A blog by Jonas Finnemann Jensen

January 12, 2008
Release of TheLastRipper 1.3.0 for Windows
Filed under: English,TheLastRipper by jonasfj at 9:35 pm

Development on TheLastRipper have been stalled for a while, but thanks to Andreas’ work we’re now able to release TheLastRipper 1.3.0 for Windows. It features:

  • New GUI station selection improvements.
  • Using the new protocol version 1.2 (Skip now works!).
  • Additional management features like skip songs already recorded.
  • A few other minor details…

This release is largely created by Andreas, since I haven’t really had time for it. Which is also why it’s not ported to Linux yet, though the executables with Windows.Forms GUI runs fine under Mono/Linux, we’d like a GTK# GUI because it’s much prettier. I hope I’ll find time to do a Linux port soon…

Now some might be wondering why it’s called version 1.3.0 and not 1.2.0 – well, what can I say: It’s a “known issue” 🙂 I think I accidentally incremented it one too much, and since we can’t really delete downloads from GoogleCode it’s going to be version 1.3.0 instead. It would also look weird to have a version 1.2 featured and a version 1.3 deprecated.

Anyway I don’t think the version number thing is so bad either, I think I previously stated that there wouldn’t come a version 1.2.0, because I was going to rewrite the codebase. Because a rewrite would be needed to make a clean, easy portable and extendable backend implementation of the protocol version 1.2. I started development of such a clean backend, but it’s still stuck in development, since I don’t have time for it at the moment.


  1. I hope you’ll find some time to port version 1.3.0 to linux/ubuntu. I’m waiting for it! 🙂

    Comment by Pete — January 14, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

  2. Hi!
    There is a bug, i don’t know… every 5-15 minutes i get an error…
    It’s since 1.3.0

    Comment by Pascal — January 14, 2008 @ 10:34 pm

  3. I Copied the error-Window on a screenshot
    I hope you can fix it =)
    Good project 😉


    Comment by Pascal — January 14, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

  4. Could you report it please, Jonas?
    I don’t have a Google-Account…
    Thank you…

    Comment by Pascal — January 15, 2008 @ 1:49 am

  5. I get an error too once in a while… But I think it’s because my internet connection is unstable at the moment. Or maybe because I was running the windows version under Linux/Mono 🙂
    I know that Andreas have done some extensive testing with this version. It’s been under development for a long time and he’s been using the development version all the time. So I’d be supprised if there’s any serious bugs, but you never know…

    If you find any bugs please report them in our issue tracker:
    (You’ll need to signin with your gmail account or other google account).

    Comment by Jonas Finnemann Jensen — January 14, 2008 @ 10:39 pm

  6. Thanks for TheLastRipper 1.3.0!

    I tried to exclude artists with a simple txt-file (“Advanced”, “Exclude file”) containing different artists names, each on a seperate line, but unfortunately it does not seem to work:

    I played similar artists like “police”, my txt-file contained 2 lines with “the+police” and “police”, but TheLastRipper recorded a song by The Police anyway.

    So, how do I exclude artists with a exclude file?

    Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Stefan — January 18, 2008 @ 3:22 am

  7. When the album name or artist name contains certain characters, then TheLastRipper won’t record them, because the OS does not allow these characters.
    For windows following things are not allowed in folder names / ? : ? ” * and a dot at the end of a folder name. Could TheLastRipper ignore these characters and save files/folders without them?

    Comment by steve — January 18, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

  8. I think the artists in the exclude list should be spelled exactly like they are in the ID3v2 tags… Try “Police”, “police”, “The Police”, “the Police” etc… I think the list is case sensitive…

    Comment by Jonas Finnemann Jensen — January 18, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

  9. Have a look at this issue in our issue tracker:
    (I think that bug ought to be fixed, otherwise file a new bugreport or comment issue 76).

    Comment by Jonas Finnemann Jensen — January 18, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

  10. What would be nice is the opposite..
    Skipping every track except the ones in the list..

    Comment by Joe — March 12, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

  11. This program is amazing. Thanks!!!!

    Comment by Luciano — March 27, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

  12. Hi,
    first let me thank you for your job you did with “the last ripper” – great!
    I have used it the last weeks and was very happy with it.
    since yesterday it does not work anymore ???
    I tried it many times. I can login as usual and everything looks as always, but it does not start recording. I even do not see any titles anymore:
    Any idea???

    Comment by lounger — April 3, 2008 @ 9:05 am

  13. I saw the legal section in the website.

    Acording to the lawyer David Bravo (and many others) in Spain downloading contents is as legal as recording from the radio if it’s for private use and without the intention of earning money with it, so I understand that LastRipper would be 100% legal.

    But I’m not a lawyer, his email is in his blog (end of left column, arroba means @):

    David Bravo is author of a book about Copyright “Copia este libro” (Copy this book):

    I have nothing to do with him, I just read his blog sometimes.

    Comment by About Law — April 18, 2008 @ 5:59 am

  14. When will the source code to this release available on the project page?

    Comment by Dan — June 4, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

  15. The source is available from SVN:

    I don’t think there’s any reason to make a sourcecode release for windows…

    You can find repository information here:

    Comment by Jonas Finnemann Jensen — June 4, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

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