When you start Jaksta Radio Recorder for the first time you will be presented with a Welcome screen.
This screen lets you select a user interface to use - Beginners, List View and Adavanced. If you havnt used Jaksta Radio Recorder before then use the beginners interface. Once you know your way around you can the customise the interface how you would like.
The welcome screen also contains links to this guide, the Demonstration Videos page which provides instructional videos and also to the tutorials.
You can choose whether to display the welcome screen at startup or not by checking or unchecking the "Show at start" checkbox in the bottom right corner of the screen.
The tutorial screen provides a graphical overview of how to perform most tasks.
You can choose whether to display the tutorial screen at startup or not by checking or unchecking the "Show at start" checkbox in the bottom right corner of the screen.
You can open the tutorial screen at anytime via the Help > Tutorials menu.
When you start for the application for the first time, the default module is the Library.
The Library displays all audio that you have downloaded or recorded. Subsequent starts will default to the last module you were in when you exited the program.
From the library you can select the type of recording (Internet or Audio) you would like to do using the drop downlist. When you change the recording type the toolbar icons will adjust for that recording type. If you have selected to display a modules tab then these controls also appear on that tab.
The Library has two types of views. A list view and a thumbnail view. To change views select the one you want from the toolbar.Thumbnail View
The thumbnail view displays an icon for each download or recording. The icon will be taken from an image lookup from the internet. You can change the image on the Properties form.
The context menu button in the top right corner of each thumbnail displays action menu items that apply to that item. This menu can also be displayed by right clicking the item.
Double clicking an item will play it. If there is a progress bar across the item, double clicking the progress bar will display the Properties dialog.
Renaming an item is similar to renaming a file in Windows Explorer: To rename an item, click the name. Use the Escape key to cancel or Return key to confirm.List View
The list view displays a row for each item with columns containing the date, name and status of the item. It also displays an icon indicating the status.
To display the context menu for an item(s) select the item(s) and right click. Alternatively select the Library menu.
There is a virtual folder for each module that contains downloads and recordings for that particular module.
You can create your own folders via Library > Folders > New Folder menu item.
Each module also has a default output folder and you can change this using the toolbar icon on the appropriate module.
You can drag both thumbnail and list view items to folders you create.
You can show or hide the folders via Library > Folders > Show folders menu item. You can show/hide individual default folders under this menu as well.
You can import items into your library by drag and dropping them from Windows Explorer. When viewing a folder you have created you can import all media in that folder by Library > Folders > Synchronize.Settings
The Library > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Library tab. You can change the following settings:
To reset to the default settings. Click the Defaults button.
Conversions are preformed by the excellent open source product ffmpeg that is distributed with all our products.
The Library module contains a drop down list of preset conversion settings in the toolbar. Selecting a preset from this drop down means that any download, recording or conversion started after the preset is changed will be converted to that format.
Preset conversion settings are sorted by Device type, Manufacture and Format, so finding one right for you is very easy.
If you dont wish for a conversion to occur, select Dont Convert
By default converted items are created in the Media folder. You can change the output folder using the Output Folder menu item to select a new folder.
To automatically import recorded, downloaded and converted media into iTunes, select an iTunes supported conversion settings and check the Import into iTunes item at the bottom of this menu.
You have full control over the preset conversion settings and can create, delete and modify them. However as new devices and formats are released we update preset conversion settings on our servers and these are automatically downloaded when you start the application.
To create, delete or edit existing preset conversion settings select the Configure menu item from the drop down to display the Conversion Settings dialog.
For more information on the conversion settings options please refer to the FFMPEG help: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html.
The Library > Convert menu will allow you to select one or more media files from your file system to convert. These files can be out side of your library and will be imported if required.Tools: Fix FLV
The Library > Fix FLV menu will allow you to select one or more FLV files from your file system to fix. For more information on fixing FLV files please refer to Fix FLV in the Internet section of this guide.Tools: Meta Data/Tags
The Library > Meta Data/Tags menu will allow you to select one or more media files from your file system so you can change the ID3 tags. Double click a tag to change the value.
On each items menu is Properties item that when clicked displays the Properties dialog
Jaksta Radio Recorder is a guide based recorder and downloader. Use the extensive builtin guides to find, listen to and download and record radio and podcasts.
We are adding new guides all the time so be sure to always use the lastest version.
When you open a guide you may be prompted for the best method to download or record from that guide. If you are not prompted then the guide will allow you to directly download and schedule from within it.
Some guides provide the ability to download and schedule directly from within the guide itself. Others require Internet monitoring or audio recording to be switched on to capture media as it plays in the guide. Where Internet monitoring is required to capture, you will prompted to switch it on when the guide is open and it will be switched off when the guide is closed.
Setting the output folder
At any time you can change the default output folder that recordings and downloads will be saved in by clicking in the toolbar.Settings
The Internet > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Internet tab. You can change the following settings:
Some sites that stream RTMP will also try and secure it with a technology called SWF Verification. It is illegal for our products to respond to SWF Verification requests so we ignore them. This will cause the server connection to then drop after a period of time. The following settings allow you to control how these secure streams are handled.
Live streams such as webcams sometimes send incorrect timestamps. This means the file created for the download plays back incorrectly. The following settings allow you to control how these are fixed.
The RTMP protocol allows us to request the amount of data the server should send in each chunk. Requesting a large chunk means that in many instances the download will happen much faster than the playback speed. The following settings allow you to control how this Super Download feature works.
Please see the FAQ Why are stations being recorded/downloaded with strange file names? for more information.
Naming rules applied when a stream is detected
Naming rules applied when a stream has completed downloading
Audio recording is a great way to capture copy protected radio.
Radio Recorder's audio recording is unique in that it records audio directly from an application (like a browser) and does NOT mix the sound from different applications together.
This means that if you are recording from a station and someone rings you on Skype your conversation will NOT be mixed in with your radio recordings!
Start recording by clicking the Start button in the toolbar. The Audio module will glow blue whist recording.
If you are recording alot then you may wish to use the Small Interface by clicking in the toolbar. The Main Interface will disappear and the Small Interface will appear in the top right hand corner of your screen and allow you to stop and start recording as well as return to the Main Interface by clicking
Setting the output folder
At any time you can change the default output folder that recordings will be saved in by clicking in the toolbar.Settings
The Audio > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Audio tab. You can change the following settings:
On the Audio Capture tab you can add and remove executables that audio will be captured from. If its not in this list the audio will not be captured from it.
The application contains a sophisticated scheduler which allows you to schedule regular and unattended downloads and/or recordings
The scheduler takes into consideration the timezone of the source and also handles changes in daylight savings between the source and you. This is particularly import for regular radio recordings.
The application does not need to be running when a download or recording is scheduled. It will automatically start.
You can configure a scheduled download or recording as follows:
We recommend that where possible always use the Schedule menu from within a Guide. This will ensure times and timezones are set correctly for the source.
You can export your schedules to a file and move them to Jaksta Radio Recorder running on another machine. Use the Export/Import menu items under the
Schedule Tasks are infact Windows Task Scheduler Tasks. You can edit any features that the Windows Task Scheduler supports through the Windows Task Scheduler itself.
Please refer to the Conversions section in the Library section of this guide