Snowtape
Snowtape
2.1

3.7

Snowtape free download for Mac

Snowtape2.1

31 July 2012

Record Internet radio stations.

Overview

Note: development for this application has stopped. You can still download version 2.1 from this listing.

Snowtape records Internet radio stations. Listen to your Favorite Radio stations with its high-performance database, Snowtape is able to store thousands of radio stations for you to choose from. You can search for a particular station or just browse the database. You can also add any radio station to your favorites list to help you quickly find the right station for your current mood.

Instant Recording. Instantly Record the program you are listenting to, it's as simple as one-click. Hit the record button while listening to your favorite station and recording starts instantly. Snowtape is able to cut the recordings at audio track boundaries automatically. Snowtape can identify potential commercials or interludes. With the built-in track editor you can cut out any interfering audio you do not wish to be exported.

1-Click Export to iTunes. Simply click the "Export to iTunes" button and the audio track is encoded to high quality AAC audio and saved right into your iTunes library. Album artwork and track titles are automatically exported as iTunes Audio Tags and get incorporated directly into the audio track during export.

Import Internet Playlists. Snowtape can import .PLS and .M3U Internet playlist files as well as .Webloc URL files. Simply drop your files onto the radio list or choose "Import Files" from the application menu. You can also provide Snowtape playlist or stream URLs. Snowtape checks every URL and only imports those that work.

Drag & Drop iTunes Radio. As a bonus, Snowtape also understands items coming directly from iTunes. This means you can easily import a radio station onto Snowtape by clicking and dragging from the iTunes list. It works with any radio station you previously imported to iTunes as well as with the complete iTunes radio catalogue.

Get Album Artwork. Snowtape partners with Last.fm to give you the bonus of album artwork and additional album metadata. In most cases, Snowtape can download this information automatically for you. Alternatively, a "Get Album Info" button searches and adds any album info and cover artwork available.

What's new in Snowtape

Version 2.1:
  • Now 64-bit only
  • Code-signed for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Removed support for Growl and replaced it with the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Notification Center
  • Now makes use of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's system-wide AirPlay support
  • Improved general performance

