Here's a review of the Freecorder toolbar by Internet broadcaster DJC. In short, he could not obtain access using Internet Explorer, but he could activate buttons using Firefox. However, Freecorder did not record a Skype call when tested, leading DJC to conclude that the Freecorder toolbar doesn't live up to its billing or the pumping up of expectations in the press release.
Kelly----- Original Message ----- From: "djc" <djc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pc-audio@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 5:16 PM Subject: Re: What is Freecorder Toolbar 3 is explained here
Ok I've now taken a look at this here Freecorder. I'm using window-eyes and here are my impressions. First I tried using it with IE6 and I could locatethe record, stop and pause buttons but could not locate the play and settings buttons. Using firefox I was able to locate all the buttons. Yesyou do need to use your mouse pointer to locate the buttons and you do needto left click on them. When you do this a freecorder window pops up and that window is just a graph but it does need to be on the screen during record. When I told it to play it first went to c:documents and settingsand as you probably can guess it went deeply in that folder. I changed thatunder settings. I was interested to see how this toolbar handled echo123 from Skype so I hit record and called echo123 on skype. When I finished I stopped the recording on the toolbar and hit play. It opens the folderwhere the recordings are stored and i was surprised to note more than 1 mp3file. The first mp3 file was skype's output from echo123 but it did notrecord my voice after the tone. The second recording was my microphone withecho123 faintly in the backround. Now I was using headphones with myspeakers turned all the way down. Under the settings you can use the driverthat they provide or you can use your sound card drivers. I tested both methods and the result seemed to be the same. If it installed any kind ofplayer I can't get to it. It does install to both IE and firefox or you cantell it which browser you'd like it to install in to. When I played therecordings back it called winamp. Will I keep it installed probably because you never know when you want to just grab a quick snippit of something. Nowwhen you install it it will offer to install lots of other things for you but I just left it at the defaults. djc's Jukebox: http://paulmerrell.net:9212 or http://paulmerrell.net:9660 Saturday Evenings 9 to midnight Eastern. My Journal http://livejournal.com/users/djc1 email Or Msn: djc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I C Q Number Is: 4781694 Audio List Help, Guidelines, Archives and more... http://www.pc-audio.org To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank email to:pc-audio-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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