streamWriter v5.5.1.0 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • Added new category "Appearance" to settings.
  • Genre can now be written to tags of saved files.
  • Search parameters of the stream browser are saved now.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Updated libraries.

11 comments on streamWriter  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like '' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.


afh 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?


webfork 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.


freakazoid 2015-09-07 19:49

Had to use this recently to record a stream.

While that feature works fine, the hidden gem in streamWriter is actually as a web radio station recommendation finder. You can use the 'Title Search' tab to search for your favorite artist and streamWriter will list web radio stations that have played songs from that artist from as much as 160 days ago (furthest I've checked).

I've been playing around with this feature over the last day or so and I've found some great new stations because of this!

Combine this with Specular's suggestion of opening streams in an external player and you've got a gem.



Checker 2015-02-08 00:17

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2015-02-07 21:47

streamWriter has been released.


Specular 2015-01-13 03:00

Fantastic app. I've set streams to open in foobar2000 by setting the default double-click action to 'Listen to stream (external player)'. Just make sure .m3u files open in fb2k by default.

Two features I'd like to see from my brief time with it are:

- Open the recordings directory from the menu
- Advanced filename/tag date formatting (the current format is non-configurable)


robertcollier4 2013-07-23 23:09

Was unable to get this to record some streams. Worked with streamripper instead:


webfork 2012-11-22 17:56

Love this program -- my radio software of choice. This is a fantastic and very fast way to easily fill up your music device with new tunes. If you have little space on your drive or just poking around radio stations, you can disable the auto-record feature in the first settings window under "Default action on doubleclick on stream". Otherwise, when adding streams from the Browser tab, you have to manually stop their recording.


abc 2012-05-23 15:28

Opensource/freeware alternative to a market saturated by payware. kudos to the author for making this.


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