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80 Reviews of Snowtape

GeogProf
30 April 2009
Version: 0.3

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I just checked this developer's webpage, where it says they plan to sell this for $29 after the beta period. I agree with others here who think that's wayyyyy too much. Pass.
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5
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
19 February 2017
Version: 2.1
What a shame Snowtape is no more. Along with Radium, the best radio steaming app (both for Mac and for iOS) I know of.
Avie Tevanyan, the father of OS X / macOS. Jon Rubinstein. Steve Jobs. Scott Forstall. Steve Jobs. Palm's webOS. Thousands of very useful desktop and / or mobile apps, some very useful, others sporting delightfully refined UIs (Snowtape, WeightBot, AquaTint and many thousands more) - all gone. Sad.
#nostalgia
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Bigdave56
19 June 2015
Version: 2.1
Said to say, just saw a news article that Vemedio, the developer, has gone belly up. Too bad, for despite its quirks, Snow tape was a unique and useful product. In particular are not aware of another radio recording app that detects the stream format and captures it without reformatting and further compression losses. I will continue to use Snowtape until some future OS update breaks it. Wonder if anyone in the developer world would consider buying the source code and doing an updated Snowtape, which they were working on at the time that they packed it in. To the developers, in case you see this, Thanks for Snowtape and hopefully the future holds good things for you. If anyone has any suggestions about a good recording app, I wish you would sound off here.
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PSi-AU
16 February 2015
Version: 2.1
Snowtape is still everything I ever wanted in an internet radio and recording app.
Recording does not currently work on Yosemite. I have filed a bug report and am awaiting a reply from the developer. Will update this when I hear back.
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Enyox
02 October 2014
Version: 2.1
Snowtape is still the most advanced, most beautiful and easy to use radio recording app out there. Hopefully the developer will decide to bring out a new version soon, both for OS X and iOS. I've been a heavy user of Snowtape since more than 4 years now and almost had no issues with it (last year I had one minor issue, but the developer answered immediately to my email and also solved it quickly). Unfortunately the iPhone app currently is not working any longer under iOS 8 and there seem to be no other apps on the market, which can be compared in any way. Thanks for this great app and please don't give it up!
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Mhoutman
17 June 2014
Version: 2.1
Apparently this seems abandon ware. Dev's focus is on Intstacast OS X and iOS. Bummer.
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2.5
Bigdave56
27 May 2014
Version: 2.1
Interface pretty but the purpose of various steps not obvious. Says it has access to 'thousands' of radio stations but cannot find the main BBC 320K stream (Shows about 40 BBC stations, none of which is the right one and no way to get any useful guidancefrom the app). Importing the 320K BBC url displays in the app as Win media 56K. All other streaming apps I have tried have no problem with the same url. Multiple support requests using form on developers site have gone unanswered. You'd have a better chance of getting a personal response from the President. Worth having, but support gets zero stars.
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Robertcoogan
25 October 2013
Version: 2.1
Can't import new stations in the demo, or maybe it is just a limitation. I really hope that last one is not the case - it is a really confusing limitation to put on this software. I need to know if it can successfully import stations. I was trying to record Somafm, and it never shows up in the list.
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Cloudy
11 October 2013
Version: 2.1
Tested the demo but couldn't find my time shifted recording, not even the first 15 minutes. I don't know if this feature is disabled in the demo version. I tried to contact the support via contact sheet and e-mail and didn't get any response ever since except a confirmation e-mail. I'm waiting over a week now. I would like to buy it but only if I can test the time shift recording. In my opinion the support for this great product is almost non existent. To bad.
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Molamola
12 May 2013
Version: 2.1
Version 2.1 works almost flawless for me. One issue remains - on MacBook pro 15" it triggers discrete graphics which is a battery hog and seems stupid for a radio app. Probably snowtape just calls for some libraries like core animation it does not really need. Emailed support about this end of 2012, but they do not seem to care about this issue.
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4.5
Strawmant
13 January 2013
Version: 2.1
Unlike others here who, it appears, have had poor results with Snowtape, I've had nothing but positive results with the latest version and would recommend the software. I literally use it daily and for long periods and have not had one issue with it. Functionality is great, I really like the system wide hotkey options that let me play/stop or record/stop without having to be in the App. Recommended.
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mark-lewis73
