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SDP Multimedia - download multimedia streams

Website - Freeware

reviewed by ClifNotes, Jan 2006



Notes from Clif

Curt @ alt.comp.freeware asked this question in the group.

I currently use SDP to download ASF streams of a radio show I listen to. Is there any program that will grab the ASF and convert it to MP3 on-the-fly so I can listen to it on my MP3 player? Currently, I have to convert it to WAV with dbPowerAmp and then to MP3 with CDex. Speaking of which, why can't dBpowerAmp use LAME for MP3 conversion so they don't need to charge for the license?


I wrote back: I don't know much about ripping ASF streams. Sounds cool. What is this SDP software you are using? I can help you with your dBpowerAmp problem. Uninstall the version you have now and re-install this older version with no limits on the MP3 conversion.


Curt never did really answer my question, so I went to the website and checked it out. I don't have any ASF streams I want to rip, so I didn't try it out. It sure looks cool and the software is safe to use.




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Who and what is SDP ?

SDP or the Streaming Download Project is a small dedicated team of independent software coders. We are a nonprofit team with only one goal - understanding (and documenting) MMS fully. Our resulting implementation of our MMS document has lead to the development of a MMS streaming receiver for windows media streaming. So now, not only can you view the streaming media in preview mode, SDP receiver downloads (or copies) the stream to your hard disk. This cannot be achieved with a standard Windows Media player.

We believe our project to be the only one of its kind in the world (or at least the first of many!) with other MMS developers using our findings as a basis for their own code implementations. Of that we are proud and glad to be of service. We are always open to comments and feedback and of course your own findings and information on MMS are welcome.