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Can I download mp3s from NPR shows?

Asked by Carly (4550points) October 2nd, 2010

I want to use an audio clip in a class movie I’m making, i will not be producing or showing more than one copy. The audio will be used over video that I’m shooting, just like a clip of music.

Is there a way/place I can download npr shows that I like?

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jaytkay's avatar

Look for podcasts on the shows’ web sites or the iTunes store (they are free, even if they are in the iTunes store).

If not available, you can record off a radio station’s Internet stream.

I have used Replay AV for many years to do this and can highly recommend it.
The same company has a free application, Freecorder, which I just discovered today. I haven’t tried it.

At a glance, I think the big difference between Replay AV and Freecorder (besides $50) is scheduling. You set up times and stations for Replay AV, and it automatically grabs them. It looks like you have to hit the Start and Stop button with Freecorder.

Replay AV
http://www.applian.com/replay-av/index.php

Freecorder
http://www.applian.com/sound-recorder/

Rarebear's avatar

If you go to npr.org, the clips will be there.

MarthaStewart's avatar

When you go to a particular story on NPR’s website such as this one:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130274688
you’ll see a place to click that says “Listen to the Story.” To the right of that there’s a small button that says “Download” that will download an MP3 to the location of your choice.

Carly's avatar

omg, i didn’t even see that option. Well.. that was truly a poorly asked Fluther question. >_<

Thanks everyone! Sorry for the trouble

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