|Freecorder Toolbar User Guide & FAQ|
Freecorder 3.0 is an easy-to-use audio recorder for your Windows based PC. Why is it special?
Once you install Freecorder, it appears in your Internet Explorer or Firefox browser like this:
It's easy to add or remove functions. Continue reading to learn more!
You can operate Freecorder directly from your browser. Here are the available options:
When you start a recording, a visualization windows appears on your desktop. This shows you a picture of the recording activity:
This also lets you see if you're in a Pause state. You can move this window anywhere on your desktop, or just minimize it. Closing this window stops the current recording session.
Clicking Freecorder's Settings button makes the settings screen appear:
Please note: You cannot change settings while a recording session is active.
You can configure the following settings:
Audio Recording Configuration
Select Record from Freecorder Audio Driver to capture any sound that you hear playing from your PC.
Select Record from Freecorder Input Audio Driver to capture any audio inputs (like a microphone) to your PC. Some sound cards won't let you record from the microphone and the speakers at the same time, but you can do it with Freecorder!
Select Record from Windows Input Device to record from any standard Window sound card line. Selecting this option lets you choose a device (sound card), line and format. You can also amplify an input (such as a microphone) to get a stronger audio signal to record.
Choose between Wave and MP3 formats, and select a quality for either option. The higher numbers are better quality, but also require more disk space.
Prompt for Filename
When you make a recording, it has to have a name. You can have Freecorder prompt for a name before recording, after recording, or have it name the recording automatically using an automatic time stamp with prefix.
Recording Destination Directory
You can choose where your saved recordings are stored. When you click the Play Files button, this directory appears.
Not only is Freecorder a great free audio recorder, but it also makes for a better browser. On your toolbar you can include cool gadgets like a radio player, pop-up blocker, email notifier or weather forecaster, add a "select to search" feature, and more.
Here's how to enhance and customize your toolbar:
There's lots of goodies here, so explore away!
Freecorder has two parts - an application part, and a browser toolbar part. To uninstall Freecorder entirely, you'll need to uninstall both parts separately. Here's how you uninstall:
To uninstall from Firefox:
Note: If you're reinstalling Freecorder, there's no need to uninstall first.
If you're playing audio from a Windows Media source and can't get a recording, here's what to check:
If you're having problems recording, try this: