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Intermission allows you to pause and rewind live audio from any application on your Mac. Intermission will buffer up to 3 hours of audio, allowing users to skip through any assortment of audio content.

What's New

Version 1.1.1:
  • Intermission now has initial compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
  • Code-signing is now checked during software update.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Intermission is a new audio app from those geniuses at Rogue Amoeba and they've done it again with another must-have.

Using Intermission is kind of like having TiVo for your streaming audio sources. It sits in the menu bar and gives more...

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Version 1.0.0
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zaydon Member IconReview+17
zaydon
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I use Radium to stream terrestrial stations and XM stations. I asked the developer to implement a pause, rewind, ff and go to live feature but so far that hasn't happened.
When I saw Intermission, I immediately jumped on it and bought it. It works exactly as you would expect. Basically its hijacking audio out and storing up to three hours of content.
There is one shortcoming you should be aware of. If you are listening to streaming radio and then use intermission to pause, then go start some other audio clip or music, you will not hear anything until you un-pause intermission. So all audio out is paused together, no allowing you to pick and choose which app's audio you want to pause is a minor negative but probably something we will have to live with. Selective app audio pausing is probably a whole other ball game.

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Version 1.1.1
Mrchips Member IconReview+137
Mrchips
+4

Intermission is a new audio app from those geniuses at Rogue Amoeba and they've done it again with another must-have.

Using Intermission is kind of like having TiVo for your streaming audio sources. It sits in the menu bar and gives you pause, rewind control over the audio, including a slider to quickly get back to something you might have missed while taking that phone call or whatever... Preferences let Intermission start at Login, let you set keyboard shortcuts, have Intermission automatically check for updates, etc.

I love my TiVo's and I immediately jumped on Intermission for the same reason - I hate it when I've just missed some news comment or part of a song and can't go back. Now with Intermission I can! Intermission doesn't record "Sound Effects" like the beeps and boops of alerts (think email) so you won't have to listen to them along with the audio you really want to repeat - it's a good thing! :)

There's a trial you can download to be sure it's for you and going to work with your computer's hardware/software and audio sources. I can report that it works fine with Radium v3 and SonicWeb v1 on my computer running 10.8.4. Oh, it also works with iTunes (of course). I would expect pretty good compatibility across the board since these are the people who make Audio Hijack Pro - they know their computer audio!

I wrote Rogue Amoeba with a couple of suggestions for possible improvements and received a nice reply thanking me and asking for some more details. They seemed quite willing to consider what I'd suggested.

All in all a pretty useful program from some nice folks!

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Version 1.0.0
Happy Dance
+1

Great review. I love this program. The keyboard shortcuts work beautifully using the option key and the 4 arrow keys, seems more natural than using the function keys. Intermission has made commercial streaming radio listenable again.

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lurkingremlin
Version 1.0.0
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Downloads 2,569
Version Downloads 170
License Demo
Date 24 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $15.00
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