Cool article here on how to use a bunch of freeware to record internet radio for those wonderful shows you can't listen to live and don't offer a downloadable form. Think of it as a "DVR" for your internet radio!
- The tool "close" isn't really necessary because Windows' built-in taskkill.exe should signal a normal close unless you specify the /F flag which forcefullly terminates.
- If you have RD Tabs installed, you don't need "wait.exe" either. The "sleep.exe" included in the RD Tabs installation for scripting purposes does the same thing, only it sleeps for miliseconds, not seconds, so note that in your calculations in the script.
- Mplayer playlists can be in a wide variety of formats. If your favorite show isn't a "m3u" as in the example - no worries. Just make sure the output file is the right format for the playlist because mplayer isn't smart enough to do automatic extensions it seems. I'm recording an "ASX" (window media) stream for lunch-time enjoyment right now.