FStream

Listen to and record online radio easily

Although the advent of podcasts means that listening to online radio isn't as popular anymore, you can still find many stations on the web. View full description

PROS

  • Decode and encode streams
  • Use Apple Remote
  • Uses little CPU
  • Easy to select and add streams

CONS

  • No equalizer
  • No stream browsing
  • Preset lists limited to ShoutCast and SourceMac

Very good
8

Although the advent of podcasts means that listening to online radio isn't as popular anymore, you can still find many stations on the web.

FStream is the ideal tool to enjoy them as it focuses on playing and recording radio streams. Offering a discreet and functional interface, unobtrusive FStream can play any online radio station without ever interfering with your other applications. The program uses up very little memory and can be switched on or off very quickly as it simply uses internal QuickTime plugins to play streams. Both the player and recorder functions are very easy to use although lack any advanced functions, such as an equalizer.

Thanks to recent improvements, it's now much easier to add and organize new streams. The preset view allows you to see stations by lists, whether ShoutCast or SourceMac and you can easily import new streams straight from iTunes. The only downside is that FStream doesn't allow you to browse for new streams. Note that, since version 1.30, FStream no longer supports Tiger OS X 10.4 and lower but when you click download, we've also provided a link here for those Mac users on older OS's than don't want to miss out.

An unobtrusive yet functional application, FStream is great to listen to and record your favorite online radio streams.

Changes

  • Update of the Apple Remote management code (use of the iospirit framework).
  • FStream is now also compiled in 64-bit.
FStream

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FStream 1.4.5

— User reviews — about FStream

  • oobflyer

    by oobflyer

    "Instructions?"

    As far as I can decipher, after hours of searching - you must be a computer programmer to actually use this program. I... More.

    reviewed on September 18, 2011

  • prabal.kar

    by prabal.kar

    "Proclaim the choice"

    I wanted an app to play internet radio, but the stations I was interested in such as ABC and BBC. Nearly all internet r... More.

    reviewed on March 27, 2011

  • karantan

    by karantan

    "long connecting time"

    not sure why but it is connecting cca 30s to a stream. any ideas how to fix this? otherwise i like it very much. More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2010

  • mimosa.se

    by mimosa.se

    "France Inter"

    I have found FStream great for radio stations such as the BBC where I can easily find all the details to enter. But for ... More.

    reviewed on June 15, 2010

  • xlr609

    by xlr609

    "this is not fair"

    i've used it for years and I don't have enough money to buy myself a new calculator and to put os 10.5 on it and you guy... More.

    reviewed on January 5, 2010

  • kubanasis

    by kubanasis

    "Can't open the application"

    I am using 10.4.11 .After mounting and placing in applications program is not opening. It fades in like it will open but... More.

    reviewed on December 21, 2009