announced an update to their
utility, which allows you to record any audio stream on your Mac, on Thursday. Version 2.1 features a stronger hijacking method that’s less prone to breaking as well as a new contextual menu and duplicate button in the Presets List and several bug fixes.
With Audio Hijack, you can grab audio from any source, including Internet streams, DVDs, Flash, and more. It saves the recording as an AIFF file that you can import into a player like iTunes or burn to a CD. It features timers that allow you to preset recordings or even wake up an application at a certain hour, an Inspector window that allows you to simultaneously check out all four windows for a preset, and the ability to add an equalizer to any application that doesn’t have one.
If you’d prefer even more versatility, Rogue Amoeba also offers
Audio Hijack Pro, which features industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects, 15 custom DSPs, the ability to save your audio in AIFF, MP3, AAC, Real, or Windows Media formats, and more.
You can download a demo of either application from the Rogue Amoeba Web site. It will work as a demo, save for the static that is overlaid on your recording after 10 minutes, until you purchase a license. Audio Hijack is US$16 while Audio Hijack Pro is $30; users of the former get a $14 discount toward the purchase of the latter. Both work with Mac OS X v.10.1 through v.10.3.2 (Panther).