09 December 2012
Version: 2.1
Crashes constantly while recording, Not ready for Mountain Lion. Avoid this product. For the price I was expecting a sophisticated, stable and well planned product. Many stations you would expect to be in the database - similar to Reciva Radio or Tunein Radio are missing. This was a costly mistake on my part.
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5
Stephend1
27 October 2012
Version: 2.1
It is the best yet for music i have in my colection.
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neartheredrocks
28 September 2012
Version: 2.1
Unfortunately Snowtape 2.1 is always crashing after a couple of minutes on my Intel iMac with OS X 10.8.2. This seems to be the case for many users. Is there any response from the developer for this?
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durango88
10 August 2012
Version: 2.1
crashes on open, do not buy
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Slabby
10 August 2012
Version: 2.1
Ich möchte meinen Kommentar von vorhin revidieren. Mit der Version 2.0.15 (1065) läuft dann alles! Zum Program kann man nur Top sagen und es die einzige Alternative zum ehemaligen Radio Gaga (wird nicht mehr weiterentwickelt). Hier werden wohl auch die Radiosender besser gepflegt! ( Ich habe noch keinen gefunden der nicht funktioniert) Bin begeistert und kann es nur jedem empfehlen der Musik aus dem Internet aufnehmen möchte.
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0.5
808-space
10 August 2012
Version: 2.1
To everything crash, crash, crash...(sung to the tune of the Byrds song turn,turn,turn..)
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0.5
Blamanche
10 August 2012
Version: 2.1
Should be 0 stars. Crashes on open. Tunein's lousy iPhone app does not allow you to use the recordings you make. I found snowtape for the iOS platform but the directory was pretty lame. So I've been looking for an alternative in the mac os platform. Was hoping to see if Snowtape has a better directory on OSX; but it is non-functioning in 10.7.4. Was hoping that it could replace RadioShift which uses tunein radio's directory. Btw, FStream runs great and is super stable but does not have a directory...oh, well
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RogerKatz
10 August 2012
Version: 2.1
MacUpdate provides v2.1, which crashes when I open it (in Snow Leopard). Both the developers website and the updater built within the application itself say that v2.0.15 is the current version. Version 2.0.15 seems fine.
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Helmo-Hass
01 August 2012
Version: 2.1
REQUIREMENTS Intel Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later 64-bit processor on crapmountain it launches ok, But why it just crashes on snow ..? taken away old libs and preferences, but NOTHING just crashes, so since montaincrap will be really faraway from me.. i'll say bye to this too.. apple paranoical attitutde will kill you all. DEVs please STOP doing this mess you just make our life more painfull if apple wants to deal with their stolen copyrights, F.....'em, but this codesigning thingy is going to lead (me for sure) to migrate to other System who still care about the USER and not just about their asses, anyway Piracy will ALWAYS be there and you cant do anything to stop it.. Not too relevant post about this app i know,, but just geting bored about all these bu****ts. I pay for my soft and system and I hate having to deal with applesecurityparanoidbullshits FULLSTOP
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carolusmagnus
10 February 2012
Version: 2.0.13
snowtape makes a nice first impression - but it doesn't last long! first of all, it has a strange way of buffering music and recordings. while you can specify an own folder, nothing is saved there until you "export" something. instead, an endless buffer file is used. i remember an option in an earlier version of the program, to limit the total size of that buffer, so that your harddrive won't fill up. however, this "fifo"-feature is not available anymore which can end up in a total system crash due to a clogged start-up volume. why not directly write all recorded music to the disk? secondly, snowtape is very, very buggy and unstable. streams often start stuttering after a few hours of continuous playing. when you stop and restart, the problem is gone. the application also randomly locks up, e.g. after i woke up my mac from sleep. while browsing my recordings, i permanently get a beach ball when i select the next entry, resulting in a force-quit, often resulting in a total loss of all recorded music. last, but not least, the program features a questionable usability. why do i have a "directory" of radio stations, next to "imported stations", "last imported", and "favorites"? what is the difference between "collection", "last recorded", and "edited"? and why doesn't the application tell me time and date of a recording? i recommend trying the program thoroughfully, before investing any money.
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roberttom
06 February 2012
Version: 2.0.13
I'm a Snowatpe user from the very first version but Snowtape 2 is not worth the money. First AirPlay is crap and when you use more then one speaker you get a delay between them. Second Snowtape writes cache files (or something else) to the startup volume and after a while it filled up to 160GB and Lion stopped working because the was no free space at all. After closing Snowtape from the Activity Monitor it releases it. I don't know why but I now have the problem that I cannot use my Snowtape library any longer. Everytime I open Snowtape it says that the file rights are wrong and the user has no access but I can access and write in Finder. So my current library is unusable :( I tried to contact the support but they never replied to one of my mails for weeks!!! So it seems that I have to look for an other software. So think twice before you buy Snowtape!
