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Giveaway of the day — Streaming Audio Recorder 2.5

Streaming Audio Recorder has the ability to record whatever streaming audio that is passing through computer’s sound card.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 492 (51%) 467 (49%) 84 comments

Streaming Audio Recorder 2.5 was available as a giveaway on March 10, 2012!

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Convert media among various video formats.

Streaming Audio Recorder, as it is named, has the ability to record whatever streaming audio that is passing through computer’s sound card. Therefore, all you need to do is to play music and radio online and then click record to save it to your gadgets in MP3, WMA, ACC, OGG formats.

If you are a musician or else, you can record any sound including your singing, voice, etc with a microphone too. Version 2.5 add features like creating schedule recording task, pause and resume recording task, auto skip silence passages etc.

Key Functions:

  • Record tons of millions of internet radio and online music;
  • Record whatever you hear from your PC;
  • Three great tools for recording, editing, converting audio;
  • Good CD Ripper and CD burner;
  • A virtual music downloader;
  • Tag ID3 tags specifically for each file.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Streaming Audio Recorder

Homepage:

http://www.recordstreamingaudio.org/streaming-audio-recorder-2-5-0.html

File Size:

15 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#84

I downloaded Streaming-audio-recorder on 10 March but only tried to install it today. It says it has expired. I didn't know you had to instal the same day (I usually do actually) but this weekend I had not time to do it. Can I have another chance now?

Reply   |   Comment by Joseph Kerrigan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Ok< I've just tried recording a song playing from Windows Media Player. With just a press of the record button, it works! (Some non-mp3 music files protected by DRM needs to be recorded into mp3 this way as most converters can't convert DRM protected files).

Without a stereomix function on my thinpad X61, I have tried two different softwares that enables recording from windows media player, Virtual Audio Cable (trial) and Virtual Audio Streaming (from gaotd). Both works but are a pain to learn. With Virtual Audio Streaming, I get weird clicks intermittently in the recorded audio, perhaps I still haven't mastered how to tweak the settings properly. I also have to keep changing the default recording and playback device btw from my soundcard to virtual driver, and back, very tedious.

With today's software, there is virtually no learning curve, no complicated settings. All you have to do is press the On/Off Record button, and it works out of the box...

Reply   |   Comment by kimotheraphy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Decided to take a chance! IT WORKS!!

After trying many, many products that claim to record "Any Sound and Every Sound" you can listen to on your PC - this one actually works.

I spent days looking all over the internet for a solution. All the claimed software solutions did not work. The only real solution seemed to be the speaker to mic hardwire patch cord. As I stay in a remote area I've not been able to get the Mini RCA plugs to make up the patch cord.

So I created a systems restore point - PLEASE DO THIS FOR YOUR SAFETY!

Download the software and ran it.

It would not record.

Then I went to the program's help menu to be shunted to the web.

At the help or what they call the support page I saw them taking about a "Quick Settings" window popping up when you first ran the program. This window did not popup.

NOTE - the support page is 90% focused on trying to get you to Google plus 1 them.

Found a settings page in the program that looks different to the one shown of the web.

Played around and got it working.

Test the software and it works - no recording of the Skype stream (not importnat to me).

Now I have a solution that records my voice and backround music so that I can make some instruction and help videos.

Mission accomplished.

THANKS GOTD and Streaming Audio Recorder

Reply   |   Comment by Donavan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Installed on Vista business laptop without a hitch. Did not encounter a single installation issue as mentioned by other posters here. Just searched and downloaded a song - cool!. Haven't tried the recording function yet. Some laptops like my Thinkpad X61 does not have a "waveout" or "stereomix" function which means we cannot record from say a song playing on a media player on our PC. Certain software like the one offered today provides a fix. Virtual Audio Cable is another software that offers a solution for the missing "stereomix" function. There are many people who are not aware of this problem as they are lucky to have laptops which still have stereomix, but there are also many laptops that have had this function crippled by the manufacturer..

