Increase Recording time of Windows Sound Recorder!!

on Monday, November 2, 2009

Windows Sound Recorder is a small utility provided by the Microsoft along with Windows that can record sounds for a maximum time of 60 seconds. So, for recording more than a minute, you ll have to use third party softwares??? Wait... we can make the Sound Recorder record more than one minute! Just follow the following steps....

1. Click Start -> Program -> Accessories ->Entertainment -> Sound Recorder.

2. Click on record and let the program record for one minute.

3. After it has finished recording, save the file. lets say that we save it as "C:\Time.wav"

4. Now on Sound Recorder, Click Edit -> Insert File and insert the file you have just saved. For us its "C:\Time.wav". Now notice the time in the right hand side of the Sound Recorder; It has moved from 60 seconds to 120 seconds. Insert the same file again and again till you have the desired time length.

5. Now save the longer file with a name or you can just over-write the same "C:\Time.wav".

6. Close the Sound Recorder. Go to Start->Programs->Accessories->Entertainment->Sound Recorder and right click it and select properties.

7. In the target box you will see "%SystemRoot%\system32\sndrec32.exe".

8. Now add the longer file which we have just created in the target box and now your target box will look like
%SystemRoot%\system32\sndrec32.exe C:\Time.wav

9. Click Apply and exit.

10. Now when you re-open the Sound Recorder, you will have a longer time scale to record.

To erase the extra length after you have finished recording, click on Edit -> Delete After Current Position.

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