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4.5
Just-Mac
26 August 2011
Version: 2.0.9
Really great app! The UI is very well made There are however a few things that could be improved: 1- Add for Right-Click in the Directory. My reflex is to right-click on the radio I want, instead of aiming and clicking on the tiny down-arrow symbol for the local menu. 2- "Import as favorite", "Import Station"… The wording is confusing, it should be "Set as Favorite" and "Add a Station". "Import" is an unnecessarily technical term for regular users. Why "import"? Especially for the Favorites, you are not importing anything, the station is already there in the Directory. Feature request: I would LOVE to pause and rewind the current station at any time, without the advanced planning required to record it. The need for this is obvious: Sometimes, I missed something and I want to hear it again, like the music title that was announced before when I was not paying attention.. Or… I like that music that is already playing, but I missed the beginning and I want to record it all. So recording should be possible from the real-time buffer.
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2.5
Robk
23 July 2011
Version: 2.0.9
I recently bought Snowtape on sale from the MacUpdate Promo. In my view, it is very "Mac like" and easy to use. The GUI is very pleasing to the eye. Snowtape does a GREAT job at recording music and does a decent job at figuring out where each song starts and ends. Since NO Internet recording software does a fantastic job, you must manually edit the track boundaries so the songs start and end at the right spots. This is where Snowtape REALLY FALLS SHORT. Snowtape REGULARLY Freezes and Crashes when editing more than a couple of songs. Sometimes Snowtape will UNFREEZE and come back to life after waiting 4 or 5 minutes. Sometimes it just crashes!! Worst of all you will LOOSE all of our previous edits when Snowtape crashes. Until these bugs are fixed, I recommend that you QUIT and START UP Snowtape after editing 4 or 5 songs. That way, you will only loose 4 or 5 songs when Snowtape crashes (and believe me it will!!) The Get ALbum Artwork feature is great when Snowtape cannot figure out which artwork to use. But it stopped working for me. It no longer shows any artwork (even when searching for the "Beatles"). I have been dragging and dropping artwork form Amazon instead but there is a small bug there too. When you drag and drop artwork, the thumbnail is NOT updated. You must switch to another playlist and switch back to see the artwork in the thumbnails. With all the bugs, FREEZES and CRASHES, I can NOT recommend Snowtape at this time until these problems are fixed. P.S. I did a fresh install on Snowtape on another Mac running Snow Leopard and the same bugs, CRASHES and FREEZES occur. Pity. I really like the GUI and features of Snowtape. I just wished it worked better.
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4.5
Vince-nt
15 July 2011
Version: 2.0.9
Since RadioLover is a bit old, I've tried Snowtape. It's a modern and beautiful app. For now, it works very well. There's room for improvement, but already great
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5
Pixelspring
28 December 2010
Version: 2.0.6
Love it - Gorgeous interface and does everything it needs to. No problems with stability and support has been good on the one occasion I needed it.
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anonymous-heron-1517
29 September 2010
Version: 2.0
I like SnowTape 2 a lot, but since upgrading I can no longer connect with SnowRemote from my iPhone 2G nor iPhone 4. I have mailed customer support 3 days ago, but no reaction so far. Is anybody experiencing the same? The pairing seems to work, but then the remote host remains greyed-out and nothing happens even after minutes of waiting. SnowRemote is no longer listed as product on the Vemedio website, the description for SnowTape 2 only mentions the use of the (infrared) Apple Remote, and the support form does not list the latest build of SnowRemote. However, the functionality is still there. Strange.
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Theotreo
26 September 2010
Version: 2.0
This is a very good und useful update to the 1.x version and refined in many ways. However since I upgraded the Airport speaker connection is choppy and has dropouts. It's not happening in 1.x or iTunes.
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Dr-Girlfriend
24 September 2010
Version: 2.0
FYI: Version 2.0 is a paid upgrade from version 1. From the developer's website: Purchasing and Updating Purchasing and Updating couldn‘t be easier now. You can do both completely within the app. Just choose "Purchase Snowtape“ in the Snowtape menu. You have the option of buying a single license or a family pack. If you like to update with a Snowtape 1.x license, you choose an update, click on, "Update“ and enter your old license code. And here is a price table: Update from Snowtape 1.x $US 16.50 Update from Snowtape 1.x Family Pack $US 22.50 Family Pack Crossgrade Update from Snowtape 1.x $US 30.15 Final prices may vary depending on the country you live in and the currency you choose. If you purchased your Snowtape 1.x license after August 1, 2010 you get an upgrade for free. We are sending you an email within the next 2 business days.
