Screamer Radio 0.4.2

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  1. Majorgeeks

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    There is little reason to listen to commercial FM radio anymore, it is an old medium that provides little choice of music and is saturated with ads. For the last couple of years there has been an alternative, streaming internet radio. An alternative that has been somewhat complicated to use.

    Screamer Radio attempts to remedy this problem by bringing most of the required steps into a single, easy to use, freeware program.


    Why to use Screamer Radio:

    It's easy to use
    It's not bloated
    It's ad free
    It has no spyware
    It has a huge database of radio stations
    It has a cool peak meter
    You can easily record what you're listening to
    You can hide it in the system tray
    You can play back on multiple soundcards
    .. and it's free!

    Supported Stream Types
    Shoutcast and Icecast MP3 Streaming
    Icecast OGG Vorbis Streaming
    WMA Streaming
    AAC Streaming
    Recording Features
    Recording buffer: start recording in the middle and still save the entire song!
    Direct MP3 Audio stream saving, no loss of quality!
    Direct OGG Vorbis stream saving, no loss of quality!
    Or encode OGG Vorbis as MP3 using Lame
    Encode WMA or AAC to MP3 using Lame
     
  2. Sully

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    I love this program. Also be sure to google up screamer menu. It really ups the experience.

    Only downfall to it is that it does terminate sometimes if a station is not found. but since you can choose from hundreds around the world, odds are you can fine one.

    Sul.
     
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    I love Screamer Radio ( since 2007 ) ... with Arrow Classic Rock ...
     
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    There is also StationRipper, but I also definitely prefer Screamer. :D

    StationRipper
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, Major :D

    Btw, does ScreamerMenu now working with this new build, because the fact that it was unfortunately broken with the last Screamer beta released was aknowledged by both authors but not fixed yet... Anyway, I'll go download and give it a try. And yes Screamer is in a league all by itself (I did try about all of them others out there! - way better than nexus, IMO). Its large community being truely involved in its development is another of its great asset.
     
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    Great program indeed Screamer Radio,I've been using it for some time,about two years, and love it,too. I especially like its simple and it provides a vast repertoire,for me,in fact,it is so big i'll hardly listen to the 50% of all station in the next 100 years.
     
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    I guarantee you if compare Screamerradio with Nexus(and i have used screamerradio for many years) then the obvious choice is for Nexus.I can tell you the advantages at great lenght but you better install Nexus and make your own conclusions.
     
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    Does it bundle the Ask.com toolbar again like last time I tried it?
    How about this "Egisca Toolbar"? I did not opt to install it, but NexusRadio keeps asking me about it?
    Can you add your own radio station choices?
    Did they fixe CPU spikes?
    How much resources does it use when compared with Screamer?
    Did they fixe the unbalanced stereo sound renderings?
    Do you need an account with them to use it?
    Do they embed their ads in the stream?
     
  10. Sully

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    I like the new version of screamer even better. Nice changes to menu layouts, and best of all, once you pick a region channel, say germany or something, the preset list at the bottom now has the german channel as a sort of 'quick pick', a very nice and needed feature.

    I also downloaded the latest version of screamermenu, and it works with the latest screamer just fine.

    Sul.
     
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    For me, Nexus is like a cristmass tree resource s*cker. I just don't see any valued advantage over Screamer, even letting aside the advert oriented feeling of Nexus. But I am surely missing something too obvious. Please enlight me, Huupi. Or, I will have to only say "for each his own"...

    Well, uninstalled for now, and back to nicely rounded Screamer and ScreamerMenu.
     
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    First i have a two year old version,and never upgraded so the more recent incarnations of Nexus i know nothing about,it can be very likely that newer ones are ''commercialised'' and bloated,just the way many softwares fare.
    As to which i like better,Nexus is still my favorite.I use Screamer and Nexus now for several years, one big advantage with Nexus is the huge station database,i guess 10x bigger then with Screamer,also i like the GUI but thats a personal preference.Resource greedy is not what i have seen with Nexus,they'r consuming just about the same amount of memory.But again its all about the older version,so your remarks can be right as to where the most recent version is involved.
     
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    All fair enough, Huupi, and thanks for your answer.

    Also interesting to know that Nexus stations database is that large and thorough. I used to like to peruse the online Screamer directory but I will, now on, also check the Nexus one when looking for something new to add to my favorite collection of web radio stations.

    EDIT: Is it possible to find old versions of Nexus Radio player somewhere on the web?
     
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    0.43 is out:
    http://www.screamer-radio.com/download/

    -- Version 0.4.3, released 2008-10-11

    081011:
    * Another menu tweak, last one I can think of
    * Fixed bug causing screamer to overwrite old recorded files in some cases
    * Screamer could warn you that it was recording on exit even when stopped
    * UNICODE version (Win2k/XP/Vista) now installs in localappdata by default
    * Installer now only requires normal user privileges in Windows Vista
    * Now using Music folder as default recording target folder

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    What Radio Station you listen now, Major?

    ... - here, I can hardly hear you ... repeat?...
     
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