Audio Hijack for Mac

Audio Hijack for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    73,917
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial, then 15-minute limits for sessions); $16.00 to buy

Editors' Note: No longer available to purchase. Superceded by Audio Hijack Pro.

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1 stars

"No license available"

September 27, 2012  |  By lorigee

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.6

Pros

The program works fine for the initial testing, until you find out that you need a license to continue.

Cons

The program intentionally adds noise to any sound file after the initial tests unless you purchase a license. When you try to purchase a license and register, you will find the program is no longer supported. You cannot purchase a license, making the program essentially useless. (Why don't they want my money? I was ready to pay for the license.)

Summary

The program is no longer supported. It adds noise after initial tests. You cannot purchase a license for it. Therefore, it is no longer worthwhile. It's a pity, because the first tests were great and I wanted to purchase the program. I don't know why people bother to make great software and then refuse to take your money because it's "old." Seems like easy money to me.

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4 stars

"I used Hijack 2.2.6 reliably w superb results for years"

July 17, 2011  |  By Arfitact

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.6

Pros

Pretty intuitive.
Absolutely accurate to one-hundreth seconds, if you need to trim/create tracks so precisely.
Seems to be able to save unlimited number of scheduled items - e.g. every 54-minute long radio program, ev day, etc. WOW.

Cons

Can't sort list of saved actions/schedules.
No apparent way to create dead space for between tracks.
If recording a RA stream, Hijack doesn't know when one RA Player is already open altho it only records the correct source, it's messy.
No auto-trash.

Summary

Incredible power and ease of use for a free app - works integrally with iTunes. Beautiful! As is everything from Amoeba, IMHO. (from a happy customer for years!)

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1 stars

"Simply could never get it to work correctly."

February 07, 2011  |  By clay58

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.6

Pros

None that I found.

Cons

Does not work as advertised.

Summary

Waste of my time.

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4 stars

"Free upgrade for OSX 10.5 compatibility"

October 21, 2007  |  By McGarrett

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a free update for licensed users to make Audio Hijack OSX 10.5 compatible. Audio Hijack's developers have a long history of consumer-friendly policies and applications, and I am thankful they're offering this update to existing customers who don't want to purchase the Pro version. Thanks Rogue Amoeba!

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5 stars

"Great Program - great price!"

April 26, 2006  |  By pokimoto

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I needed an audio recorder fast. I downloaded and was recording within minutes. Very intuitive interface and works great!

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5 stars

"Another cracker from RA"

April 05, 2006  |  By superleccy

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Like Airfoil, Audio Hijack is a lovely little bit of kit. It's stable and reliable, and I use it to record streamed media so I can create "podcasts" to listen to later.

As Neil Kinnock might have said, it's lovely, lovely, lovely.

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4 stars

"Eureka!"

November 10, 2005  |  By rudeboyrobbo

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Before I got hold of Audio Hijack I'd been recording through my iMic using the high end (and over priced) Bias Peak. It worked OK but barely. Constant problems with managing volume changes via the attached HiFi system and picking up system sounds on my recordings.

For those who've never tried Hijack, I'd say the best thing about the recordings it makes are that the audio is pulled straight off the digital stream directly from the application being hijacked. Therefore it's clean, free from system sounds and the limitations of my analog HiFi. And most importantly, I can change the volume of my speaker output without affecting the recording.

Took a little while to get used to the interface, but it works reliably with every application I've tried to hijack, including: iTunes, Radio365 player, and VLC player.

Since I've already paid for it, I'm comfortable with Bias Peak to split the hours long AIFF files I tend to hijack into svelte sized MP3s for the iPod. Therefore this version suits me well. I'm sure Hijack Pro would have been a much cheaper way to go. (sigh)

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5 stars

"Outstanding!"

August 26, 2005  |  By ahem!

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
My girlfriend just got this app.

She loves it. So do I.

It works great. It's easy to use. Worth every penny.

And, their customer service rocks.

Highly recommend it.

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1 stars

"Does not launch on my G4 cube running OS X 2.8"

April 26, 2005  |  By johnfingers

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2.1

Cons

When attempting to launch the program I get a message to the effect that my system is not compatible, although it meets the given requirements.

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5 stars

"Audio Hijack is excellent"

April 22, 2005  |  By zymphus

 |  Version: Audio Hijack 2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I used to use AH to record BBC Radio 3 over the internet and I was always pleased with the results. Now I use it to record from my new DAB tuner and the recordings are even better.

When I first attempted recording DAB I was unable to get the audio signal from the digital input of my M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card through to AH, so I emailed Rogue Amoeba for advice. I got a very useful response the following day. Their advice helped me progress but not to the stage where I was able to make a recording. It turned out that the fault lay not with Audio Hijack but with the latest update to the M-Audio Delta control panel, so I reinstalled the previous version (1.2.1) and it works superbly.

Audio Hijack even allows me to boost the unprocessed signal used by BBC Radio 3 so that the levels are better.

I use Audio Hijack very often and think it is worth every penny (or cent).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.2
  • Critical Bug Fix: We've fixed an issue where App Nap could affect recordings, particularly unattended recordings, resulting in incomplete or incorrect audio. If you experienced any issues with incomplete recordings, this update should cure things.
  • Enhancement: Recorder settings can now be tweaked when a Recorder block is off, regardless of the state of the Session (running or not).
  • Minor Enhancement: Instant On 8.0.6 is included, bringing minor bug fixes.
  • Bug Fix: The Recordings tab will now update titles to reflect file name or title tag changes, as well as other tag changes.
  • Bug Fix: If Instant On is not installed, dragging a System Audio block into a running Session will now not pop a whole mess of errors. Nice, huh?
  • Bug Fix: Session names will now properly update at all times.
  • Other: When the trial limitations occur, the app will now bring itself forward for added clarity.
  • Other: The "Check for News" menu item is now properly available when needed.
  • Other: Session windows now properly remember to re-open on launch, and the Home window now opens behind other Session windows on launch, not in front of them.
  • Other: An issue where animations could incorrectly be disabled has been corrected.
  • Other: The "Open URL" field is now only editable when the checkbox is on.
  • Other: The text of the Ducking block has been updated in an attempt at greater clarity. Its functionality is unchanged.
  • Other: It is no longer possible to delete in-progress recordings. That was weird, so we no longer allow it.
  • Other: Previously, there was a complex and confusing issue where splitting AAC or ALAC files could eventually result in a file winding up mis-named and a directory higher than it should have been. A preliminary fix to avoid the issue is now in place.
General
Publisher Rogue Amoeba Software
Publisher web site http://www.rogueamoeba.com
Release Date February 16, 2015
Date Added February 16, 2015
Version 3.0.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.3MB
File Name AudioHijack.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 73,917
Downloads Last Week 132
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial, then 15-minute limits for sessions
Price $16

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