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solarpons



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Recording streaming audio Reply with quote

What is the best, simplest, free program to record audio from the internet?
I am new at this, so I don't know which program would be the easiest to use for a beginner. Do they come with burners or do you have to export to a burning program?
Thanks any help anyone might offer.

Solar
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Mike Hobart



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I upgraded to the not-free Total Recorder software, I used the free Audacity for a couple of years. It works pretty well but I had to learn to turn off all the sounds my computer's operating system makes, because the recording would pick it up.

You need to download the LAME MP3 encoder if you want to save the recording as an MP3, but that's all automatic after the first time you use it.

http://www.download.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10058117.html

One of the useful features with it is that if the recording is low-volume you can select the recording and just hit "Amplify".
I use that feature a lot.

For burning MP3s to CD, I use the programme CD Burner XP Pro which is also free.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll second what Mike said. I've used both of those programs before. Very good.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I use a program that is no longer available or supported called 'Sound Capture'

    'Mp3 My Mp3' is another free program which works well for recording streaming audio

    As far as burning . . you can't beat Nero as far as an 'all-in-one' burning/processing program

    Nero isn't free, but you can usually get an OEM version bundled with a DVD writer

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solarpons



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike and Brad. I downloaded Audacity and what little time I have had to use it, it does works quite well.
If I have any questions you guys will know the answers. Right?
Again, thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solarpons wrote:
Thanks Mike and Brad. I downloaded Audacity and what little time I have had to use it, it does works quite well.
If I have any questions you guys will know the answers. Right?
Again, thanks.

solar


I'm sure we can all put our heads together and figure it out.

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