Increase recording time with sound recorder

Micro-star international / Ms-7104
May 16, 2010 at 21:21:08
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 256MHz
How do I increase the recording time with sound recorder please



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#1
May 16, 2010 at 23:07:55
You can't... you will need to install a third party programme. Try here:

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=s...


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#2
May 17, 2010 at 00:57:47
Yes, you can.

Record a 60 second file, without any sound input. Save as "blank1.wav", then repeat, saving as "blank2.wav". Go to edit > Insert File, and select blank1.wav. You'll now see the length is 120 seconds. You can repeat this as many times as needed to get the length you need (saving each time). When you are happy with the length, use this as a template for your recording.

A quicker way is to use a copy of a wav file (of appropriate length) and record over it. You may need to change the format (in the save as window) to PCM.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#3
May 17, 2010 at 16:50:40
Now there you go... I learn something new every day. Thanks for that!

Regards.


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#4
May 17, 2010 at 18:19:53
You and me both. I tested it and yes it appears to be true though I have no mic in my setup.

Though I sure would shortcut to over recording to the large wav file instead of creating my own a minute squared at a time.


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#5
May 17, 2010 at 22:37:24
I tried this in Windows 7 and it records way beyond 2 minutes and it saves it as a .wma file (I think that's right) but there is no way to recall the file after saving it as a template. It re-opens in Windows Media Player as an audio file.

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#6
May 17, 2010 at 23:38:25
I don't use Windows 7, and had assumed the O.P. was using XP, as this is the XP forum.

In XP's version of the Sound Recorder, there is an "Open" menu item, under "File".

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#7
May 18, 2010 at 06:43:49
There is a freeware app called Audacity , its much better then sound recorder with many other usefulll options ,if interested take a look at it here >http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Ever siunce I installed it I have never uased sound recorder again !
Good Luck Nick

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#8
May 20, 2010 at 18:16:49
I'm so sorry for no coming back before this, family emergency happened. Thank you all very very much. I have followed your advice, and can now record. I can do it both ways now either with saving each 60 secs as a file then repeating and with audacity. Thank you again for helping me. Now if I could record my face as well it would be great but I asume I would need something else to do that.
Regards,
joanie.

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#9
May 20, 2010 at 19:06:42
You could use a webcam, and capture software to record video of your face. Most capture software will handle both video and audio, so all you need is the cam and the software. Virtualdub should satisfy the software side of things (search for it on Google, it's freeware). The quality of your video will depend on the webcam you choose.

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#10
May 20, 2010 at 20:06:13
Thank you once again. My laptop has a web cam, at least I think it is as I can see myself moving when I turn it on. I want to record something for my sons to keep, at least I'm thinking about it. I will search for Virtualdub and see how I go with that.
Much appreciated.
Joanie.

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#11
January 11, 2011 at 09:35:32
If you are a minimalist this freebie records just fine:
http://www.fridgesoft.de/harddiskog...

We all live on a ball.


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