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BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:32 pm

I am sure others will already have found this wonderful piece of open source software but I thought I would share it anyway as I haven't seen it mentioned.

I like to record old comedy programmes on Radio 7 (Hancock's Half Hour, Yes Minister, Navy Lark, etc) to replay on my car radio but until now I have had to record them in real time. Radio Downloader enables you to download the programme in a minute or so in the same as if you were downloading a podcast.

Download from the developer's site here:

http://www.nerdoftheherd.com/tools/radiodld/

or directly from Sourceforge:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/radiodld/

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby markwilding » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:26 am

A gem of a program
I've just downloaded JohnnieWalker's 'sounds of the seventies' in 5 minutes. It used to take two hours in real time.

Thank you

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:55 pm

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Mowser » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:19 pm

As ever ... brilliant Beach. Thanks a lot.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Enrique » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:09 pm

A useful tool ....Thanks Beach............ 8)
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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby gente » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:23 pm

Thanks for a great tool , lots of good things for the Kids on the BBC and can now download things for that long car journey from Spain to Uk for us as well :clap:

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby curatokid » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:44 pm

Thanks Beach, found its really useful as others have said, any more ???

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:16 pm

I've got several useful little programs on my computer most of which I found here:

http://abcde.co.uk/links/index.php

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby curatokid » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:09 pm

Beach I have downloaded some programmes that are two hours long and when I come to burn to CD it rejects it as " not enough space " how do I get around that?

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Mowser » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:22 pm

Standard CD takes around 75 - 80 mins. Burn it to a DVD.
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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:24 pm

Yes but this will be an MP3 file and a two hour MP3 should only be about 120MB so it should fit onto a CD easily. I can't really help with this as I download my programmes directly onto an SD card.

The radio in my other car hasn't got an SD reader so I use one of these:

http://www.worten.pt/ProductDetail.aspx ... 60&oid=&c=

Sorry but it's in Portuguese.

Found it in Spanish now:

http://www.prostima.com/prostima-tienda ... gory_id=15

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:37 pm

Is anyone else who uses Radio Downloader having trouble locating programmes alphabetically? I get the first 50 then when I try to get more I receive an error message. I can locate them using the 'Genre' feature and I think the problem has only manifested itself since the BBC revamped the iPlayer when they revived the alphabetical search facility.

I have checked for an update to the program but it is still version 0.18 which is the one I have.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby markwilding » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:54 pm

There does seem to be a problem with this...I have used the subscription tab to download certain programmes automatically so I'm not really affected but I would imagine that there'll be an update to solve this bug pretty soon.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:37 pm

Thanks for the confirmation, Mark.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby markwilding » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:44 pm

I've just downloaded the lastest version ,which has fixed this bug.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:44 pm

Thanks for that. I have just downloaded and, as you say, the bug is fixed. :thumbup:

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:02 pm

Could someone who has Radio Downloader installed on their computer please check to see if you are able to download Dad's Army. I am getting an error although I am able to download other programmes. There was a problem with the audio on this programme on Listen Again and although that seems to have been fixed I am still getting an error trying to download it.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby markwilding » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:07 pm

Yes I'm getting an error..

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:28 pm

OK, thanks.

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Re: BBC Radio Downloader

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:11 pm

For Mark and anyone else who may be having a problem with Radio Downloader:

http://www.nerdoftheherd.com/index.php?newsid=64


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