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Tech Question Re: computer's

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:14 pm

I just bought a new Gateway computer, with XP Media Center edition Windows.

It came with a FM antenna so I can tune in radio stations (didn't even know PC's could do that now...)

I haven't tried playing the radio yet, but what I wanted to know is - is there anyway I can record the audio from the radio station to my hard drive or MP3 file?


Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:18 pm

Try Total Recorder.

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:28 pm

You have windows Movie Maker on your PC as part of the windows default package. It has a sound recorder built into that that will record to .wav files. You can download a free .wav to .mp3 player to concert these files.

The recorder should have an option to record "what You Hear" which is a real time recorder that wil record whatever it is going through your PC's speakers at the time.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:40 am

A programm that records whatever you hear in the speakers also records all the bleeps and other sounds one hears when using the PC.
I am told that Total Recorder (costs about $15) records without these bleeps and other sounds. Needles to say I am very happy with Total Recorder.

Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:12 am

Thank you everybody for your help!