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Take Control of Audio Hijack by Kirk McElhearn

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Introduction

I’ve been using Audio Hijack for so long, I can’t remember when I first bought it from Rogue Amoeba. The app has been around since 2002—for many years under the moniker Audio Hijack Pro—and has evolved as OS X’s capability to play and stream audio has changed. I bought the app to record streaming audio, such as concerts or radio shows, captured from the once-essential RealPlayer. This was before podcasts became common and before radio stations offered Web streams.

I also remember using it to digitize cassette tapes, connecting my tape deck to my Mac with a Griffin iMic, a nifty device that served as an interface between a 1/8-inch audio jack and a USB port. I’ve used it since then to capture audio from DVDs, record interviews on ...

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