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1AV Sound Recorder 1.0.1 Giveaway
$19.95
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Giveaway of the day — 1AV Sound Recorder 1.0.1

A compact application for capturing and recording audio.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 52 (74%) 18 (26%) 28 comments

1AV Sound Recorder 1.0.1 was available as a giveaway on October 7, 2017!

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A hot key program launcher, a scheduler and a task reminder.

1AV Sound Recorder is a compact application with the solo purpose of capturing and recording audio from any available audio device installed on the system directly to MP3 files with the quality and specifications according to the user needs.

Please note: today PCWinSoft is cross-selling the lifetime licenses of the featured titles so if you are purchasing, notice that the e-mail delivery confirming the purchase of the lifetime license may take up to 12 hours after the regular order notification. The regular order notification will reach you right after the purchase.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64); Intel 1.3GHz; 120MB HD; 256MB RAM; Minimum screen resolution of 800x600; Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0

Publisher:

PCWinSoft

Homepage:

http://www.pcwinsoft.com/1AV-Sound-Recorder/

File Size:

6.1 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#12

I tried it, and removed in less than 10 minutes, the offerings already installed from the Windows Store were better on 8.1 Pro w/Media Center (64 bit).

Don't really see the point in keeping software that's first not as good as what I have & secondly, support for only one year. Even if there were no further updates/upgrades after a year, it may be that those with positive experiences will spread the word, leading to sales of the software. Third & optional, no Linux version available, although the dev never implied that there was one, still a good idea to include a version that'll run on Linux OS's, keeping in mind that many stated a loud NO to the brute force tactics when it came to Windows Update forcing upgrades not wanted.

Many of these users will likely be looking outside of Windows when their W7 & 8.1 OS's reaches EOL, therefore I recommend that PCWinSoft (& others here) release Linux compatible software. There's a large Open Source community willing to help with any transition for free, if given the chance.

No one will spread the word once EOL becomes reached, unless the software in question is a mighty good one, yet 1AV Sound Recorder falls short of recommending to my family/friends.

Reply   |   Comment by cat1092  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Hello everyone,
Downloaded the software,
very small installation file ( 6.08 mb )
Installation was quick,
Activation was instant.
It will be a very valuable software .
Thank You Give Away Of The Day.
Thank You PCWinSoft.
Keep up the good work.

Reply   |   Comment by Haresh Rajpal  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

Installed on a Windows 8.1 system under the impression it might be able to record streaming audio, Youtube audio, etc., but it won't. It looks for "audio devices" meaning a microphone or a line-in sound source and that's all. Also, it was necessary to temporarily disable Avast free anti-virus, otherwise it said "activation successful" but without actually installing the app. So, disabled Avast, got it installed, and discovered it won't record audio from the internet. Uninstalled it and ran a full anti-virus/malware scan. No problems found.

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

starvinmarvin,

Well, if it won't record streaming audio, which I assumed it did -- then it is useless to me.

Will immediately uninstall lthen....

Thanks for the warning....

Because it doesn't make it clear: It simply says, "Capturing and recording audio from any available audio device installed on the system". That to me means the sound card, which of course you need to HEAR any sound coming from the Internet.

Why didn't THEY make it clear?

I thought it might be useful because it would be a breeze to use, rather than having to learn all about the bells and whistles of Audacity....

But, I guess, it's AUDACITY here I come.... And that is free tomorrow too -- and forever...

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

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Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

I'm using Audacity. It's FREE!!!! and open source.
You can also edit your audio files in Audacity.


Download:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/

Portable:
https://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

Reply   |   Comment by Daneman  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#7

This app may be very convenient to quickly capture some audio from a variety of sources. That is the app's main attraction. As for sound quality, it looks as though you are restricted to using MP3 format. Unfortunately, they don't mention any option to select .WAV or FLAC as the output format. Both of those codecs offer superior sound quality compared to MP3.

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#6

Or, you know, you could use the microsoft's soundrecorder.exe located in the system32 directory?

Windows key+R>soundrecorder.exe

Reply   |   Comment by kelvinwop  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hi kelvinwop. :-)

I can't find it in Win10Std x64 (fully updated, i.e. with creators update).
What OS are you using?

