would like to record audio from the Internet ( Radio stations,
off your own CD's, VCR's hooked up to your PC, etc. -- there is
to use and inexpensive Software program that you can download
off the Internet from a company called "High Criteria".
You can download a demo
of each Version to try out on your PC before purchasing the
Registration Key code. The only limitation of the demo is
that your audio recordings will be limited to 40 seconds in
length. Then if you like what you see, you can
purchase the Registration Key Code and add it to the software
downloaded and you'll be all set. Follow their
instructions and you shouldn't
have any problems.
Here are the two versions:
Total Recorder Standard Edition
Recorder Standard Edition records PC audio from almost any
source, including streamed audio from programs like Real Player
and Windows Media Player. It can also record conventional audio
from CD's, the microphone and other input lines on a sound card.
Total Recorder Professional
Edition -- $35.95
Total Recorder Professional Edition is a product extension of
Total Recorder Standard Edition. Total Recorder Professional
Edition retains all of the features and facilities available in
the Standard version of the program, but also adds an enhanced
set of features that will be attractive to serious recording
in the Professional version, that are not included in the
Standard Edition, include:
The inclusion of a mini-browser in the
Recording Scheduler. The mini-browser allows Total Recorder to
connect to any pre-defined Internet site and invoke the
applicable player to play an Internet transmission. Development
of this feature eliminates the requirement that users leave
their browsers active and connected to a website, if they have
scheduled a future recording of an Internet transmission.
Enhanced sound data
editing features. Users can now delete parts of a recording,
append a sound file or insert it anywhere within a recording.
They can also use the Clipboard for cut, copy, and paste
operations. For more information, refer to the "Editing a Sound
File" section of the program Help.
New options in the
Recording Scheduler allow Total Recorder to launch an
application when a recording is started or close an application
when a recording is complete. The scheduler can also shutdown the
PC after a scheduled recording is completed and will also allow
the user to initiate and terminate the dial-up connection that
facilitates an Internet recording.
Split mode. A
recording can now be split automatically into separate files,
based on several different conditions. For example, a new
recording file can automatically be created for each song in a
playlist specified to a software player. Alternatively, a new
file can be created once the recording file reaches a certain
size or after a specified amount of time. The Split mode feature
will also work on existing audio files. For more information,
refer to the "Using Split Mode" section of the program Help.
for automatically stopping a recording. For example, you can
restrict a recording by time or disk size, or specify a time
limit for no sound being recorded.
file name generation facilities that let you specify the names
of automatically generated files. This feature compliments
facilities that are available in the scheduler and "Split mode"
I've used both of these Versions with
great success and satisfaction.
This is the Software I use to create the Audio Clips that I add
to the Websites as RPS Audio Clips -- from the BBC Radio,
CD's, Videotapes, DVD's, etc.
They are certainly worth the small
amount of $$$$ that I had to pay.
FYI -- I am
not affiliated with High Criteria in any way and I do not
a percentage of any sales that they might receive by this
-- I am not responsible for any incompatibility with your Sound
Card and any errors that you make setting up this Software on
your own PC
that could result in any problems that you may experience.
Click below for
detailed instructions on how to schedule the TR Professional
Edition Software to:
Connect to the Internet
* Record a Radio
Disconnect from the Internet
This does require
some basic knowledge of Computer / Software use.
Total Recorder Detailed
If anyone else knows of similar Software programs that they
would like to
recommend, let me know. You will have to provide
your own detailed
Instructions to go along with it, though.