August 2006, PC Magazin: Quotes and excerpts from the article:

"Today’s musical landscape has become one medium richer thanks to flat rate DSL: Internet radio. Numerous tools called “radio rippers” now promise to heap masses of top hits onto your hard drive as a legal alternative to music exchanges. We took a look at how this works in reality to see if radio rippers are worth your money ... Thanks to flat rate DSL, it has been quite some time since users had to worry about online connection time and data transfer volume. Anyone who has tuned in to Internet radio will have noticed that the latest Top 40 music is being played there ...

No-cost ripping

Recording MP3 radio has already been possible for more than five years. All you need is the Winamp multimedia player and the StreamRipper plug-ins. Simply play a Shoutcast broadcast with Winamp, and you’re able to record any song with a mouse click. The resulting songs are automatically cut from one another wherever a change in the MP3 tags sent with the audio stream is detected. Unfortunately these markers are not especially reliable. To compensate, StreamRipper can additionally analyze the incoming audio material using pre-defined parameters. But if you want it perfect, there’s no escaping a bit of manual editing ...

Commercial offerings on the horizon

Commercial software companies naturally want their fair share of the revenue generated by Internet radio’s increasing success. Many have released music rippers that automatically record thousands of songs from Internet radio stations. Some even offer the ability to record from multiple stations in parallel ...

Comment from Joerg Knitter, Editor at PC Magazin

... Radiotracker 2 Platinum's ability to automatically download album cover artwork and lyrics for each song make it a notable entry among standard ripping solutions. Its selective ripping concept is also quite clever."