Audio Recorder Gold Technical FAQs
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I cannot open or save
mp3 files. Why is this?
You probably have an old version of the software installed.
Older versions of the software made use of third-party mp3
codecs that are already installed on your computer for saving
and opening mp3 files. Starting with version 3.0 we have
included full mp3 and mp3PRO support, thus not depending
on third-party mp3 codecs anymore.
I have no sound output,
except from your Audio Recorder. Why is this?
The Sound Recorder automatically make sure that the volume
is set correctly when it starts, but other programs most
times don't do this automatically.
If you don't hear any sound when the Recorder is not running,
then you can manually control the sound channels on your
system with the Windows volume controls.
To show the Windows volume controls, double click on the
little speaker icon in the task bar of Windows (near the
clock) and make sure that the volume slider for the Wave
channel is not set too low or even muted.
Why is the disk full
so quickly when I use Audio Recorder?
Sound files are very large files. Specially sound files
that are suitable for making an audio CD take a lot of disk
space, because they contain the information for two-channel
(stereo) sound with a frequency of 44.1 kHz.
For each second of digital sound, you need approximately
172 Kb of free disk space. That is approximately 10 megabyte
for each minute.
Please note that the actual amount of required disk space
depends on the selected recording quality.
As soon as you have recorded the sound files on an audio
CD, you can of course remove the files from disk again.
Can I record an Internet
broadcast through RealAudio?
You can record from virtually any sound source that is audible
through the computer speakers, including Internet broadcasts
with RealAudio for example.
Just make sure to follow these steps:
- First start play-back of the Internet broadcast
in the player you are using, like RealPlayer.
- Wait for RealPlayer to start play-back. First it
will download a couple of seconds of sound, before it
- Then start the Sound Recorder and select the appropriate
The names of the sound sources differ from one system
to another, but the sound source for recording RealAudio
play-back, is usually named Wave,
Stereo Mix, What You Hear,
or something in similar wording.
The Sound Recorder will automatically select the appropriate
recording quality if needed.
- Start recording in the Sound Recorder.
Optionally you can restart play-back in RealPlayer,
to record the whole sound clip from the beginning.
Note that on certain computers you cannot change the
recording quality to anything other than that of the sound
quality of the Internet broadcast.
Also on certain computers you will get an error message
in RealPlayer, about not being able to access the sound
card, if you started the Sound Recorder before starting
play-back in the RealAudio player. In that case the selected
recording quality in the Sound Recorder window does not
match that of the Internet broadcast and then RealPlayer
cannot access the sound card for play-back. Just follow
the steps explained above, to resolve this conflict.