Does Mac OS X have a audio record feature?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    Basically what the title says. When I am in class with my labtop I would like to record the professor's lecture. Is there a feature built-into OS X or another program that can record audio and format it into a nice readable extension?

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  2. dejo Moderator

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    QuickTime Player.

    File > New Audio Recording.
     
  3. umdjb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I am aware of that. But that requires QuickTime Pro. Anything already included on the Mac or some free software out there?
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    There are lots of little apps that will do the same, but for the $20 QT Pro is the easiest, and if you do any media compression work is WELL worth the cost. Search VersionTracker for the free alternatives.

    Recently did that at a doctor's appointment, and the sound quality was surprisingly good from my MBP's built-in microphone.
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    Oops. Didn't realize that's a Pro feature.

    Um, perhaps GarageBand? It's what I use for most of my simple, live audio recordings.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Garageband does fine, if you don't have GB for whatever reason and need something free, Audacity should do the trick. I'm sure there are lots of others out there too.
     
  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Just download and install This...

    It doesn't get much easier than that....

    cheers!
     

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