Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished #software #freeware


Armando <braille.bt4753@...>
 

So, you can use audacity or other programs to record from the driver?
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Date sent: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:06:14 -0500
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

I would hope so since I designed the interface myself.
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Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
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Is this 100% accessible?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
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Date sent: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:59:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
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To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking on
the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS. I
should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture device
relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and GoldWave
which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either from
the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or both at
the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great is
that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now I
just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well it
works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you don't
mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a name
is automatically generated even if you don't type a prefix. I'm
not quite ready to upload a test version, but probably in a few
hours. Other things I would like to add are, assignable global
hotkeys, tray minimization functionality, some way to start
scheduled recordings using the Task Scheduler, and the ability
to record from both the virtual audio capture device and a
second device simultaneously. Like a microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be prepared
to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg literally has
hundreds of command line options. You can start with the
official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


Carlos
 

No, this is a DirectShow driver. Audacity has it's own loopback feature. This utility can record by itself without the need for other recording software.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Armando" <braille.bt4753@gmx.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


So, you can use audacity or other programs to record from the driver?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:06:14 -0500
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

I would hope so since I designed the interface myself.
----- Original Message -----
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To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Is this 100% accessible?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:59:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking on
the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS. I
should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture device
relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and GoldWave
which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either from
the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or both at
the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great is
that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now I
just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well it
works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you don't
mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a name
is automatically generated even if you don't type a prefix. I'm
not quite ready to upload a test version, but probably in a few
hours. Other things I would like to add are, assignable global
hotkeys, tray minimization functionality, some way to start
scheduled recordings using the Task Scheduler, and the ability
to record from both the virtual audio capture device and a
second device simultaneously. Like a microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be prepared
to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg literally has
hundreds of command line options. You can start with the
official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net
To: <TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."















































Matt
 

Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking on
the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS. I
should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture device
relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and GoldWave
which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either from
the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or both
at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great is
that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now I
just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well it
works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg literally
has hundreds of command line options. You can start with the
official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."



















Carlos
 

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for people who's sound cards do not have a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior to the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to digital.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking on
the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS. I
should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture device
relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and GoldWave
which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either from
the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or both
at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great is
that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now I
just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well it
works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg literally
has hundreds of command line options. You can start with the
official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."
























Matt
 

So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."

























Carlos
 

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality. As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture device.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."






























Liu Kai
 

wow carlos again you amaze us with your amazingness this is a very useful little creation you got here.
I have 4 soundcards on my computer, can I record all of them at once, I deduce that I can select which one or two I would like to record but can I do them all? at the same time?
also, what would be an amazing addition to the program is if we could make all the audio come out in one file or if we could also, make each sound card's spit out it's audio separately.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."































Matt
 

Well that would be making the utility a little complicated I think .


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Liu Kai [mailto:xy.gorth@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 12:28 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

wow carlos again you amaze us with your amazingness this is a very useful
little creation you got here.
I have 4 soundcards on my computer, can I record all of them at once, I
deduce that I can select which one or two I would like to record but can I
do them all? at the same time?
also, what would be an amazing addition to the program is if we could make
all the audio come out in one file or if we could also, make each sound
card's spit out it's audio separately.






-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back
to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open
source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is
below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."































Carlos
 

Hi Liu,
Glad you like it. Haha apparently great minds think alike. Right now you can only record from the virtual capture device and one sound card device, but I was contemplating adding the ability to record from any number of audio devices at the same time. With ffmpeg that should be possible. Although I don't know if there are any inherent limits. As for capturing each stream to a separate file, I'm not sure if ffmpeg can do that. It wouldn't surprise me if it can, but I will have to investigate. Capturing all inputs to the same file is of course possible since that is already what I am doing with this utility.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liu Kai" <xy.gorth@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


wow carlos again you amaze us with your amazingness this is a very useful little creation you got here.
I have 4 soundcards on my computer, can I record all of them at once, I deduce that I can select which one or two I would like to record but can I do them all? at the same time?
also, what would be an amazing addition to the program is if we could make all the audio come out in one file or if we could also, make each sound card's spit out it's audio separately.






-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."



































David Ferrin <dpf.1996@...>
 

if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.


Carlos
 

Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io" <dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.


Carlos
 

Keep in mind that my goal is not to compete with software like GoldWave or Total Recorder. That would be ridiculous. It is a simple recording utility which is free and just happens to have the advantage of being able to capture directly from the audio device for people who's sound cards do not have a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io" <dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.




Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct recording process or an analog rehash?

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io" <dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.





Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Keep in mind that my goal is not to compete with software like GoldWave or Total Recorder. That would be ridiculous.
Not to mention extremely time consuming. Instead, your little tool can make the recordings, and you can then fire up the big boys to edit it.


Matt
 

Well it would be much simpler to use this program. So this is free and done
out of the goodness of Carlos hart for us and now we want to try to compare
this to programs that is much more complicated and does much more stuff and
cost money!
So it is free if you want to it no cost to you download it and give it a try
if you don't like it you have not lost anything and uninstall it!
I can say I have used it and for recording stuff not editing things it is
very good and easy and totally accessible to use!
So that is my too cents worth ! Why do we have to look a gift horse in the
mouth and why can we not know what side our bread is butter on?! Dam people
it is free!


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Franklin via Groups.io [mailto:dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io]
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for
several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage
of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different
systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording
using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the
background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can
keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back
to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open
source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is
below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.


