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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by john1, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Could someone tell me how to record a .wav file
    using the 'Sound Recorder'

    Thanks, John :)
     
  2. flavallee

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    First of all, make sure that you have a properly functional microphone and set of speakers.

    1. Go into the Start menu and open Sound Recorder.

    2. Once its window appears on the desktop, press the button with the red circle, wait a second, then start speaking. If it is receiving your voice, the horizontal line will peak and spike.

    3. Once you finish speaking, wait a second, then press the button with the black square.
    (Note: You only have 60 seconds of record time, so keep the time under that)

    4. If you want to hear your recording, press the button with the black triangle. The recording will play back.
    (Note: If you mess up during the recording, or if it is not to your liking for some reason, close Sound Recorder completely, click No to save the file, then reopen Sound recorder)

    5. Once you finish recording and you are satisfied with it, click File - Save. When the Save As window appears, browse to where you want to save the file, type in a name for the file, then click Save.

    6. Click File - Exit to close Sound Recorder.

    The file will be saved with what you named it and with a .WAV extension after it.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
  3. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Thank you flavalee,

    I do have working speakers,
    but i'm not trying to record my voice,
    i'm trying to record a small .wav file
    from here:

    http://www.eclipse.co.uk/wizard/sounds/wbros079.wav

    (its taken from an earlier thread)
    Ive used sound recorder before, on Win95, and i don't
    recall any problems, i just pressed record, and then
    produced the sound, from CD, or wherever it came from
    i thought it was easy.

    Now it wont go.

    The sound plays ok.
    But it doesn't record.
    Ive ticked all the 'inputs' in playback and,
    Ive ticked all the 'inputs' in 'recording',

    Ive been trawling through all the settings i can
    find in multimedia, i dunno what i'm missing here,
    any advice would be welcome ...

    John
     
  4. SusiQusi

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    john you should be able to play the wave file using your sound card......and a downloadable player....after starting the player you should be able to record to sound recorder
     
  5. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Hi SusiQusi,

    Thats pretty much what i thought too.
    And thats what i'm trying to do.

    I can play the sound using 'Windows Media Player'
    it plays through my sound card.
    I can hear it ok.

    I am trying to record it to sound recorder.
    Sound recorder runs, but shows no signal.

    What could i be doing wrong ?

    [​IMG]

    Cheers, John
     

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    You are trying to "record" something that is already recorded. If you can play the file in WMP just save it in your library and there you have it. As soon as you click the link you provided your default player should open the file and play it. "Recorder" is for recording from exterior sources like a microphone.
     
  7. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Cheers Longhair,

    used 'Save as' under file.
    saved as .wav on desktop.

    John :)
     
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