[linux-elitists] How about digital voice recorders while we're at it? (was: Re: Portable music player?)
Karsten M. Self
Sun Mar 16 11:48:02 PDT 2008
on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 03:36:22PM -0700, Don Marti (email@example.com) wrote:
> I now have enough no-laptop time in my day that I can
> justify getting some kind of portable media player.
In my own case, it's a slight variant: I'm looking for a good digital
voice recorder which saves to a reasonably supported standard, and has
good general features. Reading specs on packaging is pretty much a lost
- Save to WAV, MP3, OGG (fat chance), or another open standard audio
format. Found an RCA that somewhat works but saves to "VOC" format,
which is apparently somewhat supported but not in this particular
implementation. I'm finding references to units which apparently
store to WMV / WMA (windows media) format, which may work, would
like to know what other's experiences are.
- "Supported" == can play/edit w/ xmms, audacity, and/or sox.
- File transfer capabilities. Usually means "treat device like a USB
drive". Much faster than recording over audio-out.
- Good navigation on the unit itself. Skipping between recordings,
forward/back scan w/in a given recording, bookmarking w/in
recordings. The RCA unit's fast-forward and very, very, very slow
reverse functions simply suck.
- High capacity. 30 - 100+ hours would be good. Means I don't have
to constantly worry about running out of storage.
- Capable of taking rechargeable batteries. Because I love my mother.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten
Ceterum censeo, Caldera delenda est.
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