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I was wondering if anyone know about any auto recording software. I want to be able to start talking and my computer start recording me. If would help with taking ...
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- 02-18-2010 #1
I was wondering if anyone know about any auto recording software. I want to be able to start talking and my computer start recording me. If would help with taking notes.
- 02-18-2010 #2
Audacity has "Sound activated recording" since version 1.3.6.
- 02-18-2010 #3
Yes, Audacity is a great program, I use it a lot, and it is free open source software. But it is a full feature audio editing program, and IMHO it might be overkill for your purpose. It probably has far more features than you need.
If you will be recording a lot of notes, and you need to keep them organized, I would look for some kind of personal productivity or knowledge base software that has audio functionality built in. I don't know of such a program off the top of my head, but I will keep my eyes open.
- 02-18-2010 #4
Then you need some kind of voice recognition software i would say. You might find some answers here...
CMU Sphinx - Speech Recognition Toolkit
- 02-18-2010 #5
Sphinx might be a bit overkill for that. It is also only a framework. You would have to write a corresponding application first.
It's a bit sophisticated too. You would capture the sound, the program analyses it in order to convert sound patterns to characters/words. Then you drop the result of the analysis and reroute the sound itself. What a waste of computing time
Why not merely start the recording when the noise is over a certain threshold?
- 02-18-2010 #6
Saving and catologing all your notes is a different story though. But if you don't mind going through all your stuff later, then it sounds like Audacity does indeed function quite well as a computerized audio dictation machine.
- 02-21-2010 #7
Hi. I just wanted to add that now that you have a good program to record and edit your voice clips (Audacity), if you need to save and catolog them, consider using iTunes.
p.s. maybe I didn't do my homework. I confess I am not at all sure iTunes works with Linux.
- 02-22-2010 #8
- 02-22-2010 #9
What's Itunes but a searchable, indexable, sortable catolog of audio files? But hey, it sounds like you know what you are doing, so if you can script something better, then go for it.
- 02-27-2010 #10
Scripting something is the plan. Thanks for the input. I will use audacity on the netbook, mainly for security. Although I will play with sphinx.