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 through capturing
(referred to as background recording).
If you use the ordinary recording you 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 any external playback program. Total Recorder
itself connects to an Internet server, receives data from the server
in a compressed format (e.g. mp3, wma, etc.) and writes the data
to a file in its original (compressed) format.
Thus the main advantages of background recording
are the following:
- There is no need to use an external software player.
- Re-encoding is not required to save 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.
Here is a list of formats that are supported for
being background recorded:
|| 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.