio forums. If you have Windows OS and Screamer
    Radio installed you can get hundreds of station details - just copy the url's of those you want from the file
    Radio Station presets.xml.
    http://forums.screamer-radio.com/
    http://radio.netbynet.ru/style/rockmetal

    Regards

    Edit: I have checked, it's available in Jaunty, you also have to install streamripper pkg. Apparently, due to shoutcast problems
    some prefer to install Streamtuner from this repo https://launchpad.net/~jensmaucher/ archive/ppa

    Streamtuner prefs.jpg

    Streamtuner Preselections.jpg

    Streamtuner playing station.jpg
     
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    Sorry for being off topic but, which gtk theme is that ?
     
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    Hi - thanks for the how to. I have followed it right through (hopefully correctly).

    However, when I open VLC I don't see a record button anywhere - How stooopid is that?

    Any hints?

    RJ

    EDIT
    Unless you mean a record button in Shoutcast not VLC. If so, I have found a record function in Shoutcast in the stream menu - I'll try that.
     
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    It's the round green record button in Streamtuner. Clicking on it after connecting to a radio station will bring up the Terminal as shown in the screenshot. Hope that helps.

    Streamtuner recording.jpg
     
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    Ocky many thanks. Got it all working OK. Strange - the last time I tried shoutcast, the record button seemed to only record the playlist, this time it recorded the actual tracks.

    Anyway, all is well. Now I am off to find a way to get the recordings onto a CD in a way that will play them in the car on an older CD player. I don't want to convert them unless I have to. My guess is that K3b will do it. It never failed me yet!

    Cheers

    RJ
     
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    Your guess is right. :thumb:
     
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    Cheers matey - unsung hero or what......
     
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    May I ask how you got shoutcast recording working with streamtuner, did you download s/tuner from the repo I mentioned ?
     
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    Update for Ubuntu Karmic 9.10.
    All as per 1st post above (i.e. vlc instead of audacious), but to get shoutcast download .deb from here .. http://ppa.launchpad.net/danny6167/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/s/streamtuner/ There are 64 bit and 32 bit .debs.
    Works no problems for me. You can just hit the red record button in vlc to get the file to your disk in home folder or the green record button in streamtuner.

    Streamtuner Karmic.jpg
     
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