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Jazzyguy
24 September 2010
Version: 2.0
It looks like they have abandoned their registered users on PPC Macs.Leopard is still a viable OS.Too Bad!
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Jazzyguy
13 September 2010
Version: 1.5.7
I had trouble registering.The Developers were sent 6 emails and they have yet to respond.I found my Reg Code and put it in.The support is TERRIBLE!
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John-Hook
05 August 2010
Version: 1.5.7
I have to give the developers a kind word for a very prompt refund. Although I only gave this app 3 stars I would like to give it 5 stars! It seems to be very rough and more like a beta than a finished app. The documentation, features and support needed lots of help. I thought scheduling was a nightmare because it needed scripting. The 'Directory' of stations for the United States and I suspect many other countries is very limited and offers little/no talk radio that I found. The instructions for adding radio stations were not accurate and much too complex. If they work through these issues I hope to repurchase this app and give this app 5 stars.
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Raycon
12 July 2010
Version: 1.5.7
Not splitting track appropriately. I get the first track cut short, folled by the second track with parts of the first. This totally negates any possibility of recording without splicing using additional software. This is not acceptable.
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Macgruder
06 May 2010
Version: 1.5.6
Looks very promising but some annoying interface bugs: Everytime I go back home I have to reselect the country - I'm not in the country I want to be at. Search is not live. After I delete the search, the same stuff all the channels don't reappear so I have to click back button,. When I click "All Stations" it is empty - if there is an additional step required here then it could say so.
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M-t-
23 March 2010
Version: 1.5.5
Excellent application! But - as opposed Radioshift and AudioHijack Pro - has one MAJOR DRAWBACK for me: the impossibility set of SCHEDULE RECORDING... (settings via iCal and AppleScript do not consider fully comfortable...) Only when this feature will be added = Snowtape becomes number one on the radio record app for MacOS X!
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Fariborz
23 February 2010
Version: 1.5.5
Mustn't it be version 1.3.5 rather than 1.5.5 after the latest 1.3.4 version or am I missing something? Thanks. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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jakebaruch-1
27 January 2010
Version: 1.5.4
Fantastic application. Developer is very responsive and open to suggestions. I think it is much better than Radio Gaga, which I recently got in the christmas macupdate package.
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Bvila
31 December 2009
Version: 1.5.1
Lately I've been having more trouble with Snowtape prematurely cutting tracks, even with overlapping enabled. Is there a way to extend the overlap time? I've tried to leave feedback on the developer's website, but it doesn't seem to take. Hopefully other users have experienced the same thing and have a solution. Thanks!
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Jazzyguy
30 December 2009
Version: 1.5.1
No Problems at all with this update.It saves ALL your favorites and local directory. Best Radio Streamer for the Mac.
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Spongetobi
26 December 2009
Version: 1.5
This tool is the perfect piece of software for listening and recording radio stations. After StreamRipperX and RadioLover is dead for Snow Leopard I spent a lot of time looking for good tool to record my favorite radio. Here it is. Worth every penny.
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Jazzyguy
24 December 2009
Version: 1.5
Sorry My last post should read put ~/library/caches/Metadata/Snowtape on your desktop.
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Jazzyguy
24 December 2009
Version: 1.5
OK! I Solved this myself. To avoid losing your stations kept locally.You have to place the following Folders on your Desktop.In ~/Documents /Snowtape Change the name to SnowtapeDocuments.~/Library/Metadata/Snowtape. After launching 1.5 Trash the Snowtape Folder in ~/Documents and insert the Folder on your Desktop SnowtapeDocuments.Change the name back to Snowtape. Put the folder Snowtape back into ~/Library/Caches/Metadata ,Then Launch Snowtape and all of your stations will be back.NOW on my G5 I did NOT do any of this but STILL got all my stations.Iused Sparkle to update.On my G4 12"Powerbook I also used Sparkle (the update tab) and lost all my stations and had to use the Directory ending up with 28 stations of my own interest. I have another 12"Powerbook G4 and I followed the example above and got all my stations.I hope this helps someone. I guess I can copy the Metadata and Documents Folder from the other Powerbook to get back the stations previously listed in the LOCAL Directory.
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Jazzyguy
22 December 2009
Version: 1.5
BullGeeK- How do I restore the stations using 1.5 There are 3000 stations with 1.5 and I would love to have them.Please help.
