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Recording audio sound

How can I record audio sound through my microphone to CD? I found "sound record" in my accessories but it will only let me record 60 seconds of audio. I need to record and save at least 30 minutes of dialog. Do I need to buy software? I have Microsoft Me. Are there any programs already installed that allows me to do this? Can anyone help?

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Recording audio sound

What CD burning software do you have?? Some will have a sound recorder included. John

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Recording 30 minutes will require a program.

Such a program probably did not come with Win ME.

You can probably find free programs if you search the internet. In fact, someone on this board may give you a name.

Programs like this are also sometimes included with CD/DVD writers. I'm pretty sure Roxio and Nero have such programs as part of their suites (less than $100).

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Recording audio sound

I have Adaptec DirectCD/Adaptec Easy CD 4. If I need additional software, do you know of any I can download off-line for free since quality is not a huge issue in my case.

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free sound recorder

Audacity is a free open source sound recorder/editor available on Cnet's download.com site (use search tool). It is very capable. One problem with half hour of recording: the file will be huge in the order of hundreds of megabytes. You can export them as MP3 files (one tenth the size) if you install a MP3 codec (free, they tell you how).

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