Talk:Sound Recorder (Windows)

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Appearance[edit]

Somebody should look for looks of the older versions of Sound Recorder. Also, the article needs some expansion. --SuperDude 00:14, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Older versions of Sound Recorder don't look significantly different from the XP version. The article might need some expansion; that's why it has a stub notice. androidtalk 01:12, Apr 20, 2005 (UTC)
  • Yeah, well I created the article and added the images. Many previous versions of Sound Recorder have very little difference in looks (apart from the difference between the title bars at the top). If you do have a previous version of Windows (not XP) then please feel free to go into Sound Recorder and upload the image and show it on the Talk page. You'll see it will be no different.
You found, or took the shot? hopefully you have rights to release it, although the content shouldn't be an issue. but if the image was taken by somebody else, and put here w/o probably best to re-shoot it. --PidGin128 from 65.190.216.161 (talk) 09:20, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Memory Req.[edit]

Isn't it supposed to be "less than 2GB of physical memory"? --89.180.29.211 19:46, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Probably not, since 2GB was luxurious when XP was released. [and heretical when 95 was current]. Also it may not strictly be necessary to remove RAM [ which may not be feasible], you can soft limit XP's ram with a boot.ini flag, although the syntax escapes me atm. --PidGin128 from 65.190.216.161 (talk) 09:20, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Vista[edit]

Seems the page needs some Vista relevent info to go with the screenshot. The sound recorder works differently in Vista.--72.24.86.95 04:53, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sound Recorder icon.JPG[edit]

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BetacommandBot 07:29, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Found way to make Vista Sound Recorder record .wav files[edit]

Typing "%SystemRoot%\system32\SoundRecorder.exe /file outputfile.wav" in the target box on the properties window for the Sound Recorder shortcut will make Sound Recorder save files as .wav files. Could someone running Vista verify this?Vista--99 02:03, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:XPSndRecInVista.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:39, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sound Recorder.PNG[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 08:00, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sound recorder 95.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 08:02, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Where can I find Sound Recorder? Someone should add it to the page..

I thought "Wikipedia is not an instruction manual"[edit]

So why all this minutiae about command-line parameters? 86.168.252.86 (talk) 19:08, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

And for that matter esoteric dodges to extend the recording time of pre-2007 versions of Sound Recorder. 91.125.131.101 (talk) 18:51, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Removed content from the lede[edit]

I removed the following content from the lede:

The Vista version can record for a longer duration but contains fewer options, cannot play back recorded sound, and when a person stops the recording, the computer wants to save the sound into a WMA.

Many alternative utilities are available for download, including the open source tool Audacity.

Please see WP:LEDE. Anyone is welcome to incorporate the removed material into the article in accordance with our policies. Thanks, RJaguar3 | u | t 00:04, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Choice of image[edit]

Hi

First, a "thank you" to Onecatowner who uploaded a Windows 10 image of Voice Recorder.

I'd like to discuss whether it is appropriate to put the image into the infobox as the default image. Going over the edit history, I see FleetCommand has written: "Reverted uncermonious take over of the article subject, making Voice Recorder the hero." That made me think: How much material about Voice Recorder is there in the article? Answer: One line. How much material is there about Sound Recorder? The whole article. So, IMHO, the Voice Recorder image cannot be the default image.

But I'd like to hear other people's choice and their rationale.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 07:30, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for raising the question. Sorry for editing rashly, but here's my two cents as to why I had moved the page. In other articles Windows Defender is treated as a direct successor to Microsoft Security Essentials and the new UWP versions of Calculator, Sticky Notes, and Windows DVD Player are treated as direct successors to the Win32 versions, which are not included in Windows 10. In the first case they share the same code base, but in the other cases they don't; what they all have in common is that they directly replace the functionality of their predecessors.
According to my understanding, Voice Recorder has largely the same functionality, despite an entirely different interface, and acts as the direct successor to Sound Recorder, which is likewise absent in 10. With other articles on apps that have name changes, the most recent name is typically used.
Thanks, Onecatowner (talk) 18:11, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
What you said so far is completely correct, Onecatowner. But, you must be mindful what message you are giving the reader. Voice Recorder is a new app; a successor, not a new version. It has nothing in common with the Sound Recorder except its overall purpose. It has a different UI, different file format, different storage location, different servicing policy (Windows Store, not Windows Update) and even a different name. Almost nothing that the article says (except one or two sentences) can be assumed to be correct about Voice Recorder. But when you change the infobox image, you are in effect saying: "Hey people! Everything you read in this article is about what you see in this image!" That's wrong.
The same thing is not correct about, say Sticky Notes. It has the same functionality, same user data storage behavior, even the same name. You can safely write "Hey people! Everything you read in this article is about what you see in this image!" Almost the same thing is correct about Calculator. Windows Defender adopted a lot of MSE code but had a vastly different background; there was so much unique things to write about these two, so they have different articles. (WP:SIZERULE) Windows Defender in Windows 8, however, didn't initially have NIS and had added an ELAM to Windows that MSE didn't have.
FleetCommand (Speak your mind!) 08:04, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Addendum: Does "dark mode" refer to Windows 10 dark theme which is still in beta stage? FleetCommand (Speak your mind!) 08:27, 19 July 2016 (UTC)