Carlos
 

The Audacity loopback feature also samples the audio stream directly just like this utility and GoldWave.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct recording process or an analog rehash?

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io" <dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.






Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

I notice that when I use the Audacity loop back feature on a Skype call, it only records the other person, not my voice. Would this program produce the same result? Just curious.

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 8:02 AM, Carlos wrote:
The Audacity loopback feature also samples the audio stream directly just like this utility and GoldWave.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct recording process or an analog rehash?

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io" <dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.









Carlos
 

You can record both the other person and yourself with this utility, but it might require some setup depending on your configuration. First, the audio device you are using in Skype must be selected as the default system sound card in Control Panel. Once that is done, you can select
"Both"
as the
"Recording source"
in Virtual Recorder and make sure to choose the microphone you are using from the
"Device"
combo box.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


I notice that when I use the Audacity loop back feature on a Skype call, it only records the other person, not my voice. Would this program produce the same result? Just curious.

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 8:02 AM, Carlos wrote:
The Audacity loopback feature also samples the audio stream directly just like this utility and GoldWave.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct recording process or an analog rehash?

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io" <dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished


if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished

No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished


Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear


Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander
are lost."


































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.










George Zaynoun
 

Thank you carlos for this utility, when recording Skype calls do we have to unmute the microphone as well as selecting both as you said below?
Original message:

You can record both the other person and yourself with this utility, but it
might require some setup depending on your configuration. First, the audio
device you are using in Skype must be selected as the default system sound
card in Control Panel. Once that is done, you can select
"Both"
as the
"Recording source"
in Virtual Recorder and make sure to choose the microphone you are using
from the
"Device"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

I notice that when I use the Audacity loop back feature on a Skype call, it
only records the other person, not my voice. Would this program produce
the same result? Just curious.
Rich De Steno
On 2/22/2016 8:02 AM, Carlos wrote:
The Audacity loopback feature also samples the audio stream directly just
like this utility and GoldWave.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct
recording process or an analog rehash?
Rich De Steno
On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you
use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality
since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality
since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog
stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in
GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no
conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io"
<dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave
for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking
advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I
have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could
get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting
that is going on in the background?
I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I
can keep up with all of the traffic.
-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished
No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best
quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital
when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual
capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt"
<matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility
finished

So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the
best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what
is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to
the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something
that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility
finished
LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual
audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more
for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably
superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then
back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility
finished

Ok, so what else does this do?

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished
Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try
it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound
card?

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished
Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that
is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Hi Carlos,
I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.
That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at
the
command line as stated in the earlier post.


On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated
OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual
Recorder
utility finished

Hi Carlos,
I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it,
I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?

On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or
wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device,
or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run
from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have
the
program automatically close when it is done recording.
The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open
source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For
now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how
well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope
you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is
below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear

Well we have progress. I have a version which can record
and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats.
You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add
are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously.
Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear

You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static
builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can
start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear

Hi all,
This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?
Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who
wander
are lost."






















































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.




















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Carlos
 

Well yes. You can't record yourself if your microphone is muted.

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Zaynoun" <humorlessgeza@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished


Thank you carlos for this utility, when recording Skype calls do we
have to unmute the microphone as well as selecting both as you said below?
Original message:
You can record both the other person and yourself with this utility, but
it
might require some setup depending on your configuration. First, the
audio
device you are using in Skype must be selected as the default system sound
card in Control Panel. Once that is done, you can select
"Both"
as the
"Recording source"
in Virtual Recorder and make sure to choose the microphone you are using
from the
"Device"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich De Steno" <ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

I notice that when I use the Audacity loop back feature on a Skype call,
it
only records the other person, not my voice. Would this program produce
the same result? Just curious.
Rich De Steno
On 2/22/2016 8:02 AM, Carlos wrote:
The Audacity loopback feature also samples the audio stream directly
just
like this utility and GoldWave.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rich De Steno"
<ironrock@verizon.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility
finished

How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct
recording process or an analog rehash?
Rich De Steno
On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you
use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality
since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality
since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog
stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in
GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no
conversion to analog involved.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Franklin via Groups.io"
<dpf.1996=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave
for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking
advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I
have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could
get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting
that is going on in the background?
I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when
I
can keep up with all of the traffic.
-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished
No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best
quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital
when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual
capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt"
<matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility
finished

So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the
best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record
what
is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to
the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something
that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility
finished
LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual
audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more
for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do
not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably
superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then
back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility
finished

Ok, so what else does this do?

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished
Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try
it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound
card?

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished
Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that
is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I
will
just have to create a standard installer later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder
utility finished

Hi Carlos,
I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not
XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when
something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or
checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.
That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I
tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at
the
command line as stated in the earlier post.


On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated
OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear/Virtual
Recorder
utility finished

Hi Carlos,
I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running
it,
I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder
has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What
gives?

On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well
at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or
wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device,
or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run
from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have
the
program automatically close when it is done recording.
The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's
great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open
source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For
now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how
well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope
you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is
below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear

Well we have progress. I have a version which can record
and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats.
You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file
name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add
are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously.
Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
<carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear

You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static
builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can
start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
<akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recording what you hear

Hi all,
This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?
Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who
wander
are lost."






















































David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.




















--
Georges Zeinoun
Timmerv. 6A ITR LGH1102, 54163 SKÖVDE SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (500) 48 29 29
Mobile: +46 (73) 986 17 43