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Dameian
22 December 2009
Version: 1.5
Losing your stations with version 1.5 does not appear to be a PPC issue. It happened to me as well and I am on an Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. From what I can gather the issue was caused due to Snowtape now using the new online directory instead of a local library on your computer.
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Jazzyguy
22 December 2009
Version: 1.5
I lost ALL my stations! NO stations at all! I went back to the previous version and all was OK! Wrote to the developer and got an acknowledgement computer created.I solved the problem myself.Using a G4 10.5.8 I wouldn't suggest anyone with a G$ or G5 move up to this version.I opened the metadata in ~/library/caches and the stations were MOVED! Where ??? Who knows because Spotlight indicated that they were NOT moved.
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Cerebrl
21 December 2009
Version: 1.5
I like version 1.5. It is a great improvement. The only problem is my old library of recorded music is now not recognized by Snowtape. Plus, all my old "favorited" stations are now gone. Is there a way to get it all back? That is, other than manually? [Cerebrl PPC G5 Dual 2G running latest Leopard
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Cerebrl
03 November 2009
Version: 1.3.2
This is a great radio player/recorder program. I have decided to purchase it, and I have not looked back since. Pros: Awesome interface, records songs with artwork, song name, artist and album (if broadcast by station). It will stop and start a new recording when the song changes, so there is no need to worry about stopping a song at the right time. Or, you can just let it run and it will do everything for you. You can also edit the song's start point and end point to remove commercials or unwanted audio very easily, then export it to iTunes. Cons: The mini player does not play well with spaces. I would like to be able to use another service other than iTunes for the "Buy" (would rather have "Get More Info" functionality) functionality. I would like to be able to edit the genres within the directory (rename, delete). Summery: This is a fantastic radio player/recorder with all the functionality you could want, and is worth the money. I enjoy every moment I use it. [Cerebrl]
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M-t-
26 October 2009
Version: 1.3.1
Yees!!!! Now WORK FINE!!!! Thank You!!! PS: I'm looking forward to schedule recording!!!!!
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Foyan
26 October 2009
Version: 1.3.1
Works fine again on PPC indeed. :-) Thanks a lot !
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M-t-
22 October 2009
Version: 1.3
The same thing: after update = Snowtape 1.3 does NOT WORK on my iMac G5 PPC (10.5.8). Version 1.2.2 work fine...
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Foyan
22 October 2009
Version: 1.3
Does not work on my iMac G5 PPC 2 GHz OS 10.5.8 whereas 122 worked fine. Have to force quit.
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Fariborz
22 October 2009
Version: 1.3
Dear developer, as a registered user of Snowtape I would like to thank you heartily for the mostly appreciated new features like support for Windows Media streams and MP3 export of audio files. Excellent work! Now Snowtape is really second to none. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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kkereta
09 October 2009
Version: 1.2.2
I have tried the Radioshift prior to this and the only thing that is a maaajor thing that is actually a bad thing in my case the lack of stations In Radioshift i just did a search inside the app for a station like : BBC 1 or a lot of others, and they were in my favorites in seconds if u take that kind of stations searching instead of the one u are now using it woudl be by far the best radio app for mac cause the recording and the visual part is awesome but lack of this is just too big of a deal pls consider
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Diseyefur
10 September 2009
Version: 1.2.2
This is really no better than plugging the output analog port into the input of a microphone port. I was hoping this would be equivalent to what StationRipper is to Windows, but unfortunately no. The user interface in StationRipper may not be glamorous, but unlike SnowTape it actually downloads the digital file directly from the source such as Pandora, Aol Radio, Last.fm, and a few others. The nice thing about it downloading the actual file verse recording an audio stream is that you don't need to edit your songs and they are already individual native formats such as mp3 or acc or whatever the provider is offering. This is more like making a copy from a copy which anyone should know it loses quality if you do this. The source already has it compressed in an mp3 format and you basically recompress it again which introduces more loss of quality. Though there is one good part about this program and that is whatever StationRipper can't get then this is a good backup source. This is better than Replay Music (windows) and it is cheaper. The user interface is a lot nicer and easier to understand. StationRipper is a little tricky as in you have to first start the program, start the listener, setup your proxy in your browser (Firefox is the easiest to do with extension addons), and then you can finally download direct streams. So not as user friendly, but if you are looking for the best quality then StationRipper has this beat. If quality isn't that important and are looking for some easy to use then this does a good job. In one review someone compared this to a cassette recorder in the 80s and that is about how easy this program is and though the quality is better than a cassette recorder even though it isn't the original. Someone might think I am being harsh, but it is like some programs that actually download the FLV file of a flash video stream and those who record the overlay and audio source. It just isn't the same thing quality wise even though the goal is reached. Not to mention you have to record in realtime with SnowTape while in StationRipper it downloads it in matter of seconds (depending on your internet connection).
