|Recording XM Radio with Replay Radio|
Please note: With the release of Replay A/V 8, Replay Radio is no longer offered. Replay A/V does everything that Replay Radio does, plus it includes a superior recording technology, and can record streaming video clips as well.
We will continue to support Replay Radio, and existing customers will be able to use Replay Radio as they always have.
If you're interested in recording radio shows, Replay A/V is the best solution in the world.
With the popularity of XM Radio, the Replay Radio team has been working on making it easy to record your favorite XM shows and stations. As more people use devices like TiVo DVRs to record and time-shift television, the promise of being able to do this with radio becomes very attractive as well. Replay Radio has long been the most popular recorder for online radio, and now it can also record XM broadcasts, too.
There are two ways to record XM broadcasts: You can use Replay Radio to record from the XM Online service, or directly from the satellite feed using an XM Direct™ Tuner and a special adapter cable from Hybrid Mobile.
Recording from XM Online
With a subscription to XM Online and Replay Radio, you can record any programming broadcast over the Web. Subscriptions to XM Online are free if you already have XM service.
The available channels might be slightly different than what's available on your XM Satellite radio, but they usually match closely. Also, the quality of streamed music is 64 Kbps, which may not be nearly as good as what you can get by recording the XM Satellite signal.
When you sign up for XM Online, you'll choose a username and a password. You'll need these to use Replay Radio to record.
Here's how to record from XM Online:
Replay Radio is able to control XM hardware. You can schedule recordings for any XM station, and have your Replay Radio record them from your PC.
XM used to sell a device called the XM PCR, but has discontinued it. This connected to your PC, and could play XM stations on your PC and use your PC as a tuner. You may be able to find one on eBay.
If you don't have an XM PCR, you can still record from the satellite signal. Here's what you need:
Getting Set up to Record
Once you have all the necessary hardware, here's how to hook it all up:
Next, open Replay Radio, click Settings, and choose the XM Hardware tab. You'll see this screen:
First of all, make sure Replay Radio can find your XM Tuner. Click Check XM Hardware Interface. After a few seconds, a message will appear with the ID for your XM tuner.
Activating Your XM Tuner
Next, you'll want to activate your Tuner. You can call XM to initiate your subscription (1-800-XMRADIO), or do it online from http://www.xmradio.com/activation/. During the activation process, you'll be asked to tune to channel 1. You can do this from Replay Radio as follows:
Once your XM Tuner has been activated, you should be able to listen to various channels using the Tune to Channel (Test) button.
Recording XM Stations
You're now ready to use Replay Radio to record XM Stations. Here's how to set up a scheduled recording:
Congratulations! You've just scheduled your first recording.
As you can see, with the right setup, Replay Radio makes it easy to record and time-shift your favorite XM shows and stations.
Technologies is not affiliated with XM Satellite Radio Inc. The
end user is fully responsible for ensuring that their use of
Satellite Radio Tuner Interface Cable does not violate any XM
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