Subject: Re: more on the recorder
katir at hindu.org
Fri Sep 1 04:44:03 EDT 2006
I sent you some samples off list.
Here's one way to go.
First guideline: don't touch the recordInput...
Let Rev and the OS figure it out. They seem to have no problem with that
but they do have problems if you try to set it. Right, I know... "why
a settable option then if it's going to break your recording..."
Don't go there (smile). This is from the school of WHEW (WHatEverWorks)
Performs on both Mac and Windows. It's optimized to
produce the smallest file possible that is still decent in terms of
quality. I tried dozens of other options, and like you, most
of them I could never get to work. The documentation is
rather a mine field on this one... we need a chart or matrix
of all possible config options that fit together and work.
This config does work though
and it still works in 2.7.3. This implementation is for voice mail
attachments to emails i.e. -- "ephemeral" -- thus the deletion of the
recording in the fixed location--avoids a dialog box asking for a
file name and save location.
set the recordcompression to "raw "
set the recordRate to 8
set the recordSampleSize to 16
set the recordformat to "wave"
set the uCurrentFile of this stack to specialFolderPath("temporary") &
"/" & fld "filename" & ".wav"
if there is a file the uCurrentFile of this stack then delete file the
uCurrentFile of this stack
record sound file the uCurrentFile of this stack
If others are interested I'll post the stack to revOnline... original
Andre Garzia alias "We can do it!"
Stephan Barncard "The Sound Man" may have more to say, if you want
better quality. He helped me tweak this one.
rand valentine wrote:
> Thanks to the people who have given me information about recording sound in
> Revolution on both mac and pc. The bottom line for me is that it doesn't
> seem remotely work _at all_. While I was able to get something to work on my
> g4 laptop initially (by using the imic input and playing with the system
> settings independently), now nothing works, all I get are super, super slow
> unrecognizable recordings, whether the recordinput is imic, emic or dflt. I
> wonder why this is, and why such an important function is in such bad shape.
> I'm using 2.7.2. For those of us who use runrev to produce language
> materials, this capacity to record in the program is quite important, since
> it provides a means for students to compare their pronunciations with those
> of native speakers (by just recording the student and then a&b-ing the
> student's sound and the native speaker's)
> rand valentine
> u of wisconsin-madison
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