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WinAmp stream rip...

by CalawayCZC / February 24, 2005 6:57 AM PST

Dear cnet friends,

I'm trying to rip streaming audio using WinAmp. Can anyone help me with this. I'm trying to rip streaming audio files from tnawrestling.com. If you go here (http://www.tnawrestling.com/superstars/main_stars.shtml) and click on a wrestler's name you'll see they have a listen button at the bottom to listen to a 20-second clip of the theme. I want those 20-second clips. I can find the address for the themes, like, for instance, Shane Douglas' theme web address is: http://www.tnawrestling.com/superstars/douglas/theme/Deep(ShaneDouglas).mp3, but I don't know how to take it off the website and I don't know how to rip the stream. Can anyone help or suggest free software. Thanks.

-Christian

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Try OpD2d to record audio streams from WinAmp
by bassrider / March 18, 2005 2:06 AM PST
In reply to: WinAmp stream rip...

I recently tried several freeware programs for recording streaming audio from my sound card to .mp3 or .wav files. I have so far found OpD2d simplest to use yet flexible.
http://www.opcode.co.uk/opd2d/default.asp

I've encountered some problems with recording embedded audio in some websites (separate thread for that) but it records WinAmp streams perfectly, in either .mp3 or .wav

There is another way to download the mp3s at sites such as the one you referred to. I do this in Mozilla Firefox 1.0 but it may also work with other web browsers. Here's how I downloaded the Shane Douglas .mp3 file to my HD:

-go to the page where you found the audio stream link and right-click on the "play" button.

-select "Save link as..." and save the file to your hard drive. This is an .m3u file.

-go to where you saved the .m3u file and right-click on it.

-select "open with..." Open it with notepad.

-inside of notepad, you will find the URL for the actual .mp3 file. Paste this URL into your browser's address window, and you will be given the option to "save file as". You can now save the original .mp3 file, no need to rip or record.

Good luck

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save or open...
by CalawayCZC / April 4, 2005 5:53 AM PDT

thank you for your help with this. problem is, i tried it and quicktime opens and starts playing it. how can i make it so that it asks me if i want to save it or open it. this is a windows issue. can anyone tell me how to undo the setting that i set where it automatically opens things. i think that's what the problem is. i just can't remember where in windows it is to fix it.

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Download still works even if quicktime starts playing
by bassrider / April 4, 2005 7:53 AM PDT
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If you're using Mozilla Firefox as your browser, you can still save the .mp3 file per my previous instructions, even if quicktime starts playing the file.

Once the quicktime window opens, let it finish loading the entire file, then follow the instructions in my previous post. It works for me.

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OpD2d and WinAmp Internet radio
by dromel / April 12, 2005 2:43 PM PDT

I took your suugestion and downloaded OpD2d to record internet radio on WinAmp. Plan was to fill several CD's with favorites.
Seemed to work fine, BUT neither WinAmp nor MS Media Player 10 would play the the *.mp3 files.

<<Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file>>>

My OS is Win XP Pro SP1.
Any thoughts???

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Worked fine here. Alternative?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2005 10:13 PM PDT

But first, the MP3 encoder may have to be on the target machine....

And try out AUDACITY (use google.)

Bob

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