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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

TheLastRipper - last.fm Audio Ripper

I discovered this very useful tool via lifehacker It's called TheLastRipper and basically what it does is connect to your last.fm account, and rip the streams and album art to the folder of your choice. That was enough to convince me, however this little tool is actually capable of much more than just that. You can find the full list of features below. Of course the legality of this tool is in question, which is actually acknowledge by the following disclaimer on their homepage: "Please be aware that recordings of radio streams, may NOT be legal, we recommend that you investegate your local laws, before using TheLastRipper." It will be interesting to see how long this lasts. In the meantime though, I'm sure that all you last.fm aficionados will put this tool to good use. It has proven to be a valuable tool in exploring various tags and genres on last.fm. I simply allow it to run and rip tracks overnight, and then easily explore a wide selection of songs from them the next day, while simply deleting the songs that I do not wish to keep.

Recording streams to mp3's
Organize mp3s in folders: Artist/Album/Track/
Downloads coverart
Generates playlist in M3U, SMIL, PLS
Appends ID3v2 tags
Improved clipping of songs
International characters
Support for http proxies
General exception handling dialog

Homepage: http://www.thelastripper.com
Download: http://www.thelastripper.com/download.html
File Size: 266kb


Anonymous said...

no version for windows vista available? does the xp version work on vista?

Zer0_II said...

@anonymous: I have no idea if it will work on vista. Give it a try and let me know.

Anonymous said...

Other users have reported it working under Vista.... There's also versions for a few linux distributions, including Ubuntu...

Anonymous said...

definitely works on vista. nice find!

Traitor Vic said...

Wow!!! Can't wait to try this out!

I've recently been using the Standalone version of Pandora's Jar to rip streams from Pandora recently with much success and satisfaction. Gonna have to go out and get me another Terabyte soon if I keep this up...