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Griffin debuts iFill Internet Radio recorder

Griffin Technology iFill

Griffin Technology iFill

Griffin Technology iFill

Griffin Technology iFill

imageAs first reported by German web site iPodfun.de, Griffin Technology has used MacExpo in Germany to publicly debut iFill ($19.99), new software that records Internet Radio broadcasts to an iPod - a concept described by Griffin as timeshifting of Internet Radio. “iFill is the perfect way to fill your 60 GB iPod with an incredible array of of music from thousands of Internet Radio stations around the world,” explained Paul Griffin, President, Griffin Technology. “iPod users have needed a way to sample a wide variety of music and programming. iFill ‘fills’ this need and also makes it a snap to purchase the music they like.”

Under development for some time, iFill is capable of recording multiple radio stations at once, automatically splitting each broadcast into tagged MP3 or AAC format songs. As its name suggests, it will continue to record until your iPod is filled with as much new music as you desire. iFill includes an easy-to-use interface that is independent from iTunes, yet incorporates all of its key features - including one surprise.

Concerned about the potential for music piracy, Griffin has incorporated music industry-friendly safeguards. iFill will not operate without an iPod attached to your computer, and will save songs only to the iPod, not your computer. Additionally, after automatically identifying a song’s artist and title, iFill’s “Songs on iPod” list will include a direct iTunes Music Store link (“little round arrows in the list view”) so that you can easily purchase a full, clean version to replace the imperfect one recorded from radio.

Currently available as a one-week demo for Mac OSX 10.3 and 10.4 users only, iFill will be released for Macs in July. A version is also under development for Windows PCs, and is planned for release in August.

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Comments

41

i like it but you can’t ‘purchase ifill’ because you end up with an error message.

Great, they don’t want you to buy it!

Posted by barry on June 25, 2005 at 10:40 AM (CDT)

42

I too have had BOTH the corrupted iPod and the track skipping problem. My iPP was skipping thru tracks. I tried selecting “clear iFill songs” but this didnt work. I then selected all the ifill songs in the ifill song wndow and deleted them. Then when I tried to start recording agin, iTunes gave me the “unrecognized, please restore” message.

Yes, the interface is great. Much better than Audio Hijack Pro and easier to use. GT: keep working on it. When “it’s ready” I’ll be waiting with a credit card.

Posted by lee on June 25, 2005 at 7:08 PM (CDT)

43

The latest version (which will be out soon) fixes the problems most people have with iFill:

1) songs don’t work on an iPod photo/color

2) corruption occurs if you delete songs from within iFill

It will also appear on the griffin site and you will be able to purchase it.

Posted by Andreas Pardeike on July 12, 2005 at 4:10 AM (CDT)

44

Still think RadioTime.com is best Tivo for Radio (great Mac client as well), including streaming radio on the market although I do think interface here is better than RadioShark

Posted by Dustin Hawley on November 17, 2005 at 5:12 AM (CST)

45

I too am having a problem with songs getting cut off.  Every song gets chopped at 1:23.

Unfortunately, talk radio (like Stern) doesn’t seem to get recorded at all; just buffered.

Anyone else have these problems?

Posted by Joe Antol on November 18, 2005 at 9:45 PM (CST)

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