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      12-28-2005
Rob J wrote:
> I'm looking for shareware or freeware that enables me to make an
> unbounded recording, that has a simple user interface that is easy to
> configure and use for less-experienced people, and has few hidden
> options on a different screen.


My earlier reply seems to have gone awol (TBird does it again) so this
might be a dupe.

Look at StepVoice Recorder, it has a very simple interface, and will
record files direct to mp3, as large as you like, at a bitrate you preset.

An alternative that nobody else has mentioned is to just use scripts and
utilities. For years I was recording unattended at scheduled times,
using sox, lame and aumix. You just check to see if the apps (or
anything relevant) is running, set the levels in aumix, pipe the input
through sox to lame, and out to a file with an automatically generated
name. You could also use this technique with desktop icons to start and
stop recording, which makes the interface very simple.
 
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Rob J
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      12-28-2005
In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) says...
> Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
> @news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
>
> > We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
> > input, from a sound desk,
> >

>
> Audacity
> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
instead holding the data in memory.

Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
crashes.
 
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E. Scrooge
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      12-29-2005

"Rob J" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) z...
> In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
>> Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
>> @news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
>>
>> > We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
>> > input, from a sound desk,
>> >

>>
>> Audacity
>> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

>
> Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
> instead holding the data in memory.
>
> Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
> crashes.


I wouldn't worry about running any software or even using your PC at all if
it has a bad habbit of crashing all the time.
If it's that unreliable why keep using it?

E. Scrooge


 
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Murray Symon
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      12-29-2005
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:59:24 +1300, Rob J wrote:

> In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
>> Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
>> @news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
>>
>> > We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
>> > input, from a sound desk,
>> >
>> >

>> Audacity
>> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

>
> Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
> instead holding the data in memory.
>
> Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
> crashes.


I have just checked on my machine - Audacity (1.2.4) does create a series
of temp files in the designated temp directory (set in Preferences menu).

--
Murray.

 
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E. Scrooge
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      12-29-2005

"Murray Symon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news(E-Mail Removed) nzed...
> On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:59:24 +1300, Rob J wrote:
>
>> In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
>> (E-Mail Removed) says...
>>> Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
>>> @news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
>>>
>>> > We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
>>> > input, from a sound desk,
>>> >
>>> >
>>> Audacity
>>> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

>>
>> Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
>> instead holding the data in memory.
>>
>> Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
>> crashes.

>
> I have just checked on my machine - Audacity (1.2.4) does create a series
> of temp files in the designated temp directory (set in Preferences menu).
>
> --
> Murray.


Shhh! Shhh! He knows better, let him believe what he wants to.

I'm quite happy using it. As for someone else going on about using the line
in, it's a bit hard when recording live streaming off the Net. Which
Audacity is ideal for.

E. Scrooge


 
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Mark Robinson
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      12-29-2005
E. Scrooge wrote:
> "Murray Symon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:59:24 +1300, Rob J wrote:
>>>In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
>>>(E-Mail Removed) says...
>>>>Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
>>>>@news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
>>>>>We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
>>>>>input, from a sound desk,
>>>>Audacity
>>>>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
>>>Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
>>>instead holding the data in memory.
>>>Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
>>>crashes.

>>I have just checked on my machine - Audacity (1.2.4) does create a series
>>of temp files in the designated temp directory (set in Preferences menu).

>
> Shhh! Shhh! He knows better, let him believe what he wants to.
>
> I'm quite happy using it. As for someone else going on about using the line
> in, it's a bit hard when recording live streaming off the Net. Which
> Audacity is ideal for.


Audacity is less than ideal for recording a live stream as it'll recode the
sound even if it doesn't go through the analogue domain.

There are winamp plugins for you windows and other specific applications to
write streams direct to files.

Audacity does however provide a great solution where DRM stops you capturing a
stream.
 
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Rob J
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      12-29-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed) >,
(E-Mail Removed)d says...
> On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:59:24 +1300, Rob J wrote:
>
> > In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
> > (E-Mail Removed) says...
> >> Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
> >> @news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
> >>
> >> > We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
> >> > input, from a sound desk,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Audacity
> >> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

> >
> > Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
> > instead holding the data in memory.
> >
> > Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
> > crashes.

>
> I have just checked on my machine - Audacity (1.2.4) does create a series
> of temp files in the designated temp directory (set in Preferences menu).


Temp files that are removed as soon as the app quits.

So, very easy to lose your work if you accidentally quit without saving.

I have used Audacity and it has some nice features, but the difference
with a final file is that it's there no matter what.
 
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shannon
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      12-30-2005
Rob J wrote:
> In article <Xns973A9A27EF1Fdaveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6 >,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
>> Rob J <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:MPG.1e1cb2ec59a96bd5989aa4
>> @news.chc.ihug.co.nz:
>>
>>> We just record each week from the same sound source, which is a line
>>> input, from a sound desk,
>>>

>> Audacity
>> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

>
> Not such a bad piece of software, but it doesn't create a temp file,
> instead holding the data in memory.
>
> Creating a file ensures you have something to keep if the software or PC
> crashes.


You might be interested in using the program that the MOJ uses for
courtrooms in NZ.

http://www.ftrgold.com.au/intro.asp
 
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