Any AM/FM radio tuner cards?


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lemonade

My purpose is to record curtain radio programs that I like. So
are there any AM/FM radio tuner cards?
 
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beav AT wn DoT com DoT au

lemonade said:
My purpose is to record curtain radio programs that I like. So
are there any AM/FM radio tuner cards?
There are plenty of FM/TV tuner cards that can be recorded off, but to
do so would be to break copyright.

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Zilog Jones

Pen said:

That Winradio looks nice, but does it actually receive the commercial
FM band? Plus $500 is probably a bit too much for someone just looking
for a FM and medium-wave receiver - not something that receives ALL.

That other tuner card doesn't look very good - it appears that there's
no shielding on the card (unlike the Winradio which has *some*
shielding!), so I'll say interference from the rest of the PC will be
pretty terrible. You'd probably be better off just getting a
half-decent separate stereo FM/MW radio with a digital tuner with
presets (and possibly even a timer for recording) and connecting it to
the line-in of your sound card (while keeping it as far as possible
from the PC). Don't use a Walkman though - they use the headphone
wires for the FM antenna - and when you have that wire going straight
to your PC it won't sound nice...
 
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DevilsPGD

In message <<[email protected]>> "beav AT wn DoT com DoT au"
There are plenty of FM/TV tuner cards that can be recorded off, but to
do so would be to break copyright.

No. Check out "fair use", you can record radio and TV broadcasts for
personal use, the medium and method (VCR vs Computer) is not relevant.

However, you cannot typically distribute the recording, or exhibit it
publicly.

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with him for $1M. The woman is excited and she gives immediate
consent: "Of course I'll sleep with you!".
Then the man asks, "will you sleep with me for $5?". The woman
indignantly replies, "Of course not! What do you think I am?".
The man replies, "We've already established what you are; now
we're merely haggling over the price."
 
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beav AT wn DoT com DoT au

DevilsPGD said:
No. Check out "fair use", you can record radio and TV broadcasts for
personal use, the medium and method (VCR vs Computer) is not relevant.

However, you cannot typically distribute the recording, or exhibit it
publicly.
Fair use clause? Hmmm.... What country?

--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134
 
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DevilsPGD

In message <<[email protected]>> "beav AT wn DoT com DoT au"
Fair use clause? Hmmm.... What country?

Well, the original poster appeared to be in the USA. I am not.

However, my statement applies to just about any place that VCRs are
publicly available.

You do have VCRs "down under"?
 
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beav AT wn DoT com DoT au

DevilsPGD said:
Well, the original poster appeared to be in the USA. I am not.

However, my statement applies to just about any place that VCRs are
publicly available.

You do have VCRs "down under"?
VCR? What is this strange thing?
:p
Yes we have VCRs, Radio-Cassette decks with record functionality,
DVDRWs, and little green men from Mars. I don't remember any fair usage
clauses in our legal system, BUT I *do* remember that every morning the
TV stations used to roll copyright notices across the screen. Haven't
seen it for a while tho. Perhaps times have changed. (Unlikely with
our current Govt, but you never know...)

--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134
 
S

Stacey

beav AT wn DoT com DoT au said:
VCR? What is this strange thing?
:p
Yes we have VCRs, Radio-Cassette decks with record functionality,
DVDRWs, and little green men from Mars. I don't remember any fair usage
clauses in our legal system, BUT I *do* remember that every morning the
TV stations used to roll copyright notices across the screen. Haven't
seen it for a while tho. Perhaps times have changed. (Unlikely with
our current Govt, but you never know...)

Read the copyright, it's about redistributing it, not viewing or listening
to it yourself later.
 
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DevilsPGD

In message <<[email protected]>> "beav AT wn DoT com DoT au"
VCR? What is this strange thing?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that you're behind on
technology... Mostly being sarcastic.
:p
Yes we have VCRs, Radio-Cassette decks with record functionality,
DVDRWs, and little green men from Mars. I don't remember any fair usage
clauses in our legal system, BUT I *do* remember that every morning the
TV stations used to roll copyright notices across the screen. Haven't
seen it for a while tho. Perhaps times have changed. (Unlikely with
our current Govt, but you never know...)

Just checked with a friend of mine who lived there on and off over the
last little while, and he says that fair-use does exist (although
possibly not the same name, or exact wording)
 
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CBFalconer

beav said:
DevilsPGD wrote:
.... snip ...

Yes we have VCRs, Radio-Cassette decks with record functionality,
DVDRWs, and little green men from Mars. I don't remember any
fair usage clauses in our legal system, BUT I *do* remember that

You don't need it in your legal system, just adherence to the
international copyright agreement, which I believe is named after
Berne.
 
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