Program For Recording Interviews...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nocturial, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Nocturial

    Nocturial Guest

    Hey Folks,

    I'm an editor for a website and have just migrated to Broadband, after years of dogging it out on 56k! I seem to have encountered a problem that is digging into my work a little. Basically, when I was on 56k, I used various programs to record interviews that I did with people for the website. I would then transcribe the interviews later from the audio recordings. This worked fine with a voice modem.

    I have now gone for Broadband and, as a consequence, I now own a BT Voyager 100 ADSL Modem. The main problem is that none of these programs seem to be compatible with an ADSL modem! They all require a voice modem. It would seriously help my work if I were able to find a freeware/shareware program that could record the interviews on the phone line, and still be compatible with a Broadband modem.

    Would any of you guys have suggestions as to what I could use? I was using Veritape in the past (ditched this because of the spyware) and I then transferred to Trx Recorder which worked well. Unfortunately neither of them support Broadband modems. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer on this.
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    You will have to leave your Modem in for the purpose of just doing that. There is no way to do this over DSL. Sorry dewd.
  3. Nocturial

    Nocturial Guest

    The ADSL modem I have is USB, whereas my old modem fits into a COM port. Do you think it would be possible to have the two running and record the calls using the voice modem?

    (I must also say that all parties are informed of the recording before it begins).
  4. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Yes, you can have both running. I am assuming that the program you have just intercepts a conversation over a phone line, correct? So, there would be no problem using both at the same time because the Modem is not trying to connect to the internet. It would be the same as using it as a Fax.
  5. Nocturial

    Nocturial Guest

    Cheers for your advice. I will give this and go and let you know if it worked out. Thanks once again.
  6. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

    London England
    Broadband (BT) uses about thirty modems one for each group of frequencies and a filter that enables your telephone calls to connect using the lower frequency bands. This is because each band of frequencies is handled independently by the ADSL modem used treating the theoretical bandwidth of 8 MHz (for copper wire) and a contention ratio of about 50 to 1. It’s old technology that if you reside in a high uptake area will provide a slower connection than a 56k modem (in theory) and as twenty channels are dedicated to downloads and only ten to uploads (varies) this gives the theoretical download speed of 500k and upload speed of 250k as an average.

    You need to retain you 56K modem or install the correct filters so as to record the (voice telephone) messages. By default this cannot be done using broadband over the BT network as by definition the voice content is filtered out (by frequency banding). You could however purchase a software programme that will do this for you. The problem is I am not aware of any yet available but they must be out there somewhere. Sound abit like the old 56Kflex problem!

    :) :) :)