I agree with all the complaints I’ve read about Vista Sound Recorder. It definitely lacks the versatility of previous versions.
Vista Sound Recorder is a big step backwards for Microsoft. Why in the world would Microsoft choose to subtract usable features from any program?
My main complaint is that you cannot open existing sound files in Vista Sound Recorder. Therefore, it lacks the quick & easy conversion capabilities I used to appreciate in XP Sound Recorder.
Although I have Audacity, I used to use XP Sound Recorder frequently for quickie conversions: to reduce the file size of a Wav for emailing, for instance.
By having saved a name for the compression attributes I wanted (Convert to MPEG 3-Layer 32Kbit Mono 22,050Hz), it was a very simple matter to quickly convert & compress a Wav in XP Sound Recorder… in seconds.
Of course, I can accomplish the same thing in Audacity, but not nearly as easily or quickly.
I’ve read Richard Urban’s explanation of how XP Sound Recorder can be used in Vista (below).
Can anyone verify that this will work?
Where can I download a copy of XP Sound Recorder?
Originally Posted by Richard Urban