Nowadays there are many options and choices to play and record music via streaming radio. There are thousand of internet radio stations, Dar.fm will let record and listening to all those stations. Dar.fm stands for Digital audio recorder and is useful, easy to use and free. It is launched in august 2011, and has a free version and a pro version. The pro version costs $39.95 and allows you record 10-times more, store 10-times more and stream live.
With Dar.fm you don’t have to install any software, it’s all web-based. Once you sign-up, you will get 2 GB free space to record your favorite programs. All recordings are stored online, so you can record and listen from your home, work or any other place.
It has a built-in guide with thousands of music stations and talk shows, it can schedule and record any time the listener wants. You can search and sort the listings any way you want, sort is by genre, radio station or search phrase. You can search by music shows, talk shows, Religion, Sports, Technology, Politics and more. Actually, you don’t know what time your show will be aired and on what station, the only thing you know is what you have been requesting. Later you will receive an email to tell you that your recorded show is ready to listening.
The 2GB of free web space is enough to record more than 100 hours of shows. Users of Dar.fm can get an upgrade up to 10 GB at MP3Tunes.com , that’s more than 500 hours of music and talk shows. The owner of Dar.fm runs also MP3Tunes.com, the only thing you have to do sign-up.
Once you record a program you can play, pause, rewind and fast-forward or 30 second skip forward/backward .
Almost all the station send during the broadcasting the names of the songs including the name of the artist, so after you record for some hours, you can see the name and artist while playing your record.
Dar.fm is nice and easy to use, you don’t need any installation, and you can use it anywhere. You can record your shows offline so you don’t need to open your PC while recording. Some negative points: It’s more based on the us and not all of the international broadcasting stations are listed. Another things is you can’t listen live, you can use it only as a recorder.