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    Currently I'm using Winamp with Lorty's plugin and a 17key numpad.

    I have 98 SE and a AIMS labs RadioTrack FM tuner card. What I want to do is if I hear something on the radio, I want to be able to press a key on the keypad, and have it start recording.

    Then, press the same key again, and it stops. It would save the .wav files in a pre-defined directory for later perusal and conversion to mp3. Any ideas about how to go about this? I'm running version 1 of the RadioTrack software, and Winamp 2.8

    Is there any other info you need to help me out? Just ask.
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  • #2
    lol....i hope u got cash to hire someone to do this 4 u
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    • #3
      If the radio card is attached to the soundcard then all you really need to do is create a Windows macro to do it for you with the Sound Recorder app. Better still, find a small piece of software on the internet that does the same thing but creates a new filename each time you record.

      If your radio card isnt attached to the soundcard then you would need to connect its aduio out to the soundcard audio in.
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      • #4
        You would be better off going straight to MP3.. if you don't care too much abvout quality you could use music match, this will allow you to record straight to MP3 from a line input.
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        • #5
          Yea, it goes to the line input, but how do I do a Windows macro?
          Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
          Completion: [*********-] 90%
          Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
          LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

          - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
          - 128MB RAM
          - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
          - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
          - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
          - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

          http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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          • #6
            Also, I only have a character LCD, and lorty's plugin needs focus to work. So how can I have winamp running, and when I hear a song, press a button that opens SoundRecorder(the windows accesory) and starts recording. The second time the button is pressed, it would need to hit file -> save on sound recorder, ensure the correct directory, and automatically generate a numbered filename. Then, close sound recorder and switch focus back to winamp.

            Damn, thats a lot. Is it possible?
            Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
            Completion: [*********-] 90%
            Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
            LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

            - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
            - 128MB RAM
            - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
            - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
            - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
            - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

            http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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            • #7
              Definately yes with a bit of code in VB. You would need to allocate a key on your keypad for this sole purpose and then monitor the keyboard buffer for that ascii code. You could probably find some ready made code to record sound in VB then just add the code to start recording and your away.
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              All jammed in external CDROM drive case.
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              • #8
                Damn, I guess that means I need to move past the "hello world" stage in VB (where I am now)

                Is that intermediate VB, or more advanced. Could I go from almost scratch in VB knowledge to enough to program that in like a week? If I spent time on it?

                Also, got a link to a good VB site that would have that "code" you're talking about?
                Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
                Completion: [*********-] 90%
                Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
                LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

                - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
                - 128MB RAM
                - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
                - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
                - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
                - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

                http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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                • #9
                  check out http://www.visualbasicforum.com for all your VB needs. THese guys will help even the BIGGEST newbie out with any problems.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bombboyer
                    Also, I only have a character LCD, and lorty's plugin needs focus to work. So how can I have winamp running, and when I hear a song, press a button that opens SoundRecorder(the windows accesory) and starts recording. The second time the button is pressed, it would need to hit file -> save on sound recorder, ensure the correct directory, and automatically generate a numbered filename. Then, close sound recorder and switch focus back to winamp.

                    Damn, thats a lot. Is it possible?
                    Girder can automate this for you. Check it out. It's really very useful and not *too* difficult to learn how to use.

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                    • #11
                      There is a bunch of windows software that alows you to set up macros and recall them with various buttons. You can find them in Tucows.com here
                      http://www.tucows.com/system/macros95.html

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the help guys, I'm in the process of messing with Girder, as well as asking around the VB forums for some help. If anyone else has suggestions, please post.
                        Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
                        Completion: [*********-] 90%
                        Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
                        LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

                        - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
                        - 128MB RAM
                        - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
                        - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
                        - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
                        - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

                        http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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                        • #13
                          I thought you needed a soundfile before you could encode it to mp3...kid


                          it would be like downloading files into a .zip, instantly compressed
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                          • #14
                            right, I would record it to wav, and then later, at my leisure, encode to mp3. I know this eats disk space, but I would encode them regularly.
                            Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
                            Completion: [*********-] 90%
                            Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
                            LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

                            - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
                            - 128MB RAM
                            - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
                            - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
                            - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
                            - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

                            http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jol
                              I thought you needed a soundfile before you could encode it to mp3...kid
                              There is no problem with capturing directly to MP3.

                              bombboyer, why bother to recompress later when you can capture directly to MP3? Are you aware that 3mins uncompressed will be around 45mb?
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                              (=========-) 99% complete
                              --------------------------------------------
                              AMD K6/2 500 @ 450mhz to keep heat and power usage down, 64Mb, slim CDrom drive, 64mb USB pendrive for MP3 transfer, 10Gb 2.5" drive for MP3, USB>RS232
                              All jammed in external CDROM drive case.
                              Kenwood KVC-1000r In-Dash LCD. x-10 MouseRemote. Destinator V2 Gps. DC-DC with onboard Shutdown controller.
                              ----------------------------------------------

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