First -- Print this page out if possible.
-- 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
This Programming does require some basic Computer / Software
skills. It can get a little tricky but if you follow each
step carefully, it should work without any problems. If it
doesn't work the first time, try it again.
Audio Files are LARGE and take up a lot of room on your
Hard drive. Be sure you have enough memory available for
the files that you want to save on your PC. These .wav
files can be copied to a CD if you have the capabilities and can
then be played on your home or car stereos.
And -- I
don't know how the scheduling works with DSL High Speed
Connections. Please contact me if you have information.
It might be the same as a Cable
See Step 20b. if you have a High-Speed Internet Cable
Total Recorder Professional
To try out the Software and become familiar with the
Settings and Features to:
Connect to the Internet
* Record a Radio
Disconnect from the Internet
Open the Total Recorder Software Program.
Click on the Clock Icon on the top task bar --
Record / Play Schedule Window should open.
Click on the New button at the bottom of the Window.
Schedule Item Window should open.
Make sure Record is selected in the Job Section at
Select the Frequency of the Recording. For this
Example, click on Once.
Select the Date of the Recording. For this Example,
leave it as the Current Date.
Enter the Start and Stop Times.
Note -- this is based on a 24-hour clock.
Click here for
Note: Always back off the Start Time by two minutes in
order for the Internet
Connection to be made and the program to load. Otherwise,
you will cut-off at
least the first 60 seconds or so of the beginning of the
For this Example:
Allow yourself at least ten minutes to complete this Programming
Scheduled Start Time. If it takes you longer to|
complete the Programming, go
back and change the times entered. Set the Stop Time
for at least 3 minutes after
the Start Time.
10. Click on
the Recording Source and Parameters Button.
Recording Source and Parameters Window should open.
Recording Source -- select Sound Board.
Use these lines of Record Control (Record through Total
15. Leave the
Recording Parameters as is.
16. Click on
OK to save the Settings. That window should close.
File Name, select This Name.
18. Type in
Sample as the file name.
Click on the File Folder Icon.
The Save As Window should open. Change this file
to whatever you want in the future.
19. Click on
the Down Arrow at the top Save In Menu bar.
Select Desktop. Click
on Save. This is the location where your file will
to after the Recording has completed. Change this location
to where ever you want
in the future.
20. In the
While Scheduled Job Started Section --
a. Click on Connect to Internet and Play Internet Transmission.
b. Note: If you have a High-Speed Cable Internet
Steps 20a - 33 ... click on the Run box and insert the
URL address of the Link you want -- see the examples below.
21. Click on
the Connection Button.
Connection to the Internet Window should open.
23. Click on
Connect to the Internet [using Default connection]
After Scheduled Job Completes, click on Always
25. Click on
OK to save these Settings and close the Window.
26. Click on
the Tune Button.
Total Recorder Minibrowser Window should open.
URL address at the top of the Window should be your Browser
This page should be displayed in the window directly below.
If not -- click on the
Home Button or the Folder Icon to search for the correct
29. In the
Status Section at the bottom of the Window -- Base Page
for this Example -- copy and paste or type in:
Change this to whatever you want in the future.
30. In the
Play Address field -- copy and paste or type in the
URL address of the Broadcast that you want to record.
For this example, use the following address for the
Listen Live link at the BBC Radio 4 Website:
Note: The Listen Live link for BBC 7 Radio
Change this URL Address to whatever you want
in the future.
31. In the
Name field above the other two fields, click on the Save
The Saving Named Transmission Window should open.
32. Type in
the same name you used in Step # 31 ( see above ).
OK to save.
OK at the bottom of the Total Recorder Minibrowser Window
to save these
settings and close this window.
Reset Start and Stop Times if necessary -- if they've
expired because you took longer
to schedule this recording.
OK at the bottom of the Schedule Item Window to save
all of the settings and
close this window.
OK at the bottom of the Record / Play Schedule Window
to save this
Scheduled Program and close this window.
38. Close the
Total Recorder Software Program Window.
39. Wait and
see if your Scheduled Program begins and ends at the
This is what should happen:
* Total Recorder Software
should open on the bottom Task Bar
* The Connecting to the
Internet Window should open.
* The Internet Connection
should be dialed and connected.
* The Recorder Window
should open (smaller window).
* The Radio program should load
and then begin to play.
* You should be able to hear
the current live radio broadcast.
* The radio broadcast should
stop at the specified time.
* The Recorder Window
* The Internet Connection
should be disconnected.
* The Saved Audio .wav File
should be on your Desktop.
Open and Play the Audio File to make sure everything
The quality of the Recording depends on the Radio Broadcast and
You might experience distortion and silences that cannot be
Software. There are some advance features that might help
but you're own
The Bold Items in Red are
the ones to change based on your own Broadcasts that
you want to
record. To check out the dates and times,
Broadcasts of "As Time Goes By":
BBC 7 Radio What's On Page
Occasional Radio Drama Broadcasts:
BBC Radio 4 What's On Page
If you follow these
instructions step by step, everything should work alright.
If not, try again - and try to make sense out of what you're
trying to do so you'll understand how the program works.
The most important thing is to READ what's here.
And if you still have problems ...
contact me using the Feedback
But I do have limited free time and everything you need
to know is already in these instructions.
So please be sure to read them and follow them
carefully BEFORE you email me.
If anyone does come across errors and/or improvements to these
Instructions, let me know and
I'll update them.
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.