I found a great little FREE program that is able to record the sound on your computer into an MP3 file. What a great idea. If you think about it, it really is just like you having a tape in your car and recording the radio. Should we call this tape recording 2.0?
The program is called MP3myMP3 Recorder 2.0. I could also see this useful for other things you might do online. If you are a business using skype to do business then you could easily record those phone conversations. For that matter if you want to make a phone call and have it recorded then you could easily use skype to call someone and then record it electronically.
Wow…the more I type the more uses I find for recording what’s coming out of your speakers. I will put 2 warnings. Be very careful of copyrights. Also, there are certainly many laws that regulate recording phone conversations with people. I’m not responsible for any of that. I would never record a conversation anyway. At least not of someone I know well and want to use that conversation to embarrass them at some future occassion.
Here’s a better description of how the mp3 recording software works:
Record internet radio and save to mp3 or wav. Record streaming audio from the Internet, microphone, or any other source for that matter. MP3myMP3 Recorder works directly with your system sound card – if you can hear it, you can record it! Use the scan tool to list all mp3, wav, aif, swa, or sun au audio files on your computer – then play and record portions of any of these files. MP3myMP3 Recorder offers customizable colors, timer, on top mode, and skinning.
his program is meant to be extremely intuitive to use, with enough features to get the job done quickly and easily…
1. Select the audio source you wish to record from.(Choose Stereo Mix or Wave mix or similar this will record all audio through your sound card.)
2. Open your favorite audio player. ie (WinAmp) and start playing something.
3. The combination of the settings below ultimately determines the overall recording input level. Fine tune your recording levels so that the meter on the right just hits the bottom of the red zone at the loudest point of the audio you are recording.
a)Player audio level
b)Master Volume Level
4. Click the Record button.
5. Click Stop when you’re ready to end the recording.
6. Click the Play button to listen to your recording.
7. Check your Mp3 Export settings.
8. Save your recording to a Wave file or an Mp3 file or both.
Use the scan tool to list all Mp3’s and Wav, Aif, Swa or Sun Au audio files on your entire computer. You can play and record portions of any of these files.