How to record/download RealAudio streams from BBC radio
Please read our disclaimer before recording any media streams. Otherwise your activity could be considered illegal.
BBC uses RealAudio streamed through RTSP and PNM protocols for their on demand and live streams.
PNM protocol is rather obsolete and not supported by many newer stream recorders. In the majority of cases
you may change pnm:// onto rtsp:// in a stream URL and record the strean using RTSP protocol.
See our FAQ on Recording media streamed through PNM protocol for more.
Like any other audio stream, BBC radio station can be recorded using Direct sound recording software.
To avoid problems like buffering, quality loss and to download on demand streams faster it is preferable to use streaming media recorders supporting RealAudio/RealVideo streamed through RTSP protocol.
The easiest way to record BBC streams is by using RM Recorder, a one-click RealAudio/RealVideo recorder. With RM Recorder you don't have to worry about getting stream URLs or learn how to use a complex software.
The only thing you need to do to record BBC radio station is virtually to press the Record button.
If you prefer to use other video stream recorder our streaming video recording software chart will help you to select the right one.
Please also read our FAQ on getting stream URL before using your recorder.
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