Improved MP3 Streaming With Radioshift 1.1.1
Posted By Paul Kafasis on November 17th, 2008
It may be a minor update to the version number, but version 1.1.1 of our internet radio player and recorder Radioshift features a big change behind the scenes. We’ve been hard at work improving the MP3 playback engine in Radioshift, which plays thousands of streams from the Radio Guide and the internet at large. This engine is now even more robust, with better error handling and reporting, and playback of many more streams, including streams from iTunes own Radio section.
We’ve also updated the MP3 recording engine found in Radioshift, along with fixing many minor bugs and appearance issues. This is a free update for all licensed owners of Radioshift, so just click to download. And if you haven’t tried out our internet radio tool, you can check out Radioshift now with a free trial.
Johnathan Grant says:November 17th, 2008 at 11:58 pm
It would be nice if Radioshift could record and play back MP3Pro streams (such as those from Live365) and AACplus streams (such as those at tuner2.com).
(FWIW, I realize that MP3Pro streams are technically “compatible” but I would like the decoder to also read the “Pro” part of the stream.)
Neil says:November 18th, 2008 at 12:07 pm
it seems Radioshift as lot the ability to play the stream it is recording?
Paul Kafasis says:November 19th, 2008 at 1:52 am
Johnathan Grant: As far as MP3Pro goes, I don’t think that will ever happen. There are extremely high licensing fees for it, and very, very few stations use it – I think it’s fairly dead, or dying. AAC+ has a chance, and we’re watching that. We’ll see what happens in the future with that.
Neil: You definitely can listen to a stream as it records, the UI has just changed a bit. If you look at the Subscription, you’ll see the Recordings table. As a Recording is active, you can click the Listen button to tune in.
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poingg says:November 20th, 2008 at 3:13 pm
Hi, Just to notify you that the download link for Radioshift is broken!
It also affects auto-updates for previous versions of course.
Paul Kafasis says:November 20th, 2008 at 5:51 pm
poingg: What link are you having trouble with? Every link we test works just fine.
Curious Stranger says:November 26th, 2008 at 1:57 am
I’ve been using RadioShift since it was released and think it’s great. However, I’ve made the suggestion before, and I’ll make it again so it’s not forgotten – some sort of automated export to iTunes is really needed to get the most out of this tool. I’ve put my own together with Hazel (http://www.noodlesoft.com/hazel.php) which more or less works, however it requires me to go in after the fact and clean out old entries in the RadioShift UI. An auto-export to iTunes would be fantastic, or maybe even a local podcast feed that could be subscribed to by iTunes! It’s really the only missing link in this great software.
Ton says:December 10th, 2008 at 7:23 am
Hi Guy(s). Just curious: how’s the iPhone version coming along? I expect great things there, besides the ability to listen to my RadioTimed faves, like remote controlling Radioshift and setting up remote recordings/subscriptions.
Paul Kafasis says:December 10th, 2008 at 2:17 pm
CuriousStranger: We have various ideas on how best to automate exporting to iTunes. Simulating podcast feeds is one way to do it, but requires that a lot of backend infrastructure run on your machine. Thus far, we’ve not wanted to be tied to that. Simple auto-exporting is easier, and has been on our list to consider. So, we’ll see what happens.
Ton: Radioshift Touch is still in development. However, the 1.0 is very different from what you may be after. We have no plans for remote control of Radioshift on the Mac at this time – they’ll exist as two distinct applications (keep in mind that we have no Windows version of Radioshift, nor plans for one, and that the iPhone is cross-platform). For now, Radioshift Touch will be all about listening to online radio.
Curious Stranger says:December 15th, 2008 at 6:54 pm
“but requires that a lot of backend infrastructure run on your machine”
Couldn’t it be accomplished with a simple rss file and a file: URL fed to iTunes? The upside of getting the files in as podcasts is that it can easily be used as any other podcast. Apple has an unfortunate tendency to treat podcasts as somehow “different” from other audio files that manifests itself in different ways. Apple TV, for example, can’t play mixed playlists of podcasts and music. They are forcibly separated out. So, if I have a playlist of my latest podcasts and RadioShift programming I can’t listen to them together on the Apple TV.