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chanwaiming3
Oct 25, 2006, 01:33 AM
I am new to Mac. What is best software to use to record a 90 min. voice recording to mp3? I have used Garage Band and then export to ITunes but the recording stopped at around 34 minutes and I lost everything else.

Are there settings that I can change?

Also, any other software that is easier? I need one that i just plug my mic and record directly to mp3.

thanks for your help!

Simon



Mitthrawnuruodo
Oct 25, 2006, 01:43 AM
Try Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), and make sure you have enough HD space... ;)

OttawaGuy
Oct 25, 2006, 04:59 AM
quicktime to capture and export .mov to mp3

chanwaiming3
Oct 25, 2006, 10:51 AM
What about if I was to make short recordings? Like 2 minutes? I want to record sample phone calls. The quality can be very low. I am looking for something that is convenient and 1 step. (without having to export, convert, etc). Would you still recommend Audacity or Quicktime?

I want an application that I can record easily to mp3 and send out the file without having to go through conversion, etc.

Thanks for your help

iMeowbot
Oct 25, 2006, 01:26 PM
Are there settings that I can change?
Reduce the beats per minute as low as you can go to get the longest recording time in GarageBand. Even with a voice recording it still counts away.

quigleybc
Oct 25, 2006, 02:48 PM
Doesn't get much easier that this (http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17392)..


I'm not sure why more people don't recommend it..

chanwaiming3
Oct 26, 2006, 01:17 AM
thanks for advice on Audio Recorder. I downloaded a LAME but didn't seem to work. Do you have any tips or know of one that works?

I wish you best of luck w quitting smoking. I commend you for it! It's not easy but the best thing you can do! Good luck!

chasemac
Oct 26, 2006, 01:51 AM
thanks for advice on Audio Recorder. I downloaded a LAME but didn't seem to work. Do you have any tips or know of one that works?

I wish you best of luck w quitting smoking. I commend you for it! It's not easy but the best thing you can do! Good luck!

http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/

quigleybc
Oct 26, 2006, 05:56 PM
thanks for advice on Audio Recorder. I downloaded a LAME but didn't seem to work. Do you have any tips or know of one that works?

I wish you best of luck w quitting smoking. I commend you for it! It's not easy but the best thing you can do! Good luck!


I don't use LAME, Maybe I should, I have that in my iTunes Scripts...but I don't really use it...

And thanks for the kind words about quitting, it's tough, but soo worth it.

:)