Reply   |   Comment by kimotheraphy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

This may help some people wanting to record sound from speakers on Win 7. Go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording you will probably just see microphone Right click anywhere in the white space beneath the mic icon or word. Click "Show Disabled Devices" to see other choices like stereo mix. Click on that device and chose enable. That will allow you to use the Win Recorder to record audio coming thru speakers. Haven't tried it with other recording software, but MS really hid this one.

Reply   |   Comment by BobM  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#79

I have a Win 7 64, and like many others that have this type of operating system, the program worked like a charm. One of the few I have found that have the 64bit driver, that actually works. I recorded several songs and the playback was just as good as the original, with no loss. This is a keeper for me, and I would recommend it for others with 64 bit operating systems that have had problems in the past. I know there are those out there that have not had the same luck or trying to scare others with installation of drivers, but that is what restore points are for. It is a good practice to create a restore point anytime you install new software or hardware, in case things do not go as planned. Anyway from my point of view, it delivers exactly as advertised. Thanks for the giveaway GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

NOW I CAN RECORD INSTANT MESSENGER VOICE CALL.THANKS,GAOTD,The option to select record from both sound card and Microphone at the same time, is really useful.you can download all web browsers both for pc and mobile from here CLICK HERE TO download all web browsers both for pc and mobile

Reply   |   Comment by tony123  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#77

Doesn't work in mytv.tvb.com

Reply   |   Comment by Kenneth Lam  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#76

#54 (anne-ology):
1. Irfanview can play midi files. You probably already have it. See the MID extension in settings.
2. Anything passing through the sound card can be recorded.

Just a remark:
"auto skip silence passages": clearly a dumb feature, since silences are of most importance in music ---and life...

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#75

I actually use Audacity for this, it can record any audio that your computer is playing, but you have to tell it which device to record (like sound card, or mic/line in) Not only is it free, it's open source.

Reply   |   Comment by RoLaAus  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#74

It downloaded and installed okay, but kept freezing on my desktop every time I opened it to check registration, etc. So I uninstalled it. Beware: there were lots of registry entries for "apowersoft" and "streamingaudiorecorder" left over after Win7 program uninstall. Fortunately, my wonderful Registrar Registry Manager (freeware) was able to find it all and completely uninstall it.

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#73

For those with the laptops using the (defective) Conexant HD Audio Chipset, such as my Lenovo W500 Laptop, this is the ONLY application I have ever seen that will actually work. It did disable my volume control buttons after running it (but I did have full volume control with the software controls on my task bar area). All other similar programs I have tried flat out don't work with this chipset. When I restart my computer, the volume control buttons were functional again. I will definitely keep this one, and can live without the extra set of control buttons when I am using this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim B  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Warning: Not all of Govanni's suggestions are "free". For example, FeyRecorder installs Complity.*(dll) which is associated with adware even when selecting custom install and selecting all 4 sets of toolbars, web home sites, etc. This has occurred when trying out a number of other Govanni's suggestions so just be warned. "Smiling faces, sometimes.......".

Reply   |   Comment by Carl Hill  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#71

Odd app. It uses some sort of .NET virtualization plus assembly compressing. The virualization is for people who don't have .NET Framework, and I believe the developer doesn't know what the compressing actually does (I think they're using it for obfuscation, but it really is purely compression). Stripped of all the excess baggage, the program still loads and draws slowly.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#70

Some of the comments seem to add up to this application reacting differently according to one's system I initially received errors when trying to record. One being an Invalid Recorder Error which I referred to support. I found that after I closed and reopened the application, the recording errors resolved themselves. Maybe I referred to support prematurely but my experience with Apowersoft's Recording Suite giveaway was that I was unable to record because of missing options. I referred this issue to support and they responded by fixing the application via an update. I was out of luck since it was a giveaway with no updates. One would have thought that since it was a fix that I brought to their attention, they would have given me the update. I am glad that this application is actually working for me.

