You can grab and save any audio stream coming through your system’s sound card easily using Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder. This net tool comes with a range of extra utilities that make it stand out from most of its competitors, such as its ringtone builder, the ability to identify and tag music tracks automatically, or its recording scheduler.
The program’s colorful interface offers a clean front panel where all your recordings will be listed upon completion. In order to make things easier for all types of users, the only controls present in the main interface are the start/stop recording and playback buttons, and a time counter that will inform you about the length of the current recording. All recordings are easily accessible either through the track icons that are conveniently added to the main window as soon as you stop a recording or through the library. Here is where you can organize your audio clips and access all the other functions provided – the ringtone builder, the ID3 tagging tool, and the music identifier, and the program’s settings dialog.
The music identification feature works very much like Shazam, but without all its beeps and chimes. It is not as accurate, but it is certainly a great addition to an already very interesting tool. Once identified, all available tags will be added to the track, complete with cover and lyrics (when available). You can also schedule recordings (a handy tool for radio fans who don’t want to miss a broadcast) and select audio snippets to create custom ringtones for your smart phone, including specific M4A tracks for iPhones. The simple yet powerful built-in audio editor will display the audio track in a waveform graph, making it easier for all users to select and clip their favorite fragments.
All of these interesting features make Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder more than just a simple tool to record any sound coming through your system. However, its recording capabilities and its intuitive operation are enough reasons to give this tool at least a try.
- Allows you to schedule recording tasks
- ID3 tag support
- Identifies music tracks automatically
- Creates ringtones of your favorite tracks
- Limited output formats