For the last couple of years there has been an alternative, streaming internet radio.
An alternative that has been somewhat complicated to use.
Screamer Radio attempts to remedy this problem by bringing most of the required steps into a single, easy to use, freeware program.
Features of Screamer Radio 0.4.4
• Major Features
- easy to use
- not bloated
- no spyware, ad free
- huge database of radio stations
- cool peak meter ;)
- you can easily record what you're listening to
- you can hide it in the system tray
- you can play back on multiple soundcards
- auto updating presets, straight from the directory
• Playback Features
- Shoutcast and Icecast MP3 Streaming
- Icecast OGG Vorbis Streaming
- WMA Streaming
- AAC Streaming
• Recording Features
- Recording buffer: start recording in the middle and still save the entire song!
- Direct MP3 Audio stream saving, no loss of quality!
- Direct OGG Vorbis stream saving, no loss of quality!
- Or encode OGG Vorbis as MP3 using Lame
- Encode WMA or AAC to MP3 using Lame
Changes in Screamer Radio 0.4.4 [2010.11.20] final
- Updated lame_enc.dll
• Screamer Radio 0.4.4 [2010.09.28] beta
- A check that the url field is actually a URL
- Fixed crash bug for stations that embed XML in the stream title field
- Fixed paged menus, now counting from 1-50, 51-100 instead of 0-50 ..
- Fixed version number in resource file
- When playing presets, clicking the station link will take you to the preset page on screamer-radio.com, this indicated by a red link color
• Screamer Radio 0.4.4 [2010.09.24] beta
- Fixed meta parsing crash bug
- Menu fix to be compatible with screen readers
- Upgraded BASS to 184.108.40.206
- Upgraded BASSWMA to 220.127.116.11
- Upgraded BASS_AAC to 18.104.22.168
- Enabled BASS playlist parsing as fallback
- Turned on DisablePopups option as default
There is no reason to listen commercial FM radios anymore; it is an old medium that provides little choice of music and is saturated with ads.