Scoble on Replay Radio – TiVo any streaming media

Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger Along the line of the new Radio Shark, this seems like an interesting piece of software. The question remains though, what is the sound quality of these recordings? Many of the streams that I hear on the internet are of poor quality and not something that I would want to save or archive. Would the recordings be the same as FM quality? I would love to, for instance, tell Replay Radio to record KFOG Live from the Archives and then have a high quality mp3 of the show. Does anyone know if this is possible with this technology?

The most important feature that still seems to be missing from most of these radio pvrs seems to be the comprehensive content guide. It doesn’t do me any good if I don’t have something that I can use to search and program in the future. I’ve used total recorder (a shareware app) for a number of years and it does a perfectly good job of recording whatever is running through your soundcard (even copy protected cds running into your PC through a line in input jack, wink wink). The problem is that I don’t always know what is playing where and at what time and need something that would be as easy to program as a TiVo or MCE and not something that records by time and station like a VCR. I’d love to be able to tell the Replay Radio to find Joe Frank broadcasts anywhere in the U.S. or live concert recordings… things like this.

Does this product do this and if not is there one available today?

This also seems like a very logical plug in or add on for Windows Media Center Edition… if… and a big if… Microsoft ever starts listening to what the consumer really wants vs. what the media content providers feel the consumer should have.

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