The song search feature works remarkably well so far and makes this worth keeping for me. I will try installing the application again to see if it will function without the virtual drivers installed since they aren't necessary on my desktop. They're generally only useful with systems that have no stereo mix, what you hear, wave, et al recording options.

To #13-Marcus' comments: The text file that GOTD commonly includes is around 1 kb. The setup file is almost 14.5 mb and the additional mb comes from the Activate file. Text files are generally in the low kb range. The warning is a Windows Security warning indicating the publisher of the driver is not verified. I am able to close the program with Exit confirmation, by clicking on the close button. It could be Windows 7 Ultimate (I have 64 bit Professional) or it could be something else.

#12-David, I instinctively clicked on the On button to turn it on. I sort of see what you're saying but I would have no reason to think it would be on by default since that would mean that it was automatically set to record everything and take up disk space.

If this can be installed without nagging for the drivers to be installed, then this would be a plus for me but it's a keeper either way because it finds songs without my having to be bothered with videos.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#69

Like #5, 9 and 19, this clobbered my sound (Win7 64-bit) so I couldn't hear anything at all on my machine. I fooled around for about an hour trying to get it to work, rebooted, etc. Nothing worked. Moral of the story: if it doesn't work in the hardware, then a software solution is probably not going to work or will mess up what you've got. I used Revo uninstaller to get rid of it but the software sound drivers were left behind, which still messed up my sound. Lucky for my I did a System Restore before installing it so I could return to where I was without harming anything. These hot-shot programs should be fully tested on recent machines with recent hardware and OS's (i.e., not just on WinXP) and come with full installation instructions, not just make you rely on other helpful commenters for fixes to problems. And always create a System Restore before installing them. Free programs are nice, but free and harmful is crazy. My piece for the day.

Frank D

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#68

I must agree with #5 Marek, that this software has issues with my Xonar soundcard (or vice versa). Mind you, so did Skype when I tried to install it. I have tried much recording software, but have found nothing that comes close to the old Cool Edit (the real thing!, not the one that Giovanni suggests that has 'borrowed' the name) but hate Audition, which Adobe has made it into, not just for its price, either! Fortunately, even years old versions of Cool Edit can still work on modern Windows OSs (with just occasional, non serious glitches). There's only one problem for me now, however, I'd like something like Cool Edit to work on my MacAir! I must admit, Audacity doesn't really do it for me. I would have liked to try today's offering on my Mac, but alas GAOTD only offers up Mac stuff once in a blue moon. Anyone out there got any serious suggestions for me?

Reply   |   Comment by kevindall  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#67

So many negative / misunderstanding comments on this!! Installed last GOTD v 2.3.2 a real pain to get working, spent some time on it (too much) maybe, learning curve all that. Any way it worked, just. So Installed this new v2.5.2 over and shut down, activate, re-install after trying with some error? and of course has to run as administrator!! now it looks reg to GOTD. check under settings, to test sound for playback. now OK . did I mention this on 2 different W7 x64 systems , haven't tried laptop yet. Default dowload options are not the same , surprise! thought that would be the same, downloaded and recorded and playback in default player OK, however after shutting program and re-opening it won't play in it's own player but go to folder and it lets me play in one of my players, todays choice VLC, cool am alright with that, without having to build a play list. Having multiple drivers and such just have to keep them sorted? so don't interfere with each other, some times this gets me into games problems, I can live with that. Too bad you still can't come back to edit your comments without having to repost...

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#66

One of Murphy's Laws predicts that any time I offer a correction it too will need correcting. That should have read: "is just as INcorrect"

Reply   |   Comment by RunesageMagik  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#65

To: #38 promytius
I learned long ago that before you correct someone else, you need to make sure you're correct. Their claim - "tons of millions" - is an obvious typo.
However, your correction, "millions of tons" - is just a INcorrect unless you meant that tongue-in-cheek.
The fragment could be changed to "TENS of millions" - a measure of quantity, not of weight. Sadly, even "Record tEns of millions of internet radio and online music;" isn't correct; worse, it'd remain an unsubstantiated claim.

