Need Program for Recording Speaker in Windows 7 64bit

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  1. opeeum69

    opeeum69 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 opeeum69, Oct 18, 2010
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    Hello, I have some .m4a files (audio only) that may expire soon; these are lecture audios, and I need to use it till end of next month.

    Could someone tell me a free program that can record sound output from these .m4a files? Each recording needs to last about 3 to 4 hrs. And I'd like to keep the file size to around 20-40 mb as the original. Thanks.
     
  2. Melvarius

    Melvarius MDL Novice

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    hi bud. i'm guessing that your trying to get rid of the DRM attached to the file. have you tried converting the files to another format like mp3? I haven't tried this I don't have any DRM stuff. There are tons of share/freeware converters out there google for cnet or tucows. That might get shot of DRM for ya. Let us know how ya get on.
     
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  4. joe1970

    joe1970 MDL Novice

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    This one worked well for me. And best of all it is freeware.

    www(dot)mp3mymp3(dot)com
     
  5. opeeum69

    opeeum69 MDL Junior Member

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    #5 opeeum69, Oct 18, 2010
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    Thanks you guys; I tried the recording programs, and most of the time the output files seem a little too big.

    I think if I could remove the DRM on the m4a by converting it to mp3 that would be easiest, since it is 19 files in total

    If I converted my m4a to mp3 using generic programs found on google, would the converted mp3 files for sure not expire (DRM removed) and be working? Thanks.

    (because if not I probably just try to manually record all 19 of them)

    (Update: using Tunebite 7 to "re-record" the audio files; I'm not sure, but hopefully this removes any sort of expiration or rental-license? on it. If anyone has used Tunebite 7 and can confirm that'd be great too)
     
  6. Melvarius

    Melvarius MDL Novice

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    if you still have the output files from the recording programs you could try re-encoding them with a lower bit rate to cut the file size. 16 bit should be fine for speach. i used 64 bit for my music and cant tell the difference from 128 or 256 bit encodes. mind you i am gettin deaf in my old age :)

    Check the recording software your using it might allow you to change the bit rate of the created files.
     
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