That is why I have a DAW. You can record from any source except HDMI. You can record any stream, directly off the Net, plus anything analog, SPDIF or ADAT. I record off the NET live streamed concerts all the time. It is easier than the old reel to reel or cassette. Just a few clicks and you are off to the races. I have a huge digital library of good programming I have archived. Any of these can then be mastered to CD, which I do and give to friends now and again. If a good concert comes up, then I can record it just like the old days. If it is not convenient to listen when broadcast, then I can record it and listen to it later. I do that all the time. There has never been a time I could not grab a radio broadcast or stream once they became available.\n\nI also have a program now that will record an AV stream off the air. I don't use it a lot, as when you add video you need a lot more hard drive space.\n..\nIn case you have not heard me saw it before: - I love my DAW, like I loved the one before. I have 16 years experience of doing this now.\nI have no experience with a DAW; but, I see the convenience of it for producing high quality playlists. Now that I have an OPPO 205 I'm going to try to use the usb input to deliver IEC 958 output to my DAT Recorder. This will be much more convenient for me than the process of usb to optical S\/PDIF to IEC 958 which I am currently using to get computer audio streams to DAT or Recordable CD.