Reply   |   Comment by RunesageMagik  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#64

Anne-ology(comment 52)
Midi(Musical Instrument Digital Interface) files do not produce any sound. They contain information which tells software musical instruments which notes should be played, for how long, at what velocity, etc. It is the software musical instrument which then produces the sound. There are many free softwares available which will enable you to play your midi files, and you can select the instrument. If the file was created using a piano, it will probably sound best if you select a piano to play it; however, you can select a trombone, flute, guitar, etc if you wish. I would recommend SynthFont as a great program to start with.

Reply   |   Comment by Clint Harris  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#63

TK #50
Thanks for a most interesting comment, before Vista came out there was talk that any protected video and audio would be deliberately degraded in quality. According to your comment it looks like they did, nice to know that their customers come first, like Hell.
While I'm having a go at Microsoft I’ll continue, many times on this page people complain the software has upset their system. As a programmer before retiring I can assure you that companies do not send out software that will cripple a system, Windows NT has the temperament of a neurotic racecourse and will fall over at the least excuse, so blame the OS.
My God I feel better for that!
When I know the software will change fundamental aspects of the OS I take a snapshot using Comodo Time Machine, so if anything goes hideously wrong I can set it back to a good state, I find this a most useful program especially considering it's free.
Today's software installed and registered without problems on my XP machine (upgraded from Vista) and all local recording functions worked without fault.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#62

I usually try these recorders out in the hopes that someday someone will come up with something that works on my laptop. I have 3 working laptops, Dell, HP, and Asus, and every program I've tried fails to record streaming audio because there's no "stereo mix" available. I don't know much about audio and don't have time to do any troubleshooting for something that's not a necessity, so I have to admit that this is one area where I simply want "magic" -- I want to press a button and it will work.

When I saw the comments, starting with #1, that today's software causes issues with the existing sound, I decided not to try. While recording audio is not a necessity on my system, hearing audio is. It's not worth the risk.

I spent many years as a programmer back when there were dinosaurs and we would never have released software that harmed systems the way they do today. I know many of GOTD's offerings are new versions hoping for some final testing, but nothing should leave the programmer's desk without being fully tested to handle most situations, not just the one on the programmer's favorite computer.

Also, shouldn't those who produce audio software know that there are many laptops today that do not have "stereo mix" available? From what I understand, it's not all that unusual. So why does every program that records streaming audio claim that it can record whatever passes through the sound card or whatever you can hear from the speakers? I'm getting really tired of thinking maybe this one does, downloading, installing, and finding out it doesn't. Just be honest up front!

Reply   |   Comment by Terri  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#61

I found this software to be very useful. While others are comparing it to more complicated and sophiticated software I was and have now found a simple program that can take the task of capturing audio from a movie and saving soundbites. Works very well.

The only suggestion I would offer is to make the navigation buttons more intuitive.

Good job overall!

:)

Reply   |   Comment by Steve H  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Installed Windows 7 64.. This is the 1st stream recorder I've found that works on my system.. I have 2 sound cards.. I played a tune on Spotify and it recorded it perfectly, althought a little quality loss on mp3, but it worked! Giant thumbs up

Reply   |   Comment by scarb  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#59

I have not tried this, but wanted to share that using Audacity to do the same thing that this software describes and probably more, is very easy to use, and it's free. After you record the streaming audio, you can adjust the EQ settings, the level of the recording, add effects, easily create loops, splices etc.
Also, in a pinch, I have used Audacity to mix a garage band's demo CD with great success. I imported about 12 tracks of WAV audio and was able to add gates, compression, effects, etc. to any track individually.
I'm not saying that Audacity is the solution for everyone's needs or that it's the best program out there, but for a free program, Audacity will always be on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Just A Sound Guy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#58

My recommendation to GOATD is to do a little more R&D and probing before offering the FREE GOODIES that come out to be poisoned apple.

