radioSHARK
radioSHARK
2.0.2

3.9

radioSHARK free download for Mac

radioSHARK

2.0.2
12 April 2007

Drivers for recording live radio via radioSHARK.

Overview

Griffin radioSHARK allows you to play, pause, and record live radio on your Mac. Please note that this software requires the radioSHARK hardware to function.

What's new in radioSHARK

Version 2.0.2:
  • Corrected a minor tuning issue with version 2 hardware.
  • Corrected a minor issue with AM presets and widget preset menu.
  • Changed mechanism used for updating radioSHARK software.
  • Fixed an incompatability with Mac OS X 10.4.9.

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Anonymous
16 November 2004

Most helpful

I love it. Big fan of being able to record radio ala Tivo and Replay.
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Version 1.0.3
Paco-II
17 April 2016
Sadly, the software appears to have stopped working in El Capitan. I've found one workaround, which is to use an older version of Audio Hijack Pro, which does work with both the radioShark and El Capitan. I do worry about the future though. I love this thing, and it will be a major bummer if there ceases to be any software that works with it.
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Version 2.0.2
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John-Benninghoff
John-Benninghoff
13 July 2016
There is another fix that seems to permanently fix the problem, posted here on the Apple forums: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7479966. Basically, open Garage Band (or other music app like Final Vinyl) and select "RadioShark" as input and it should start working again.
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Mondele
30 January 2016
Ten years on, this hardware and software are still working. Using Yosemite, so I can't speak to El Capitan, but it's a way to listen to (and record) radio without streaming it through your Internet connection. Of course, it might be hard to find the hardware these days, but it's nice that the software still works. Reception is decent (I have a black one with included external antenna) but would probably be better with a better antenna. Software is dated, but still works, which is nice for a discontinued product.
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Version 2.0.2
pandixiong
17 January 2015
The Griffin Technology radioShark with software version 2.0.2 has worked well for me with all OS X versions from OS X Tiger (10.4.11) up to and including OS X Yosemite (10.10.1) currently. I either use it alone or with Audio Hijack Pro.
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Version 2.0.2
braunnizo
01 November 2014
Well, it seems to finally be broken in Yosemite. I guess it's too much to hope that Griffin will update the software after all these years. Looks like the last update was in 2007. Shucks though, cause It was a really great little desktop usb radio, while it lasted.
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Version 2.0.2
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pandixiong
pandixiong
16 January 2015
FYI radioShark is working for me in OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.......:)
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Jeff-H-
31 December 2008
For my uses the Griffin radioSHARK has performed very well. It hasn't failed to wake my computer up and start recording programs. I have just set it up to start recording more shows with a somewhat complex schedule, so lets see how that goes. I'm also VERY impressed with the size of the resulting recorded files. Understand that I've only recorded AM shows in non-stereo and at a rather conservative setting (I believe 96kbs), but a 4 hour show is under 150 MB! And the sound is nice and clear. As far as reception... I've seen around that this has been an issue at least where this first generation (white), radioSHARK is concerned. When I first plugged in the shark I had nothing but static and was a little disappointed. I thought that the radioSHARK was its own antenna. I took advice that I had seen on a couple places and instead of buying a costly antenna I plugged in a cheap set of earbuds I had lying in a drawer. I don't know much about antennas so I'm not sure if the tiny magnets improved the reception but it was incredible! I must have quadrupled the stations that I was pulling in and they were strong and clear, both AM and FM. I would say try that first before spending money on an antenna. All-in-all very pleased. p.s. Got mine on amazon for less that $20 delivered!
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Version 2.0.2
Jmh1
01 August 2007
Average rating 3.5, based on category scores. Overall a nice product, but I cannot quite give it a 4. because the FM reception is not as good as I would have expected...it is an antenna after all. Mac functionality is fine or better. Windows version needs a bit of work. New price deal got me to buy.
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Version 2.0.2
Anonymous
08 October 2005
I also own one of theese's Sharkies and have experienced the same problem's that have been brought up on this tread, i.e. useless Ouicktime movie file, not recording a schedule program ect. A couple of things I found to work quite well are: (1) I keep two user's account's on my computer and when I'm not going to be around for a recording I log myself on first, then useing fast switcher I log on to the other user account, this seem's to work quite well. (2) I know this won't be a popular choice but also I set the hard drive to never sleep. I also found that you need to keep checking your schedule recourding's especially around the end of a month. Good Luck!
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Version 2.0b23
Anonymous
14 September 2005
This product gets too much flack and bad press. There is nothing wrong with the Hardware; the initial (1.x) versions of the software were poor, but Griffin has stepped up to the plate with the 2.x betas (which are completly rewritten). Scheduling is 100x better, much less buggy... Only things that are lacking are: - Auto station preset - RDS decoding
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Version 2.0b23
20 July 2005
actually, I have found the radio shark to work quite well, reception is good, easy to use
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Version 2.0b23
Utter Rubbish
20 July 2005
I've been trying to figure out just what to do with this expensive piece of plastic and its utterly useless software that is constantly in beta. I was thinking about letting my kid use it a shark fin in our pool. I hesitate to purchase any further Griffin products as they may look good and sound great on paper, but the reality falls short of end user expectations. Griffin needs to drop their radioSHARK and admit failure while giving us poor fools who bought the bloody thing some sort of discount on another Griffin products. Oh...wait a minute, why would I want another Griffin headache?
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Version 2.0b23
2 answer(s)
20 July 2005
Your expectations are way too high. It records radio, and well. Thats all it does... Thats all it was designed to do... and if it doesn't meet your expectations then tell us what they are and what it does thats so rubbish. I found it an amazing product which is really well made... No point in posting a bad comment if you dont tell us why.....
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Version 2.0b23
Anonymous
Anonymous
20 July 2005
That's valid, so here goes: A product release waaaaaaay before the software was ready for it, and it is still is not up to snuff. Wonderful concept, poor execution. Period. Poor to fair reception and recordings. Yes, time shifting is a wonderful concept and highly useful, but some group other than Griffin should have run with this idea or at least Griffin should let it go to a group that can do it justice. As you will note I did not give any star ratings as to lower its standing in that area, but let's get real the majority of radioSHARK owners' have experienced what I have experienced. I wonder whether I can glue it on my motorcycle helmet. Hmmmm.......
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Version 2.0b23