Solway's Internet TV and Radio Player

Solway's Internet TV and Radio Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.13
  • Total Downloads:
    10,633
  • Date Added:
    May 02, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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We love free Internet radio and TV, even when it's a pain to access channels and stations; the variety of the programming more than makes up the inconvenience. Still, it could be easier, thanks partly to free tools like Solway's Internet TV and Radio Player. Kevin Solway's free player lets you quickly switch between Internet radio and TV stations without opening them individually in your browser. It requires up-to-date versions of both Windows Media Player and RealPlayer. It addition, you have to have RealPlayer open when running Solway's player.

Solway's Internet TV and Radio Player includes an associated tool, Solway's Audio Recorder, which lets you record tunes off the Net as MP3, WMA, or Ogg Vorbis files at three quality levels. The TV and Radio player itself lists stations in a sidebar to the left of the main display. The player's controls are basic, though we could switch between Radio and TV lists, specify broadband or dial-up stations, and show only Favorites. Clicking New or Edit let us add or modify station details using the same properties sheet, which has fields for both Home and Stream URLs. The player includes a decent selection of radio stations and an adequate TV station list that is more than a little typical of free TV players, with plenty of public-affairs channels, national stations, and music video channels.

We started by limiting the lists to broadband offerings, which greatly reduced the radio station list but had less effect on the TV station list, which admittedly is much smaller than the radio list. Solway's doesn't offer a plethora of settings like some media players (RealPlayer handles some of that) but it does let you link to a recorder application (like the supplied default recording app, Solway's Audio Recorder) with the ability to directly access your Windows Recording and Playback Mixers. We sampled a variety of the supplied TV and radio stations. Not surprisingly, we had better luck with the radio stations than we did with the streaming video, but few of the listed TV stations seemed especially appealing. Specifying our own stations produced better results.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Especially good for listening to radio, and recording."

July 01, 2011  |  By ksolway

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

- Good radio player
- Good recording to MP3
- Free
- No popups

Cons

- Not many TV stations available, but this isn't a fault of the player - since it's only a player.

Summary

A great way to listen to and record free radio from all over the world.

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1 stars

"Does NOT work!"

April 09, 2009  |  By SaintlyMic

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

NONE!!!!!!

Cons

Does NOT Work!

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3 stars

"The Best Free internet TV site"

December 11, 2007  |  By welyweah

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

CNET

There are a lot of new internet TV sites out there. most of them offer a free trial or preview and then they make you pay to sign up, or are cluttered with ads. I think that is ridiculous... so ive done my research and have found a couple of really decent sites. The first one Id like to draw your attention to is (viewmy.tv) This site has almost 1300 channels from around the globe and counting. it is free to register and they dont ask for stupid details, just your username and email address. It actually streams live channels so you dont have to download any and they have a pretty easy way of finding the channel you want. You can search through genre, country, region or name of the channel. oh and there are no ads either. Check this one out. With over 1300 channels from hundreds of countries, loads of features like channel rating, user recommendations, live chat, profile pages and much much more.

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3 stars

"Radio is better than the TV."

November 24, 2007  |  By Zane77

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

This player has about 60 radio stations most are played with windows media player, some are played with real player.

It only has 17 TV channels all of the TV Channels are played with windows media player.

Cons

Not all of the TV channels can be played from this player. But if you right click on a channel that will not play, go to the web site and it can be played. Also needs more TV channels added to this player.

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3 stars

"Nice compact programm"

July 19, 2007  |  By ron6310

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

Nice small software, easy to install. option to take audio streams

Cons

Can't take movie-streams, less stations

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5 stars

"Excellent. East TV stations work well"

May 17, 2007  |  By hongtykoon

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

Good streaming. It use windows media player most of the time. US stations do no work well. East Asia stations are good.

New stations are being added daily.

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4 stars

"Small but does what it says..."

March 04, 2007  |  By Zalcho

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

(1) Maybe I stumbled across this or it is intended. Able to open Solway's app, open up a big station site, and then record some songs through Solway - was nice for me to go back and get the information of who played what.

(2) It is simple for newbies like me. &:-D

(3) Installed easily - did not have virus problem described on 02 March. As I also use Antivir, maybe key is where it was downloaded from?

Cons

Documentation could be a bit better.

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1 stars

"Virus or unwanted program 'EXP/JS.CVE2005-1790'"

March 02, 2007  |  By djase10

 |  Version: Solway's Internet TV and Radio 1.54

Pros

nil

Cons

Scanned with antiVir+AVG after download & all was good , until the extraction then-

AntiVir Warning me with audible BEEPS & & best of all the Solution.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Kevin Solway
Publisher web site http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/
Release Date May 02, 2012
Date Added May 02, 2012
Version 2.13
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.9MB
File Name soltvradio_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,633
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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