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Overview

Audio Recorder


Audio Recorder records sound as MP3, WAV files. It is capable to use various audio devices/audio inputs for recording. You can generate file names automatically or manually, play the recorded files in the internal audio player, start/stop the recording on timer event, adjust audio setting, adjust the audio volume, and more. Software is very easy to use and learn. Works on Windows Vista/XP/2003/2000/Me/98.

Audio Recorder is a FREEWARE. We do not support it but your comments are welcome.

Options

Audio Settings

Player

Aydio Player

  • File - Next file name. Dialog's title displays the last recorded file name.
  • Browse - Click this button to set the file name.
  • Format - Select MP3 or WAV.
  • Add sequential numbers - Check it to add sequential numbers to the file name.
  • Reset - Click this button to reset the number counter (numbers will start with 1).
  • + - Click this button to increment the number counter.
  • Device - Select the audio device to capture from (see comments below).
  • Input - Select the audio input to capture from (see comments below).
  • Audio - Click this button to adjust audio settings.
  • Timer - Click this button to set a start/stop time.
  • Volume - Drag the slider to adjust the audio volume.
  • Iconize - Check it to minimize a program to the system tray.
  • Overwrite prompt - Check it to display overwrite prompt on start.
  • Start/Stop - Click this button to start/stop the recording.
  • Pause - Click this button to pause the recording.
  • Play - Click this button to show the internal audio player.

  • Constant Bit Rate (CBR) encoding means that the rate at which a codec's output data should be consumed is constant.
  • Variable Bit Rate (VBR) is a term that relates to the bitrate used in sound or video encoding. As opposed to constant bitrate (CBR), VBR files vary the amount of output data per time segment. VBR allows a higher bitrate (and therefore more storage space) to be allocated to the more complex segments of media files while less space is allocated to less complex segments.
    The advantages of VBR are that it produces a better quality-to-space ratio compared to a CBR file of the same size.
    The disadvantages are that it may take more time to encode, as the process is more complex, and that some hardware might not be compatible with VBR files (for example, some MP3 players).
  • Bits Per Sample - Set higher value for better quality, set lower value to reduce a file size.
  • Samples Per Second - Set higher value for better quality, set lower value to reduce a file size.
  • Mono/Stereo - Number of channels.
  • Constant Bit Rate (Kbit/s) - Set higher value for better quality, set lower value to reduce a file size.
  • Min Bit Rate - Minimum Bit Rate (Variable Bit Rate Encoding).
  • Max Bit Rate - Maximum Bit Rate (Variable Bit Rate Encoding).
  • VBR Quality - Quality of Variable Bit Rate Encoding.
  • Encoding Quality - Move the slider to change the encoding quality.

Troubleshooting

Audio Recorder records sound from the sound card. It does not use a network connection as streaming video recorders do. For example, if you want to capture sound coming from other applications (browser, media player, etc.) your sound card must allow you to capture what you hear (it has the Mixer or What U Hear audio device/input). Read your sound card documentation to make sure it allows you to capture what you hear. If your sound card/audio driver has no such ability Audio Recorder can not record sound coming from other applications. However, in any case you can record sound from the Microphone.

Possible solutions:

  • Upgrade your sound card.
  • Use an additional software called Virtual Audio Cable to record sound coming from other applications.
    Note: VAC is a helper software. You still need our ScreenVirtuoso to record video and sound.
  • Insert a jumper wire in the Line Out (or Headphones Out) and Mic In jacks on your computer's sound card:
    Connect Audio Output To Audio Input
    Audio Cable
    In this case you can record what you hear from the Microphone audio device.
    If you do, you may wish to adjust the microphone gain or the audio may be slightly overamped and sound distorted.

If all controls are disabled, it means your system has no sound card or it is not configured properly. When Audio Recorder starts it checks all available audio recording devices and disables all controls if it cannot detect them.


License

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH NY OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THIS PROGRAM. IN THIS CASE YOU MUST UNINSTALL IT IMMEDIATELY!

1. Installation and Use: This product is FREEWARE and you are free to duplicate and distribute this software through the internet or any preferred media.

2. Files Distribution: MP3 and WAV files created with Fox Magic Audio Recorder may be used for any purposes, including commercial purposes. You may sell recorded MP3/WAV files or charge users for products that include them.

3. Warranty: This program is provided "AS IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. S hould the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. In no event will any copyright holder be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs).

4. Technical Support: Because this license is granted to the user for no cost, the user is not entitled to free technical support from Fox Magic Software.

5. Copyright: Unless otherwise specified, Fox Magic Software owns all title to this software and its copyright, which are protected by international copyright law.


French Version

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