It is no fun solving BSOD issues.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger Bertrand  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#57

One additional, for those fanatics of music, there is another FREE software called STREAMWRITER that has more than 8 500 streams of music, all tastes, all countries, all styles and when you listen to it you can record the stream's playlist or each song played individually and with titles and all. This software, after over a year of use, never gave me any problem with sound cards or drivers.
http://streamwriter.org/en/

Additionally, here is a stupendous web radio site:
http://www.radionomy.com/en
Here again you can listen to an astronomical quantity of recordings, free, and use AUDACITY or any other PROVEN software to record the streams.
Here again you can listen to an astronomical quantity of recordings, free, and use AUDACITY or any other PROVEN software to record the streams.

I repeat: STAY AWAY FROM ANY SOFTWARE THAT INSTALLS ITS OWN PROPIETARY DRIVER IN ORDER TO AVOID PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SOUND CARD OR DRIVER AND FURTHER ISSUES SUCH AS BSOD BECAUSE YOUR SYSTEM IS INDIGESTED WITH THEIR DRIVER.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger Bertrand  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#56

Installed easily on my XP system, and seems to work as advertised so far. This looks like one I will keep!

Reply   |   Comment by McSpocky  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#55

In my opinion any AUDIO software that installs its own DRIVER that will modify the sound card behaviour is a serious risk. I personally used NCH software PREMIERE which installed an ST64 driver that "#$% up all my system and it began to generate BSOD after NCH sent an upgrade in November last year that literally was not working well at all. Hence, here I read some people are having some problems with sound after this software installs... My recommendation is stay away from it. I have switched to AUDACITY to record any streaming material and it has not given any problem and BETTER has not so far caused any MALFUNCTION in my system. For those that are not that familiar with BSOD, look it up in the WEB and you will see that's one heck of a problem to solve: better avoid any chance of causing your system going nuts over a STREAMING software and giving you BSOD. Check up GIOVANI’s recommendation they are free and pretty good.
PS: and of course I contacted NCH and they swear their LABS do not get the problem I had and that their product is flawless... To no avail, it causes problems and they don't even know how to find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger Bertrand  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#54

Does this record midi files which are playing?; I have many midi files and would very much appreciate a program which would record these to be saved as something else. I've attempted to play these while supposedly recording in various programs only to find that nothing was recorded. IF these programs really record whatever is playing on the computer, then midis should be recordable.

I would sincerely appreciate an answer anon,

Reply   |   Comment by anne-ology  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#53

No surprise I guess, but did not install correctly on Windows 8 x64 Consumer Preview. Ran the installer as admin, clicked through all warning prompts, but after restart the driver was still reported as missing.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

#47 MikeR and all the others stating that audacity and other free apps that DO NOT include a method to intercept crippled Vista and above HD Audio subsystems that do not include a wav or soundmixer record input, so therefore do need a virtual sound card driver installed to intercept the sound output to the system speakers to be able to record it... none of those programs do the job.

I don't dispute that this may be an imature product regarding its manipulation of the sound subsystem and the GUI and the ;ack of help, but Audacity and all other freebies I've tried don't cut it either on a more fundimental level that they were not built to attempt address the problems this is attempting to address.

