This article shows how to use Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder step by step. Follow the steps and you'll see it’s pretty easy.
Part 1: How to install Streaming Audio Recorder
Once you’ve downloaded the setup program, please double click it to install instantly:
1). Accept the license agreement.
2). Select the drive folder where you want to install the program.
3). Click the install button.
Part 2: How to record streaming audio
It's amazingly easy to record any streaming audio played on your computer. Just click the "Record" button and there will be audio spectrum graph on the top right showing there is music playing.
Before Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder can record sound you must:
1). Be connected to the internet
2). Have a web browser open
3). Access an audio/video stream
Once you have found the stream you want, hit the record icon without leaving the page and then use the remote control widget for the following steps. The remote control widget often hides on the right side of your screen. Once you hit the "record" button, Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder is on standby and will automatically begin recording as soon as you press play in the browser.
While recording, don’t worry about leaving the stream page. This will not affect your recording in any way. Free to open and surf on other tabs or windows, or even open a new browser.
When you have done recording, find your Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder remote control widget hiding on the right side of your screen. You’ll see that the Record button has become a Stop button. Click on it and a message will appear at the bottom right of your screen, confirming a successful recording. To view and test your newly recorded track, open Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder's main tray.
Part 3: Adding to your iTunes Library and making ringtones
To add a track to your iTunes Library, simply right click the track and choose the option. Besides "add to iTunes", "select all tracks on the current playlist", "add to a new playlist", "delete tracks” and “open the track’s containing folder", etc. are also available to choose.
To create a ringtone, simply click on the bell icon next to the artist name in the playlist. After clicking the icon, it will open a bitmap of the track, and you can select and trim sections of the track to create a ringtone at ease.
Part 4: Streaming Audio Recorder Settings
Find the settings menu in the top right corner of the Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder main tray. It's next to the minimize/maximize buttons and above the volume control bar (It looks like a little gear). Click on it and the setting window will show up. The setting window has 3 tabs: General, Control and Format.
1). General: Here you can specify the destination folder for all recorded files, and set checking updates frequency.
2). Control: Here you can help ensure your recording skips long pauses by adjusting the automatic split setting to the duration of silence acceptable to you, and skip advertisements by adjusting the filter to automatically dump any track that’s too short.
3). Format: Here you can switch between MP3 and M4A output formats and adjust the Sample Rate, Encoder, Bit Rate.
Tested and proven on top sites:
Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder has been tested to record audio seamlessly from over 500 radio stations and music sites, including but not limited to below famous streaming music sites:
- BBC Radio Audio
- iTunes radio
- Sirius Radio
- Radio Blog Club
- XM Radio Online
- AOL Music