Ripping streaming audio



i know there was another thread about this.
ripping streaming audio from programs such as real rhapsody and the like.
someone mentioned TotalRecorder
and someone also mentioned that after about 60 your audio is basically screwed unless you’ve got a bought and paid for verison of the recorder

so my point…does anyone know of any other such programs for recording streaming audio that are obtainable for free or under $10? wishful thinking, i know, but it couldnt hurt to ask…