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recording audio on laptop

by don8201 / February 27, 2006 7:39 AM PST

Is there a software I can install on my IBM laptop to record voice through the microphone input of the laptop?

Preferably .wav or mp3 format.

thanks

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Jim, Just One Of Many
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 27, 2006 8:58 AM PST
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Windows comes with Sound Recorder
by bbcamp2 / February 28, 2006 12:49 AM PST

You already have this. Creates .wav files.

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Voice recording
by NJ54 / September 29, 2007 10:00 PM PDT

Hi
I read this post with great interest. I would like to record onto my laptop and convert the files to be copied on CD and iPod. I am runnning Windows Xp Media Edition with Service Pack 2. How do I find this Sound Recorder?

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Re: sound recorder
by Kees Bakker / September 30, 2007 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Voice recording

With me (and I don't think I changed it from the default) it's a shortcut in Start>All programs>Desktop Accessories>Entermainment, called Sound Recorder.
If you can't find it, try Start>Run and type sndrec32 in the box. Or make a shortcut to c:\windows\system32\sndrec32.exe and put it somewhere to your liking.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Sound recorder
by NJ54 / September 30, 2007 5:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: sound recorder

Thanks Kees
I will try it out and see how I go!

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AUDACITY (google.com)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2006 12:56 AM PST

And the next problem you will face is that most laptop microphones pickup keyboard and hard drive sound. Simple to solve with a trip to stores like radio shack or other.

Bob

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