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JazzJohannes
19 August 2009
Version: 1.2.1
Thanks a lot for this great application, finally somebody stood up to Apple's horrible iTunes development progress! Pros: - Brillant design - very stable - very fast access times for stations - very small application size Cons: - no opt-out for Safari integration - white font on black is bad the eyes Missing features: - shortcuts for switching radio stations - import of .asf file format - scheduled recordings - last time played column for radio stations
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Ry-ma
07 August 2009
Version: 1.2
Again and again crashes. And for crashes also still pay?
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Leoncahun
03 August 2009
Version: 1.1.3
Installs an internet plugin called RadioURL without asking for permission, only declaring to have done so afterwards when asking you to restart your browser (Safari) to take effect. Probably-hopefully-not doing any harm, but still: a good Mac citizen asks BEFORE installing something, providing the user an opt-out.
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Jon-&-Karen-Heal
21 July 2009
Version: 1.1.2
Am I missing something here? Downloaded it. It's undeniably cool-looking and does what it's supposed to, but many (most) Internet radio stations crossfade tracks. You end up with tracks in Snowtape that have scraps from other songs at the beginnings and ends of them -- which of course, sounds awful. I guess I didn't really expect Snowtape to magically workaround the crossfade problem, but still ... To me, this issue seriously limits software fo this type in general. ... unless someone can enlighten me as to what I've been doing wrong.
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Atomicb
16 July 2009
Version: 1.1.2
I own Radio GaGa and now i recently purchased SnowTape. I read all the the threads on the MacUpdate thread when Radio GaGa was on discount and SnowTape interested me already but I went and bought Radio GaGa first. Should of gone with my gut feel and purchased SnowTape first. Not that Radio GaGa is bad it's that SnowTape is better at what it does. Then their is always Nutsie and Audio Hijack pro. The time it takes to tag and get album covers does not warrant the time. The long and short is that I am loving SnowTape. Mario Joburg South Africa Woza 2010.
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Emerholz
12 July 2009
Version: 1.1.1
A beautiful app, would like to buy it despite the hefty price. However, the developer seems very unresponsive resp. arrogant. I asked him whether Snowtape would be able to record from a SkyFM premium upgrade stream. He commanded me to consult them myself.
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Fariborz
25 June 2009
Version: 1.1
I already own Radioshift and although it's a great program I finally bought and switched to Snowtape. The reason is that I found Snowtape's interface very nice and intuitive and its integrated recording and editing feature is second to none. It's also very fast when tunning to or switching channels and now version 1.1 adds even more funtions like importing directly 750 new stations and a more practical interface. I was skeptical at the beginning to buy this program and used it in DEMO mode for a while but now that I own it and in the light of the new enhancements I can't recommend it enough. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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D-Point-org
17 June 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Version 1.0.1 also integrates a German version of the Snowtape help menu. thank you
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Rob-h
14 June 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Am liking Snowtape a lot more since I first looked at it in April. The two major problems I had both seem to have been fixed (stability and adding new stations). Looking forward to new features being added, like the ability to rip directly to mp3 or at least export to mp3 as an option. Also, being able to choose where Snowtape puts its repository. Oh and being able to fade in/out with the editing tool would be nice. Still, a great example of how an interface should be done although for some reason my friend hates it. Horses for courses I guess.
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sjk
11 June 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Comparisons of Snowtape with iNet Stream Archiver X would be more interesting to me than comparisons with FStream.
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Commandertee
09 June 2009
Version: 1.0
