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The TiVo of Music

LAS VEGAS - Broadclip is a company that claims to be to audio what Tivo was for television. It allows users to scan Internet-based music sources and record them onto your iPod or another digital media player, which the company's vice president of business development Joe Monastiero says does not violate copyright laws.

"What," he said, looking at my puzzled face. "Sounds too good to be true?"

Well, yes.

But according to Monastiero, the same way digital video recorders allow you to control when you watch your television programs, its product, MediaCatcher allows you to shift where you listen to your music. And because there are thousands of free, legal Internet radio sources out there, allowing people to search for their favorite artist or genre and then capture the stream of music is legal, Monastiero said.

The audio software will be available for download off of starting Jan 15.

By Yuki Noguchi  |  January 10, 2007; 10:00 AM ET  | Category:  Yuki Noguchi
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There's a pretty handy little program already out there called Total Recorder that you can also use to capture streaming audio. It's an $18 download from a company called High Criteria. Gets a thumbs up from me, fwiw.

Posted by: Musgrove | January 10, 2007 12:30 PM

An excellent application for doing this is iFill from Griffin Technology. There's versions for Mac and Windows.

Posted by: Yocutus | January 11, 2007 10:21 AM

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