Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I map use the Sound Recorder to
record 30 second Fair Use audio clips from such
sites as amazon.com?
- GETTING YOUR MUSIC:
To start, open up your Volume control on your computer
(the little horn in the lower right section of your
Windows Desktop screen.) and click on OPTIONS>PROPERTIES:
RECORDING. Make sure that the WAVE OUT MIX box is checked
OK. Then, set the WAVE OUT MIX slider for volume to
about the 2nd Tick from the bottom (any higher and
your recording will be distorted). Click the SELECT
checkbox at the bottom of the WAVE OUT MIX slider.
Now, open up SOUND RECORDER (START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>ENTERTAINMENT>SOUND
On the Internet, go to Amazon.com and click to the
MUSIC section. Put in the name of an artist, song or
album that you would like to record.
Resize your Amazon.com window so that you can see the
Sound Recorder and the Amazon page at the same time.
This will make it easier to hit the record button quickly.
Depending upon the song that you choose, there will
be either a listing of “Windows Media>LISTEN” links
for the songs of the album or a list of MP3 PLAY buttons.
Click on either the LISTEN LINK or the PLAY BUTTON
(>) to begin playing your song. The LISTEN links
tend to buffer for a few seconds, but the PLAY buttons
are rather quick. You will need to hit the RECORD button
on your SOUND RECORDER as quickly as possible to begin
recording your selection. (If you wish, you can click
the RECORD button FIRST, then click the PLAY Link,
but you will have a trailing period of silence that
will need to be trimmed on your recording in Flash.)
When the 30 second clip is completed, hit the STOP
button on the SOUND RECORDER. Listen to your clip to
make sure it sounds the way you want it to.
When you are pleased with your clip, click FILE>SAVE
AS in your SOUND RECORDER and save your clip to your
- You can now import this clip to your editing program!