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 18.104.22.168
- Upgraded BASSWMA to 22.214.171.124
- Upgraded BASS_AAC to 126.96.36.199
- Enabled BASS playlist parsing as fallback
- Turned on DisablePopups option as default
Screamer Radio 0.4.3
on 27 July 2010, reviewed by: Tapin
I would strongly recommend to everybody reading this an alternative radio stations database called "presets" in Screamer-radio terminology. The point is that they quit updating radio streams longer than 2 years ago so two thirds of radios don't work at all in the official database. I decided to take it over. Since the presets.xml.gz file gets larger and larger David Zidar the developer claimed the program has some kinds of problems displaying the whole file in the menu bar of program itself so I temporarily had to remove by genre and by language folders until this is being solved to make the file way much smaller. Nowadays I work on the US stations, Canadian ones are completed as well as Aussie categorized by provinces or separated states and also territories as for Canada. I also concentrate on rare countries so you can have Quatar, Palestine, Libya, Ghana, Burkina Faso Kazachstann, Iraq, Bangladesh, Bhutan etc. etc. So go ahead and get
unzip it into the SR folder, in the presets downloader subfolder start pdownloader.exe. Set SR folder, the time to check the updates, silent or active mode (I'd recomment silent mode and notify by sound) and automatically run the program after system startup.
In the Screamer-radio itself untick "automatically update presets" in menu/setting/preferences/general tab.
Since now everytime I release an update you'll know it by a sound and all the work is done automatically for you.
By the way if you get the program Autolyrix, it gets sticked with Screamer-radio and shows lyric of the actively played song via the SR and also the picture of booklet of the song both also downloading into your computer to the Autolyrix folder which is definatly amazing it searches for almost every song automatically for you!
bye and perhaps talk to you on the SR forum
Screamer Radio 0.4.3
on 16 October 2008, reviewed by: djb32067433
This is a great online radio software to use and it's free, best of all. There are actually hundreds of channels to pick from, but not all work. There's quite a few music categories to choose from to find what you're looking for.
I think the great part is that you can record what you're listening to. Nice program. I've definitely enjoyed this. Great to have on your PC.
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.