Griffin debuts iFill application: records thousands of free radio stations directly to iPod

Griffin Technology has announced their iFill application. iFill records mp3 files from thousands of free radio stations directly to your iPod. You can choose several stations at once and select from many different genres. And since iFill goes directly to your iPod, it won’t clutter up your hard drive with extra files. iFill can record several stations at once and fill your iPod in a fraction of the time.

With iFill, you can go to bed while charging your iPod, and wake up to an iPod full of new music, ready to go jogging with you, and without having to search through your record collection, browse the iTunes Store, or rip any CDs.

iFill is available for immediate download for US$19.99 and a temporary license key valid for a full week is available for those who wish to try out the application before buying.

iFill requires Mac OS X 10.3 / 10.4 or Windows XP SP2, an Internet connection, and an Apple iPod, iPod nano, iPod mini, or iPod shuffle.

More info and download link here.


  1. Whoa! Read this little tidbit, under “iFill Features”:

    “Fair Play — iFill does not support stealing music!”

    No further information is given. Am I to assume that iFill uses iTunes’ FairPlay DRM?

    I may be reading too much into this, as there’s a bit near the bottom urging users to be good guys and not redistribute the music, which wouldn’t be necessary if they were using DRM…

  2. No, no no no no nonononono….

    It doesn’t use FairPlay DRM and you can definitely split MP3 broadcast music into separate audio clips. When the song title changes, you get a new file. If the station does fades between songs, the transitions are a little rough. The file data rate is whatever the station is broadcasting, so choose wisely.

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