Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Giveaway of the Day Review - Internet RadioFan


Internet RadioFan claims to gather 1715 radio stations and 391 television stations into one single program. While Windows XP and Vista wasn't on the list of OS supported, it ran perfectly on my Windows XP machine and according to Justin C, also on Vista.

Installation

Just install the program and paste in the registration key provided.

Ease of Use



Internet RadioFan has a very simple and clear layout. The lack of a help file didn't trouble me much. Select a country from the left, and a radio/TV station on the right to start streaming. Buttons at the bottom let you set up to 15 bookmarks each for radio and TV stations. They are numbered 1 to 15 though, you need to mouseover them to see the name of the station - you can't set custom labels.

Features/ Performance

Internet RadioFan uses Windows Media Player to play radio and video streams. I didn't really expect to find stations for my homeland Singapore, but Internet RadioFan did list a few of them. I was looking for a feature to update the list of radio stations online, but there was none.

Don't expect crystal-clear quality though, a few of the stations I tested averaged 64kbps. No fault of Internet RadioFan though, as its aim is to consolidate these online radio streams into one easy-to-use interface.

Do note that the program doesn't let you record what you're hearing or watching.



Summary

Internet RadioFan gathers a list of radio/TV stations and allows you to easily listen/watch them from one simple interface. 

Rating: 4/5

Giveawayoftheday.com

Alternatives

I have to admit that I'm not into internet radio stations, so I don't know any similar programs. You can check out RadioBeta, an online service which is also easy to use.


2 comments:

Ashraf said...

Appitizer,

Can you contact me? I would like to discuss something with you. I didn't find a contact link here so I am posting a comment.

Thanks,
Ashraf

Tom said...

A day late and a dollar short - story of my life. I suppose it's futile to ask for a copy of the key GOTD supplied?

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