We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Audio and music software Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 review

£19 inc VAT

Manufacturer: RapidSolution Software AG

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Radiotracker retrieves tracks from internet radio stations and downloads them as MP3 files.

Avanquest Software's Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 software legally retrieves your favourite music from internet radio stations and downloads the tracks in MP3 format direct to your hard drive.

We found Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 easy to use and within minutes of installing it, we had a folder full of MP3 files. The software searches a database of 15,000 internet radio stations, which you can narrow down by genre, before pressing Autorip to starts the process of sorting through the stations.

Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 then identifies the songs and rips them to MP3 files.

Users can create playlists in Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 and change the order of tracks within the list. They also have the ability to cut each individual file, change where it starts and ends and even add effects such as fading in or out. We were particularly impressed with the artwork box that displays the cover of the album the song comes from as well as the ID3 tag (which in our experience was very accurate although it can be easily altered if it's incorrect).

The files can be accessed through your My Music folder, by dragging-and-dropping them to you digital music player, or once you've burned a CD. You can also create a ringtone from the MP3 - Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 allows you to choose which part of the file you want as a ringtone, add effects such as fade in and out and even save it in one of three different formats: MP3, AMR or MMF.

Finally, Radiotracker Platinum 4.0's Taste in Music function tracks which files you play the most and then rips tracks from all 15,000 internet radio stations, to build a personalised playlist.

The Filter option ensures tracks you have already ripped will not be repeated in your library. Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 also allows you to specify which podcasts from the internet stations you would like to download.

Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 Expert Verdict »

1GHz processor
Windows XP/Vista
DSL internet connection
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Radiotracker Platinum 4.0 is great value for money software and will suit those looking for a huge range of cost-free music to play on any device.

  • Roxio RecordNow 9.0 Music Lab Premier

    Roxio RecordNow 9.0 Music Lab Premier

    For those looking to edit audio on a shoestring budget, Roxio's RecordNow 9.0 Music Lab Premier is a strong option.

  • Samsung NX200, WB750 and MV800 Preview

    Samsung NX200, WB750 and MV800 Preview

    The Samsung NX200 is a new compact interchangeable-lens model, the WB750 offers an 18X zoom lens, and the slim MV800 has a unique adjustable touchscreen.

  • Archos 704 WiFi portable media player

    Archos 704 WiFi portable media player

    You may think Apple is king of portable player innovation, but there’s a lot to be said for Archos, too. Back when Apple and Creative were coming up with chunky music and, later, music and video players, Archos was besting them both. Archos has long offered support for more formats, larger capacity players and often manages to undercut them on price, too.

  • LG KU990 Viewty review

    LG KU990 Viewty

    The LG KU990 Viewty is a 5Mp cameraphone that apes the iPhone on the front and a real digital camera from behind. And it has 3G connectivity.

  • Nokia N81 8GB mobile phone

    Nokia N81 8GB mobile phone

    The N81's fancy multimedia credentials, excellent connectivity options and well-designed search function will have you rushing out to buy one, but its tacky, plastic front slider, poor excuse for a camera and noticeable lack of a memory expansion slot could soon destroy your lust.

IDG UK Sites

What is Google Photos? How to back up and share all of your photos for free

IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Swatch launches a colourful smartwatch

IDG UK Sites

New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: TV streaming service delayed, hand gesture interface being...