Listening to streaming audio online or saving to computer for offline playback, which do you prefer? Many of you may choose the latter one. But it’s unrealistic for you to find an almighty tool which enables you to download music from all the audio websites, which are quite a lot. Fortunately, an audio recorder can help. Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder is among the best. It can record audio from any website as long as there is sound coming from your computer. What’s more, the default output format of the recorded audio is MP3, so you don’t need to convert the files and then transfer to your portable devices. Let’s check the simple steps on how to use it below.
1 Download the audio recorder
Download the audio recording software to your computer and install it. There are two versions, which work similarly. So we will mainly talk about the windows version.
2 Start to record audio from websites
Run the program after installing. First, find a Record button on the top left and click it. Then go to your favorite audio site to play streaming audio. You should play one song at a time and maintain a stable internet connection in an effort to get complete audio files. Of course, if you have a playlist of songs, you can play them continuously while the audio recorder can recognize each song by the silence time between.
While recording, the program can identify the information about the songs. If you want to edit the information yourself, you can go to find the song in the Library tab after recording. Then right-click it and choose View Detail. Type in your customized information in the pop-up right column.
3 Transfer to iTunes (optional)
The recorded songs are all MP3 files, so you can transfer to iTunes directly. Here is the way. Choose the songs and click the Add to iTunes button or right-click to select Add File to iTunes.
Notes: a) To find where the audio files are stored, you can right-click the file and select Open in Folder.
b) The Mac version doesn’t have the Add to iTunes button. You need to find where the file is stored then transfer to iTunes manually.
You can also create a playlist to manage files on the program and make ringtones out of the audio files. With so many fancy features, don’t wait to download the audio recorder to have a try. You may get more surprises.