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February 13, 2005

that was easy!

i went to fiddle with iRecordMusic this evening to see how close i could get to my plan of having recorded radio shows playing when i get home from work. well, a new version was available, for free, and it has built in integration with iTunes now! iRecordMusic will automatically update a playlist in iTunes for you when it records a stream.

i have a little proof-of-concept set up for tomorrow that will just play over the speakers of the Cube. My airport express is on order, so when it arrives i should be good to go!

I'm trying to get VNC working so i can remote-control the cube from my laptop in the living room. that way i can set up recordings and remove old ones i don't want without having to leave my sofa. so far i can get connected, but there's something wrong with the display and i can't see anything intelligible.

Posted by lisa at February 13, 2005 10:56 PM | TrackBack


i checked on my recording this morning and found that the cube had hung so badly that i had to pull the power cable to reset it. i had forgotten that iRecordMusic has a tendency to do that.

if that keeps happening, i may need to reconsider the idea of buying a radioSHARK. maybe its software is more stable.

Posted by: lisa on February 14, 2005 09:00 AM

does iRecordMusic do that with all computers or just the cube? I'm still using RAW (the earlier version of iRecordMusic), and I'd like to upgrade, but not if it's going to crash my computer.

Posted by: Sarah on February 14, 2005 10:08 AM

Just saw this, and was hoping you could get in touch, and we'll see if we can help resolve the issue. I will need some more detailed information as to what happens prior to the Mac Mini hanging. Thanks.

Posted by: iRecordMusic Support on February 14, 2005 10:47 AM

i'm not sure if i've ever used it with any computer other than the cube. however, i recall that RAW would do it, too. so maybe it is specific to the cube.

i may give it a try on the powerbook... as long as i don't want to record my own show, there's no reason the powerbook can't do it.

Posted by: lisa on February 14, 2005 10:47 AM

Hi Sarah,
It's a free upgrade to iRecordMusic so you can download the new version...

Posted by: iRecordMusic Support on February 14, 2005 10:48 AM

Damn. Best. Customer Support. EVAR.

Posted by: Jason! on February 14, 2005 11:05 AM

damn! Maybe I should writing in my web diary about software I use all the time in hopes that tech support starts reading it. Hey BBEdit, are you listening?

Posted by: Sarah on February 14, 2005 02:53 PM

i just wanted to follow up on this, since d. claims i have a lot of google-juice and i want anyone searching for iRecordMusic to know that the problem i had was easily solved.

in the most recent version of the product, support for on-the-fly encoding with the LAME mp3 encoder is included. i've switched to using that (from the iTunes mp3 encoder) and have had no problems-- in fact i recorded for 8 hours continuously one night. this appears to be a very efficient setup.

Posted by: lisa on February 18, 2005 09:20 AM

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