FStream for Mac

FStream for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    13,960
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Media Players

Editors' Note: Assuming that "Check Update" is checked in FStream > Preferences > Miscellaneous, then the app should prompt you to download the last update when you launch it.

Editors' Review

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FStream is a free, fast-launching app for listening to and recording Internet radio. If you don't want to open iTunes or some other more full-featured application when you play Internet radio, FStream can be a good alternative--and its very small resource footprint can help you avoid networking issues sometimes caused by more bloated apps. This application has a slim, unobtrusive interface, and you can even run it directly from the menu bar. FStream can play OGG Vorbis, AAC/AAC+, MP3, and WMA, and it can handle MMS over HTTP as well as M3U, PLS, and ASX playlists. It can also record to MP3, AIFF, AAC, and WAV.

FStream comes preloaded with Shoutcast and iTunes stations, along with a fittingly Continental selection from FStream's indie French developer. FStream also comes with nice little extras, such as support for Growl notifications and Apple Remote, the ability to speak the name and tags for a station, and the option to either mute a station or pause it for time-shifting. Not surprising for a DIY app like this, FStream is still a little rough around the edges, with some misspelled dialog boxes and occasional unpredictability, but it succeeds at its core purpose and offers a good value.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Lightweight and scriptable"

April 02, 2014  |  By rudeboyrobbo

 |  Version: FStream 1.4.9

Pros

Locks onto stream URLs that wouldn't play in other streamers like VLC or RealPlayer. Free

Cons

Confusing interface. Didn't have the list of preset stations as described.

Summary

I downloaded this to record a local radio station's stream that was giving me problems in VLC and RealPlayer. Works like a charm. I use it with AudioHijack Pro and a couple of simple Applescripts to record programming when I'm away from home.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.9

- Enhance playlist file opening
- Resolve a crash with time-shifting
General
Publisher SourceMac
Publisher web site http://www.sourcemac.com
Release Date March 14, 2014
Date Added March 14, 2014
Version 1.4.9
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4MB
File Name fstream_FStream.tgz
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,960
Downloads Last Week 37
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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