Radio Ripper 3.1      

Size:   430.5KB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2015-10-12

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OS:  Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   7578

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 Reviewed on September 17, 2015

The Internet has provided great opportunities in many fields, including the development of radio stations. As a result, software developers have designed many programs for listening to Internet radio stations. These programs have varying capabilities, and one of the best ones is Radio Ripper, which does not only play the online stations but also gives you the opprtunity to record what you want.

Radio Ripper Features

  • Fully portable
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to find new stations
  • Ability to set unattended recording
  • Stores favorite stations
  • Free

Using Radio Ripper

We downloaded the ZIP archive and extracted its content to a USB stick so we could use the free Internet radio player on multiple computers. We liked the program's minimalist graphic user interface that was friendly even to users with basic computer skills.

The main program window allowed us to enter a stream URL and play a station directly. We could also find stations from the upper left part of the window where we had the opportunity to search the station directory or select a relevant genre.

When we got a station we wanted, we selected it and downloaded its .m3u file, which contained the link to the station's audio stream. Please note that a station's audio stream is different than its web address. Opening the file allowed us to play the radio station. If we liked the station, we added it to our favorites.

Another way of playing radio stations was using the random station function, which did exactly that: It let the player select a station at random. When we wanted to be specific, we clicked on "Favorites" and selected a station we had saved earlier.

The free Internet radio player displayed details like stream URL, station name, website, genre and quality. It also indicated when we were recording.

When a station played something we wanted to listen to over and over, we did not need to wear down the host with repeated requests. We simply clicked the "Record" button to save it on our computer. The player even allowed us to set unattended recording and specify the duration we wanted the recording to take.

Recording information such as elapsed time and file size were displayed on the lower part of the user interface.

We could then copy the recorded audio files to different devices, which meant we were not restricted to enjoying them only on the computer.


Radio Ripper is a simple but intuitive Internet radio player that makes it easy to record desired portions for later listening pleasure. The free radio player is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems.

Software Product Description

A small app that lets you listen to and record music from tens of thousands of free internet radio stations.