Background Recording (Direct Capturing)
Recorder supports the direct capturing of Internet streams.
With Total Recorder you can record an Internet
transmission either through an ordinary recording or by capturing
(referred to as background recording).
If you use the ordinary recording, you will need
some playback program (e.g. WinAmp, WMP, etc. or a browser) to connect
to an Internet server. This playback program receives data from
the server in a compressed format (e.g. mp3, wma, etc.), decodes
it to an uncompressed (PCM) format and passes the uncompressed data
to the soundboard.
For the direct background recording of an Internet
stream, you do not need an external playback program. Total Recorder
connects to an Internet server, receives data from the server in
a compressed format (e.g. mp3, wma, etc.) and then writes the data
to a file in its original (compressed) format.
The main advantages of background recording are
- There is no need to use an external software player.
- Re-encoding is not required when saving a stream to a file.
- A decreased load on your system.
- If you do not listen to the Internet stream being recorded then
your soundboard is not used at all.
- Total Recorder can extract data from Internet streams and insert
track separators based on that data.
- The process of scheduling a background recording of an Internet
stream is much easier than that of scheduling an ordinary recording.
- You can record two and more transmissions at the same time without
having them mixed.
A list of formats which are supported for background
|| MP3, WMA, and Ogg Vorbis
Windows Media Video (WMV)
FLV streams this allows you, for example, to background record
video from YouTube)
Please note that this feature is available only
in the Professional (for audio), VideoPro and Developer Editions
(for audio and video) of Total Recorder.