Hijacking license payer-funded audio

Audio Hijack Pro is a nicely put-together OS X app for capturing sound from any application, including stuff you might not strictly be allowed to record, like the BBC’s RealMedia streams,?but since these are public service radio shows, funded from a compulsory license fee, and since many BBC programmes are not archived properly at all, I’d be surprised if anyone (even the people whose job it is to commercialise this stuff at BBC Worldwide) would pursue you too zealously for saving a few shows to your hard drive.

The $30 Pro version allows you to save audio in the MP3 format, which will be handy for playback on your iPod, but the Basic version also looks pretty useful and is only $16.

2 thoughts on “Hijacking license payer-funded audio

  1. We pay for the stuff, and we aren’t allowed to store it. Crazy world. Hey, record companies may suck, but at least you get to keep the product!

    Hijack away!

  2. Your comments:
    “all, I’d be surprised if anyone (even the people whose job it is to commercialise this stuff at BBC Worldwide) would pursue you too zealously for saving a few shows to your hard drive.” reveal that you’ve worked at the BBC.

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