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Re: TECH: software for recording your voice

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 30, 1999, 15:37
And 5), in addition, I don't see that RealProducer G2 has
any downsizing capabilities.  I think I have to buy the Plus
to get that.  It looks like a very fancy way of producing .rm
files.  Experience will tell me whether they are any more
compact than the .wav files I make with my simple Windows98
recording system.

Sally Caves wrote:
> > Hi, Mia. I just downloaded RealProducer G2's freeware. It seems > that you have to have RealPlayer G2 (I have RealPlayer Plus) in > order to hear what you've recorded. If I download RealPlayer G2, > does that replace my Plus? Seems weird, because I paid money for > the Plus, and the G2 is free. Will it give me all the same > capabilities? > > Questions and gripes: > > 1) only works with RealPlayer G2. Not a difficult problem; just > more downloading. But before I download, I want to know what > happens with the Plus. > > 2) I have windows98, which puts a bar across the bottom. There > seems to be no way to make the RealProducer Screen any smaller > (the enlarge/reduce icon at the upper right hand corner is faded > out, so you can either hide the screen or close it out--not make > it smaller). As a consequence, the bar at the bottom completely > obscures the controls for "record" "play" "stop" which are way > down there. No arrow keys. CRIKE!! Fortunately, there is a > controls bar next to Edit at the top of the screen, but this is > a major annoyance. > > 3) RealProducer seems to want to save my file with the extension > .rm instead of .wav. Is this a problem? I think so. Can I make > it a .wav extension manually? Who can read .rm? I think I'm > beginning to see what Boudewijn meant by "closed." Mia, what is > your advice about all this? Why is it .rm and not .ra? > > 4) I could experiment, but not until I download RealPlayer G2. > Does RealPlayer G2 allow me to read .wav files, Mia? I assume > so. > > Thanks in advance, Sally