The most elegant solution I have seen to the HD Audio recording problem was done by "HD Audio Recorder" by Wavelet Labs that was given away here some time ago. It's elegance was that it Did NOT use a virtual soundcard driver at all to solve the problem but used the HD Audio API to tap into the the audio stream itself so to record a sound source you just selected any of the listed inputs AND outputs provided on your system regardless of what windows sound subsystem offered as "Recording Devices". Only thing that did not offer is the ability to tap into the microphone recording path and the speakers simultaneously, which I understand this atempts to do with varying degrees of success according to the reports here.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

Hung on install. 3-finger salute to quit install.
Installed on second try.
Hung on startup, doesn't recognize usb sound card.
3-finger salute to quit.
Will likely blow it away. Been a long time since there's been anything I can use.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark F  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

People with vista and above wanting to install this on an account configured as a limited user as opposed to an administrator will likely be unable to activate the program for the limited user account since Activate.exe activates the current user only and incorrectly demands Admin rights which will cause Vista and above to prompt for an account name and password that have admin rights and when you give those THAT accounts profile will be activated not the real current user. Work around if you are experiencing this is to temporarily change the limited user account profile to an Administrator, then run Activate.exe in said account then swap back to a limited user account.
Or download an EXE resource hacking tool and remove the errant embeded manifest that demands elevated rights from the supplied Activate.exe

To GAOTD dev team: (tag delimiters removed to avoid the xml from being filtered out)

trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3"
security
requestedPrivileges
requestedExecutionLevel level="requireAdministrator"
requestedPrivileges
security
trustInfo


Should NEVER be used when the change required is on a per user account Like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and not in a global location like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE

UNLESS you are going to enumerate all true user profiles listed in HKEY_USERS and then activate all accounts at once
which would be a sensible idea IMHO!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#49

Plays downloads fine for me.. noted some have found not.
(Vista, 32 bit).
Search, download, then hit the Download tab to see the list of downloaded items, then click the (very) small play button on the downloaded item.

Hint.. the rt click menu is very handy e.g. on items under 'Download'.

Issues:
- Rt click Open Folder does NOT respect my default file manager. It opens explorer instead.
- If a downloaded file has been deleted, and you hit the play button in the download list, nothing happens. There should be an indication of this. The best way would be to grey out items in the list if hte file has been deleted manually.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

I was really impressed with this software from the last time it was given away. Just a warning for everyone, it asks you to update it and when you do, you lose the registration and the company will never respond to you to fix it. I tried many times and they did not respond to me even once.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#47

To commenter #22 re your comment over commenter #1 as you say Stephen’s sentence/thought is not fully understandable or grammatically correct I agree the point is he did make a valuable contribution for that he gets my thumbs up well done Stephen.

Reply   |   Comment by wayne  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#46

Giovanni beat me to it: if a commercial developer is going to charge $30 for a sound recorder, then it had better be a darn sight better than the freeware combination of Freecorder and Audacity, both of which I have on my computers (running XP and Vista respectively.) There was a learning curve with both apps -- especially, Audacity, which is a bit over-blown -- but I had no installation problems with either way back when and no problems since.

By contrast. . . Today's offer seems anything but a mature product. And quite what a commercial developer is doing, trading from a dot org website, I've no idea. This app has been 'developed' by an outfit called Powersoft. Powersoft ain't a charity. But development seems not to have progressed very far, because unless this app is downloaded to a computer seemingly matching all the criteria envisaged by Powersoft then no, there's waaa-aaay too much messing around to get it to work (I certainly never had to rescue my sound card set-up with either Freecorder or Audacity.)

On my Vista set-up, after restoring my sound defaults, everything looked promising but then the app crashed. Started up again, but it crashed again. So. . . Uninstalled.

With a much wider user base than it so evidently has, this *might* be worth using (though never, ever, at $30.) But the very absence of that user base means this company / charity / or whatever it's supposed to be simply isn't getting enough customer feedback for it to progress the app to the stage where it's easily installable, and useable, by more than a fortunate few. If it had, then this so-called 'latest release' would have fixed so many of the bugs that frustrate and irritate.

