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6 Ways to Record & Download Internet Radio[Hot]

By Zoe Clarke

August 10, 2018

Here's an ultimate introduction on how to record internet radio. If you are one of those who are fancy of listening to online radio, then don't miss this guide. The article will demonstrate to you in 4 parts. Keep reading. 


Part 1. History and Evolution of Internet Radio

Later on, another form of internet radio comes out. There's no radio receiving machine needed anymore. Instead, it transforms into online webcasting programmes on your computer or your mobile device. Some well-known examples are Pandora, TuneIn, InternetRadio, Spotify, and Slacker. You can create your own Pandora station or your Spotify radio station with ease.

Part 2. The Classic Online Internet Radio - InternetRadio

InternetRadio is a very classic internet radio platform that allows us to find songs in different genres, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Country, Smooth Jazz, the 80s, Dance, and more. Musicians and companies which have radio resources can also create their own station and upload radio tracks with a link to their official site.

Internet Radio Internface

Unfortunately, this internet radio platforms don't provide download songs option for its users. There are only 2 options listed: .pls and .m3u, which are two playlist formats that are compatible on iTunes, VLC media player, Winamp, MediaMonkey and more.

Internet Radio Station

To download these radio tracks on your computer or mobile phone for later streaming is not an ideal option because it is possible that we can't find the right radio player for these PLS or M3U file. It is not realistic that we can find some methods to turn these playlist formats into MP3, WAV, and M4V, isn't it? What are we supposed to do? Check the next part to find the solution.

Part 3. 6 Software to Record & Download Internet Radios

1. TuneFab Screen Recorder (Suggested)

TuneFab Screen Recorder is an excellent recorder that can not only record your desktop screen but also record audio. With few seconds, your PLS and M3U radio list will turn into music tracks that allow you to stream in MP3, M4A, WMA or AAC as you wish.

Main Interface

2. TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

If you want to download the radios from Spotify, it will be easier with the help of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter. You just need to drag and drop the radio list into the converter and you are allowed to convert them into normal formats like MP3, WAV, and FLAC.

Main Interface

3. Audials Tunebite Premium 2018

Audials Tunebite Premium 2018 is a multimedia software for recording and downloading audios and videos. The compatibility is great and the conversion speed is fast. However, it only supports Windows and iOS, and the GUI needs to be improved for better user experience.

Audials Tunebite Premium 2018 Audio Converter

4. Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder

Apowrsoft Streaming Audio Recorder is another awesome tool to record internet radio from music sites, radio stations, video platforms which supports WAV, OGG, AAC, MP3 and FLAC. It's also good at freely editing audio and ripping CD. However, the shortcoming is that it restricts its user to have 128 Kbps recordings which are holding the quite low audio quality. Moreover, you can record 1 track at a time because batch conversion is not available.

Apowersoft Interface

5. Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder

Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder enables you to record audio resources that compiles the copyright laws. With it, you can also customize ringtone from recorded audio. However, it requires to install Virtual Sound Card.

Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder

6. Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder allows you to record audio from music streaming websites. The software allows you to configure your Bit Rates, Sample Rates and Audio Codec output settings. The shortcoming is that it doesn't support many output formats except for MP3 and WAV.

Leawo Music Recorder

Part 4. How to Record Internet Radio with TuneFab Screen Recorder

The 6 softwares recommended above are quite time-saving and effortless. In this part, I will show you the simple steps to record and download Internet radio with the help of TuneFab Screen Recorder.

TuneFab Screen Recorder enables you to record videos and audios and save them into the compatible formats for later playback. Moreover, when we want to record games, screencast webcam video of Skype or make video tutorials as we wish. To record video/audio more easily, we can use the shortcut button to start and stop recording at the exact moment as we want. You can get a free version for experience by clicking the button below.

Step 1. Install TuneFab Screen Recorder on PC

Download and install TuneFab Screen Recorder on your computer and launch the program, you will get the window as below. As you can see, the main interface is quite clear.

Main Interface

Step 2. Enable System Audio and Microphone

To record Internet radio, you need to choose the second mode: "Audio Recorder". Now you will see the interface like this. Make sure that "System Sound" and "Microphone" is "ON" and the volume is flexible to adjust according to your need. Then click "REC" to record an audio.

Record Audio

Step 3. Finish Recording

After you finishing recording, click the stop icon and preview your audio. If you feel satisfied with it, click "Save" button.

Stop Recording Audio

Step 4. Nominate Location of Output Folder

Tap three dots to select a path to you want to save output the recorded audio files. Then click "Next".

Select Path

Step 5. Rename the Audio

Click the file to rename the audio you recorded just now and the task is completed!


In the Preferences option box, you can find a "Settings" option as this screenshot. , Click the "Output" menu to choose the audio format you prefer, including WMA, MP3, M4A and AAC.

Choose Output Audio Format

With the help of TuneFab Screen Recorder, there's no need to upset when you find a wonderful song from the Radio station but can't find them. You can record the radios into common used audio and stream music on the device you like. What's more, the useful recorder also enables you to record videos, games and more videos.

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