However, that’s not all. In addition to regular voice recording capability, the app also includes support for playback of multiple popular audio formats (e.g. MP3, WMA, WAV). So apart from being a voice recorder, it can also serve up as a rudimentary audio player at times. Won’t hurt to try it out, right? Let’s dig in a bit deeper, and find out more about Voice Record.
Voice Record: Installation And Usage
Getting Voice Record up and running on your Windows 8 PC is exactly the same as installing any other modern UI app, so we’ll skip it over and straightaway jump to business. Here’s how Voice Record looks like, when fired up for the first time:
Voice Record sports a fairly easy to understand interface. Up top, there’s a time counter that logs the duration of the active recording in HH:MM:SS format. Front and center, there’s a conspicuous virtual button that can be clicked to Start a new recording or Stop (and then, Delete/Save) an ongoing recording. There is also a progress bar and a volume control bar, with both of them serving their intended functions. Finally, there is a Choose File button, that lets you select a digital audio file (in one of the supported formats) for playback, and a Share File button, that doesn’t seem to work for some reason.
Now that you know your way around Voice Record, using this free voice recorder app with multi format audio playback support is a piece of cake. In any case, here’s a detailed walkthrough to get things rolling:
Step 1: Click the big round button (after you’ve granted the app access to your microphone), and start speaking into the microphone. You can record as much as you want, and once done, click on the same round button once again. As you do that, a small pop-up will come up, asking you to either Delete or Save your recording.
At this point, all you have to do is specify the location where you want to save the recording, give it a name, and Voice Record will save it in M4A format. The app also notifies you of events like successful saving of the recorded file. Simple as pie!
Step 2: As mentioned before, Voice Record also supports playback of audio files in a variety of formats (MP3, WMA, and more). To select a file for playback, simply select it via the Choose File button, and Voice Record will start its playback. Here’s a screenshot:
As illustrated by the above screenshot, Voice Record even shows the name of the track being played. How cool is that?
Voice Record is a really nifty app to record audio clips, and can come in really handy for long duration recordings. Add to it the useful multi format audio playback support, and this thing gets even better. Give it a shot and let me know your thoughts in the comments section.