Thanks GAOTD, and thanks whoever-you-are for offering today's download, but for ease of use, maturity of product, and comprehensiveness of features, Freecorder and / or Audacity remain the freeware standard-bearers which this paid-for app still has to beat. In view of the hazy provenance of Streaming Audio Recorder 2.5, it seems unlikely to be around for anything like as long as those two freebies.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#45

Stay away from software that install virtual or proprietory drivers, it will mess up all of your regular listening or recording devices.
Not worth to thinker around, sooner or later, you will lose all of your sounds. It happened to me before, I had to reinstall win 7 from start and took me hours to repair it.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#44

I agree with #26 Govanni regarding Freecorder. I have installed it as an addon on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. However even if I use another browser like Google Chrome,the video/audio clips played on it gets automatically recorded even though neither Firefox or IE is running. I have the option of saving the audio/video clippings or deleting them. Moreover it is free. Hence I do not intend to download this, though it may be a good product.

Reply   |   Comment by Uday Rege  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#43

Does not function properly on win 8 seems the virtual driver has issues and the program just feed sback without any control. seems to be locked in record mode live mic only. Must be the win 8 rejection prog.. oh well back to the drawing board..

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#42

A great application! I installed it on a Win7 Ultimate X64 system and installation and registration was flawless! I then gave it a couple of "test recordings" (via my soundcard) and again it worked well.

I WOULD like to see three things:
a) A way to establish the bit-rate used during the sound capture phase.

b) A way to auto-capture the title of the track being played (and recorded) by snagging the ID3 data (when available), or a way to manually type in the name of the material being recorded (e.g., "Wild Birds Singing").
c) A genuine, from the manufacturer, serial number so it could be re-installed if lost or damaged.

A most emphatic THUMBS UP for this excellent GAOTD offering!

Karl

Reply   |   Comment by Karl K  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#41

I have installed a few screen recorders on my old laptop. They usually had an option to record the computers sound by using this method. Unfortunately, some soundcards don't support this. (Such as my old laptop's) at the end of the day I ran a wire between the headphone and mic ports. My point is, I would be willing to bet that this program has the same issue. Unfortunately I can not test this as my old laptop doesn't have a functioning hard-drive. So, if it just doesn't pick up sound that way, it may very well be your soundcard, not the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter M.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#40

Excellent! Finally, an audio recorder that works on my Toshiba laptop. Thanks to the developers and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by roger  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

Just a note - I'm using Start Menu X, a previous offer here, and this program installed ok but it does not appear in the menu. Running on W7pro, fyi.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

Suggest fixing this:
Record tons of millions
should be
Record millions of tons.

nice prg.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#37

Will not install the virtual sound card even after reboot and reinstall attempts. win 7 ultimate 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by salemdoc  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

Just a note to users. A couple folks mentioned it above. On my 7 64 system the first time I recorded and tried to playback I lost all sound on my system. Into control panel I went and changed the default playback back to my HD speakers. After that the recording and playback worked perfect. Seems at first it wants to output to the new driver.

For you downloading folks, click the blue down arrow on the right side, the music downloads to C:\Users\xxxxx\Documents\Streaming Audio Recorder. Open that folder and you will see your new music there. Add it to winamp or vlc or whatever your fav music playback program is.

This is a wicked little program, not sure why so many left thumbsdown other than being computer illiterate. I'm listening to music right now I downloaded from this program. The recording function works perfect in my 7 64. Any and everything is recorded with very high quality sound. Rated AAAA++++

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

The last time this was offered by GAOTD, the program disabled the sound in my system whenever I stopped recording or exited the program; forcing a restart to fix. Hopefully this one has fixed the problem but I'm not going to test it; once was enough for me.

BTW, if it is internet radio that you want to record, RarmaRadio is now free (it used to be shareware). In addition to offering the best interface of *any* internet radio playing software, it offers recording of multiple streams AND monitoring of multiple stations; allowing instantaneous switching of stations and selective recording from a "wish list" of specific songs. As a solution for recording radio or podcasts, it is much better than this offering.

http://download.cnet.com/RarmaRadio/3000-2168_4-10679588.html

Reply   |   Comment by Swim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
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