How to Download BBC Radio to iPod via iTunes
"It is my hobby to listen to the BBC radio. But I find that it is hard to listen to my favorite program timely because of my busy schedule. Now I have an idea, playing the program on iPod on the go. So do you know how to download BBC radio shows to iPod?"—Cathy
I myself asked the same question before. But, lucky enough, I got the easiest solution—recording BBC radio. Since the radio programs are only available as streaming audio via the BBC Radio Player and there're no direct URLs to download the entire radio show as an MP3 file, recording BBC radio could be much wiser and more efficient.
You might say "It sounds it is not easy, but cumbersome". No, actually the way I adopt is quite easy. Just within 2 steps, you could get the BBC radio downloaded in MP3 format. And in a single click, the radio programs could be uploaded to your iTunes directly. Then you can put them to your iPod for playback. Follow the steps to learn how to record BBC radio.
First of all, we should get the tool, Streaming Audio Recorder. It is the top one audio recorder currently.
Step 1: Install and launch the Streaming Audio Recorder
Click the "Free Download" link to download the installation package. Then click the .exe file to have the recorder installed. You can launch the BBC radio Recorder right after the installation by ticking "Launch Streaming Audio Recorder right now" or double-click the desk icon.
Step 2: Start to download BBC radio
Click the "Record" button on the interface of Streaming Audio Recorder. Then access to the BBC radio show, find the one you need to record and play it. See, the Streaming Audio Recorder starts to record the BBC radio instantly. After it is done, a prompt could tell you the program is downloaded successfully .
Step 3: Transfer BBC radio shows to iPod
In the Library, click to choose the programs you'd like to transfer to iTunes. Then click the "Add to iTunes" button, these programs could be uploaded to iTunes automatically. Connect your iPod with your computer and transfer the BBC Radio programs to your iPod via iTunes.
See a step-by-step video tutorial below and you will quickly master it.
It is cool, right? The BBC radio programs you've record are in 1:1 quality. What's more amazing is that if you cannot be around to record radio, you are able to set the time for the tool to record the program automatically.
With Streaming Audio Recorder, you can do more: recording any music from any music sharing sites, making ringtone for phones and more.