How to download Prarie Home Companion shows w/o streaming?
by Grinhooks - 8/22/05 8:55 AM
Yes, I'm sure this must be legal. I pay my support dues to the local NPR radio station, there are no commercials that I'm bypassing, and the shows are freely available on the radio for anyone who has time to sit in one spot.
I don't have that kind of time. I want to download the programs as files, so I can listen to them on MP3 CD when I drive (which I do a LOT). I know there are many ways to capture the streams, but that takes full time - 2 hours to capture a 2 hour show. I use Net Transport to download from BBC Radio 4 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/ineinsteinsshadow.shtml), but that doesn't work on Prairie Home Companion (http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/20030301/). On the BBC site, clicking the link for a show opens a .RAM file, which then points to a much larger .RA file containing the actual audio. On the PHC site, though, the .RAM file points to a .SMIL file that Net Transport doesn't want to download at all. If I try to just download from the browser, all I get is the .RAM file.
Please try the PHC site and if you succeed, tell me how.