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Windows 7: Sound Recorder File Formats

02 Aug 2011   #1
v089590

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Sound Recorder File Formats

Unable to save audio recordings in CCIT-ulaw format since we went to Windows 7. Is there a way to revert back to the Windows XP Version of Sound Recorder on Windows 7 or is there a way to save an audio file in different formats like we were able to with the Win Xp version of Sound Recorder?
Tried simply copying the sndrec32.exe over from the Win XP machine but that didn't work, got numerous errors when launched.


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02 Aug 2011   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Download and use the free Audacity recording program. According to their forum it will save in the format you want.
Audacity Forum • View topic - Cisco Phone Prompts and WAV U-Law format

Here is where to download Audacity
Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder
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02 Aug 2011   #3
v089590

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

There are several other products that can do it, I need to attempt to use the core product provided in Windows 7, any other solution will require excessive red tape to be allowed on our corporate network.
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02 Aug 2011   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The ONLY option in the Windows Sound Recorder is "WMA" (Windows Media Audio). There are no other options.

Windows Vista and 7 handle audio functions such as recording differently than XP so I don't think the XP version will work.
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20 Feb 2012   #5
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

v089590

You CAN use XP's Sound Recorder, I have it & use it all the time on my 7 Pro 64Bit system. Just copy the main file to a USB drive, then copy that to the 7 system in any folder you want. When it's launched, an error message does come up about not being able to update the registry (I forgot the actual message since I don't get it).

To clear-up the error: R-Click the .exe & select 'Run As Admin', enter password & program will come up. After the 1st time of doing this, Sound Recorder should start w/o an error from then on. Hope this helps.
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28 Dec 2012   #6
smarthaven

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
v089590

You CAN use XP's Sound Recorder, I have it & use it all the time on my 7 Pro 64Bit system. Just copy the main file to a USB drive, then copy that to the 7 system in any folder you want. When it's launched, an error message does come up about not being able to update the registry (I forgot the actual message since I don't get it).

To clear-up the error: R-Click the .exe & select 'Run As Admin', enter password & program will come up. After the 1st time of doing this, Sound Recorder should start w/o an error from then on. Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for your reply. I have been searching everywhere to find out what to do about the error message that was coming up when I tried to run windows XP sound recorder.
I'm so happy to have it back and running on my windows 7 without errors!! Thanks
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