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Stream And Record Tracks From Online Radio Stations With Tapin Radio

Tapin Radio is a miniscule application which offers access to hundreds of international internet radio stations with an option to stream and record the track which is being played. Comparing with previously covered applications like Musicy, Nexus Radio, and Hi-Q Recorder, it offers a dead simple interface with just two options for playing and recording the stream, you don’t have to mess around with audio configurations, recording settings, and other media streaming options to set it up. Search bar is also available on the main interface to filter radio stations by music artists, cities, music genres, and so on.

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By default, it saves streamed media in your Documents Music folder, however, you can change the output location along with settings for stream buffer size, UI background/gradients, and tweak with pre-defined search behaviors. For yours convenience, a list of internet radio presets is also provided to pick out one station that airs specific genre of music which you like to listen.

It runs on Windows XP/Vista/7, we tested it on Windows 7 x64 system.

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  1. The best-of-breed Internet Radio player/recorder (though the free version recording capability isn’t as good as the paid version one) at the moment is:

    Radio Sure (free version)

    It has over 24,000 stations in its database… more than any other; which database is constantly updated by users (with all updates verified approved by a volunteer panel), so it’s always accurate (though, that said, if people don’t bother to report dead stations they find, then, obviously, they don’t get removed from the database; so, yes, there are, occaionally, out-of-date entries… I, for one, try to report as many as possible, but it’s understandably hard to keep-up).

    The paid version is around $10(US), and offers lots of cool (including better recording) features; but the truth is that even if you only use the free version (the features of which are more-than-adequate for the average user), all you’d have to add, in order to get the same or better recording features as are offered in Radio Sure’s paid version, is the freeware…


    …as the tool you use to record. If you use that, then, suddenly, the freeware version of Radio Sure is good enough. The two of them (both free), together, are a killer combination.

    And, no, I don’t have anything to do with either product; I’m just a happy end user.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

    • I’m not sure that the vertical VU meters is enough to suggest that it’s modded ScreamerRadio…

      …though even if it were, who’d blame anyone for doing it. ScreamerRadio used to be my favorite (before I discovered the superior-in-every-way Radio Sure), but it has always been a nightmare to add stations (hence the reason Screamer only has around 4,000 of them in its database, whereas Radio Sure has over 24,000); and from everything I can tell, ScreamerRadio is tantamount to abandonware.

      That said, I still like ScreamerRadio; and if there were a way to import RadioSure’s database (which can be separately downloaded) into ScreamRadio, I admit I might prefer that option.

      Gregg L. DesElms
      Napa, California USA
      gregg at greggdeselms dot com

      Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
      Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.pre

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