I think d-point is right. This app is amazing, not in regard to the features, but how they are realized. I agree at some point that FStream can also record internet radio, but then you have to have other applications to really make use of the track. You will at least need an audio editor to cut the track, which can be cumbersome for once. And you need to find the album artwork and the metadata youself and edit the track manually in iTunes. If you have enough time at your disposal, maybe it's ok for you to use FStream, but if you're like me and never have enough time, Snowtape will do the job a lot better. Plus, hey you can't compare a soapbox with a motorcar. The soapbox may get you from A to B as well for the cost of nothing, but you will win the race with the motorcar. I think Snowtape is all worth its money. I recorded 300 tracks last night. Won't happen with FStream. Thumbs up!
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D-Point-org
04 June 2009
Version: 1.0
i totally agree on free FStream, thats a awsome app. but you are not able to cut the files has no “Overlapped Recording” has no Get Album Artwork has no 1-Click Export to iTunes and it will not detect tracks. Snowtape will save you many hours of work. i did a direct comparison, and it was way faster and nicer to work. really mac like ! Price comparison : well, same as Rogueamoeba Audio Hijack / Fission and same as 2 CD's Free : Streaming Demo restrictions : time period you can record audio with Snowtape is 60 minutes overall Features Request : Snowtape needs to have sheduled Recording for this price. (Radioshift) Snowtape requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later, i want to have it on tiger ! Snowtape app is multilingual, FAQ is english only, why not international ?
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Fariborz
30 May 2009
Version: 1.0
As far as I know, the developer of this software doesn't ask for any shareware fee if you use Snowtape exclusively for listening to music. Users are asked to pay only if they use the recording and editing features of the program. Please correct me if I'm mistaken. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Chas-m
30 May 2009
Version: 1.0
$10 - probably $15 - maybe $29 - not a chance.
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Legal-Eagle
29 May 2009
Version: 1.0
An OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced piece of unsatisfactory software. I have been totally unable to get it to successfully add ANY radio locations to its pre-set ones. There are HEAPS of far better internet radios out there for FREE. Avoid this OUTRAGEOUSLY GREEDY developer. FStream is infinitely better.
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Jazzyguy
29 May 2009
Version: 1.0
OOOPS!!! Changed my mind.....$29 is EGREGIOUS!!!!!
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GeogProf
20 May 2009
Version: 0.4.2
KEVIN C put it best below, so I'm just going to copy and paste his comment in the hope that the author will pay attention: Saves streams as AIFF and you then export to MP3 later. This fills up disks in no time. Not sure why the author isn't ripping directly to MP3.
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Cyann
20 May 2009
Version: 0.4.2
Doesn't work on G5 PPC 10.5.7 I've tried to load many radio url, doesn't work for any. FStream works far better.
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Kurosan
14 May 2009
Version: 0.4.1
Saves streams as AIFF and you then export to MP3 later. This fills up disks in no time. Not sure why the author isn't ripping directly to MP3.
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Ca
03 May 2009
Version: 0.3
Great icon!!
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GeogProf
30 April 2009
Version: 0.3
I just checked this developer's webpage, where it says they plan to sell this for $29 after the beta period. I agree with others here who think that's wayyyyy too much. Pass.
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Plotzenhots
23 April 2009
Version: 0.2.4
as free software - wonderfull - but 29 dollar ist 1/5 price of the Leopard..it´s much to much i´ll give you a few bucks, no penny more otherwise there are alternatives like the glorius "Audion 3" made by the gentle people of panic.com
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Jazzyguy
23 April 2009
Version: 0.2.4
Works GREAT on my PPC Macs now. I WILL pay for this app as soon as it comes out of BETA.
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Mr-lon
23 April 2009
Version: 0.2.4
Oh yeah....it's FREE. But how long???? I guess you have to pay for eye candy. Har..Har..Har Get FStream, works like a charme
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Jazzyguy
21 April 2009
Version: 0.2.3
Works great on my Intel Macs MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Crashes on my G5 and my 2 Powerbooks G4. So it must be missing something for PPC Macs.
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Rob-h
21 April 2009
Version: 0.2.3
Great looking interface and fairly intuitive to use. Only problem was that it only comes with a small selection of stations built-in and it refused to import all but one of the stations I tried to add. The one station I did manage to import would only play for 5 seconds at a time before I got a message that the connection was lost. Shows promise though, so shall certainly watch to see how this develops.
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Jazzyguy
21 April 2009
Version: 0.2.3
Quits (crashes) as soon as you click a station and the speaker icon shows that it is going to play. Great GUI and great idea but it fails to deliver. I trashed it and its preference. There was no ~/Library/Appsupport created.
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