This may be of help to someone.
Here's a quick tut to download internet radio, which is free and legal. Well, if you consider recording regular radio legal.
1)Get an account on pandora.com or any other internet radio site. Pandora is my favorite, as it recommends music for you, and you can now get other peoples stations as well, so I can get a nice well made blind-guardian based station without any work! =D
2)Download OPD2D, which basically just records whatever sound your computer is exporting at the time, and install like any other program.
3)You'll want .mp3 support, since otherwise the recordings will be HUUUGEEE. Download this file (for windows pentium based computers, otherwise head to the main page and grab the right one for you).
---------------->p4 based .dll
(get the .dll of whatever you need)
4)Extract the .zip, then copy and paste the .dll file into the same folder that opd2d is installed in (Something like C:\Program files\opd2d)
5)Open up opd2d, and set it up how you like. The preferred sound recording device is your soundcard. I like to just set the limit at 9999999999 megabytes, and start and stop how I like. Make sure to hit the "..." next to where you select the limit, and make the check at .mp3. Bit rate at 192 is fine.
6)Now you could record now, but some may have problems with it recording your microphone instead of your output. Go to volume control (sndvol32.exe in the run box) and go to:
---------------->Options:Properties:Adjust Volume for recording
:Check stero mixer
7)Make sure the "select" checkbox is selected for stereo mixer (NOT MICROPHONE), and set the volume slider somewhere around the middle.
8)You are now ready to record. Just hit the start button in opD2D and it will record whatever sound your computer is outputting. Mind you, this will also include game sounds, AIM logon noises, the works. So when you record make sure that ONLY the radio station is playing. Also, remember to write down the names and artists of the songs you are recording, unless you have a really good memory!
9)Once you are done recording hit stop, and everything you have recorded will be saved to where you selected.
10)Now you have recorded whatever music you want, you have to separate everything from each other. Now you could always record individual songs and then not do any editing, but downloading all at once is faster once you get to know audacity. For now, download audacity, and I'll post a tut in a little bit on how to seperate everything from eachother.
Separating with Audacity
Before you do anything, make sure to download lame_enc.dll for .mp3 support in Audacity.
---------------->Uploaded to this page.
Once you have lame.dll saved somewhere, open Audacity and go to File:Preferences:File Formats:Find Library. Just select the lame_enc.dll file for audacity. You will only have to do this once.
1)Once you have Audacity, go ahead and open it.
2)Open the file where everything is recorded
3)Once the file is loaded, you will see it displayed as a Stero Track in Audacity. What you want to do is cut out the individual songs from eachother in the mishmash of music.
4)Zoom in on where the first song ends (it will be a dip in the blue graphic stuff. . .the higher the blue the louded the recording) and then click there, this is where your first song will end.
---------------->Edit:Select:Start to Cursor
>>Then hit cntl + x, or go to edit:cut. This will cut out the whole song.
---------------->Project:New Stereo Track
>>This will open up a blank stereo track in your audacity project. Click into this track and hit the |<< button to get to the beginning. Now just hit cntl + v, or edit:paste to paste in the song.
7)On the left side of the screen, hit the little drop down arrow box, where it says "New Stereo Track". Hit name, and then enter the name of the song.
8)Repeat 4-7 for each song you have.
9)Now that each song is in its own track, all you have to do is export them!
>>Make sure you have .mp3 selected for your export. Name files with "Label/Track Name." Now just let Audacity export them all, and you're done!
Tutorial for using opd2d and audacity to record and seperate. Enjoy!