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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Robert Baer, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    I downloaded three different sound recorder software programs - all
    saying that they would record from "any" sound source.
    #1: Blaze Audio RipEditBurn 2 Trial
    a) extra PITA of registration code via e-mail just to *try*
    b) would not and could not accept any video media type
    c) after uninstall it wanted to call back home (more BS)
    #2: Media Audio Capture
    a) installs but will nor work: get message like "WMP.DLL or
    dependencies missing or not properly registered"
    b) getting WMP.DLL and installing in the correct directory did *not*
    fix that.
    c) one should not have to jump those hoops to get a program to work,
    and in this case it was a total waste of time.
    #3: 3D MP3 Sound Recorder
    a) would not record, would not play back, only "sensed" input lines.
    b) total piece of trash.

    Isn't there *anything* that !WORKS! as "advertised" ?????????????
  2. "Robert Baer" wrote ...
    Take a deep breath and start over again from the beginning.
    What exactly are you trying to do?
  3. CJT

    CJT Guest

    FWIW, I've used this successfully:

  4. "Total Recorder" seemed to work okay-dokey the one time I used it to
    capture streaming audio to MP3-- note it installs something in one of
    the usual registry location that runs at startup and keeps running,
    but you can easily delete that entry with regedit and it is not

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  5. It takes less time to register a DLL than it took you to type that
    sentence. lists six programs for AVI to WAV...

    VirtualdubMOD, River Past Video Cleaner, GoldWave,
    HeadAC3he, Virtualdub, Virtualdub-MPEG2
  6. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    I concur with that assessment. I bought a license for Total Recorder a
    couple years ago. It worked then, and it still works today. Updates are
    free. It will allow you to record from any installed audio source, plus
    audio streams (e.g., playing audio clips from the internet, mpg files,
    etc.). Don't recall how much it cost, but it was dirt cheap considering
    what it can do.
    Check it out at

    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in
    the address)

    Never take a laxative and a sleeping pill at the same time!!
  7. mw

    mw Guest

    Try audiograbber. It is freeware.

    I used it for this and it worked very well--> "You can even record your
    vinyl LP's or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav's or MP3's
    of them."

    I have found this to be true, as he says on the site: "Another great
    thing with this software is that it does not put a single file in your
    windows directories! No DLL's, OCX's, device drivers, spyware, adware or
    whatever else that messes up the computer. Not a single entry in the
    registry or win.ini. If you delete the Audiograbber directory it's all
    gone, that's it! "

    That is very rare these days, unfortunately.

  8. JimK

    JimK Guest
  9. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    They eXplicitly say they do what i need, rather than (like the
    others) lie and say "do it all" but do *not* mention video files at all.
    Furthermore,it is "small" enough that i can reliably download via POTS.
    This tells me that Google is not all that great..
  10. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Read the subject line.
  11. Fine. Stop using Google. It will leave extra bandwidth for
    the rest of us who apply a bit more discernment to the
    results and don't take everything we read literally.
  12. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Does "capture streaming audio" mean that it would get the audio from
    a playing AVI (or the like)?
    IE: i run "Total Recorder" and then run Windows Media Player and it
    will "record" the sound "only" - no blank preamble and no blank trailer
    (but if so, then it can edit that out)?
  13. Not enough detail.
    Are these NTSC? PAL?
    How long are they?
    How many of them do you need to convert?
    Do you have budget for this or is it a freebie home job?
    A decent suggestion requires the answer to these and
    several other questions.
    What does "sound" mean? WAV? MP3? AIFF?
    What are you going to do with the sound file?
    We can't read you mind at this distance.
  14. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    At least *they* do not lie and say they do it all.
    But it is clear that it will not handle video files.
  15. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    As i said, i downloaded the DLL and the program still bitched.
    FWIW, it appears that none of theprograms you mentioned have video
    file capability.
  16. That is a function of how you use the software.
    The application by itself doesn't know what "preamble"
    and "trailer". Only *you* know that.
    Probably. But can't answer for sure with such sketchy scenario.

    This is why it would be helpful for you to describe what you are
    trying to do. We can spend weeks asking and answering details
    like this.
  17. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Let me get this straight: "all *audio* sources" (emphasis added).
    That is the typical LIE that i have been dealing with.
    I have video type files; if it cannot open them, it is worthless to me.
  18. If you choose to ignore what it takes to register a DLL file
    (even after being explicitly advised to do so), we probably
    won't be of much help to you.
    Then you should notify VideoHelp that they (along with
    Google, apparently) are lying to people. Don't expect them
    to take you seriously.
  19. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    For my need, another usless program.
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