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

xilolee, "Windows key+R>soundrecorder.exe"
works in this Win8.1

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

xilolee, in windows 10 there is a "voice recorder" program that records in m4a format using AAC codec, soundrecorder.exe was saves as WMA introduced in Vista to replace sndrec32.exe that existed in XP and earlier. Sndrec32.exe can be coppied over from XP to Vista and it mostly works... as it does in creators update in windows 10 if it's copied over, I wouldn't bother copying over vista sound recorder as that is even worse than windows 10 voice recorder!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

xilolee, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/windows-voice-recorder/9wzdncrfhwkn

Windows 10 app

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Downloaded and installed without problem, Win7/64. This is just what it says - very lightweight, very simple. There are lots of ways to tune the quality, bitrate, stereo/mono parameters of the recording, but it works right out of the box - you just push the record button. Looks like a handy way to catch what's playing on you computer without loading a denser program like Audacity. (This loaded in ~5 seconds on my machine.)

I have 2 suggestions for the devs. I know you're trying to keep it light, but to my mind it needs some kind of VU meter and level control to be really useful. Also, I would like to see a choice of output format besides MP3 - something uncompressed like WAV would be good.

But it's a keeper for me, at least for now. I'll give it a try for a while. Thanks to GOTD and PCWinSoft.

Reply   |   Comment by DanO  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

Now that all the comments are over, has anyone tried downloading and using this product now or in the past? I need to record music from an internet radio station.

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

frank, "Free Sound Recorder."

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Windows 10. Can't install it because installation program says it can't connect to the server however after it crashes I get a message saying successfully activated from GAOTD so I'm connected to GAOTD server? So I have activation but the program is not installed.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

David Murphy, There are two securities today:
Themida from GOTD and GetServerDate of the builder of the software:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7fgf19bri527p9k/Internetcontact.png
After a contact with the internet by Getserverdate a Setup-screen appears:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssufl5g4cuiwv0w/Setup.png
If you want this software, may you should pause/close you antivirus-program totally.
Then install the software AND activated your antivirus immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

David Murphy, activation here means the wrapper has been remover and the programme can be installed. It does NOT mean it has been installed nor that the key has been accepted.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

David Murphy, There are two securities today:
Themida from GOTD and GetServerDate of the builder of the software:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7fgf19bri527p9k/Internetcontact.png
After a contact with the internet by Getserverdate a Setup-screen appears:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssufl5g4cuiwv0w/Setup.png
If you want this software, may you should pause/close you antivirus-program totally.
Then install the software AND activated your antivirus immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

Is this program better than the free Audacity? i.e. worth downloading?

Reply   |   Comment by 4getquik  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

4getquik, no it's not even close to as useful as Audacity! In Vista and above Audacity can record from any output source as well as the classic input pins too using WASAPI software interface while this just uses the same old fashioned I/O used on XP and earlier APIs.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

4getquik,
The first time one uses Audacity, it can be overwhelming. There is so much going on, with so many options. So, yes, while Audacity is better for power users, for someone who wants to simply record an MP3 file (with emphasis on "simply"), a single-purpose tool like 1AV Sound Recorder is the better tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

4getquik, Audacity is a full featured audio recording and editing program. Think of it as Photoshop for sound. This program is just for capture of sound in MP3 format - no editing at all.

Reply   |   Comment by DanO  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

DanO,

"Think of it as Photoshop for sound."

Purely FWIW, & in case it interests, I wouldn't go that far personally when Presonus & Avid offer free versions of their high end software.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Bruce Fraser, Until you want to save the file under Ogg-Vorbis. FLAC or WMA <- sorry lol, or some other format and you have to save as MP3. Nothing wrong with MP3-(compression causes loss of pieces of music) unless you want a master copy Then you need a better format like uncompressed formats like CD Audio, WAV, or AIFF. These are often used for CD Burning. Then your going to have to do the whole thing over in Audacity or many of the other freeware titles available for recording computer sounds. Audacity is great software not the best by far but great for what it dose for free software it is worth the few seconds it takes to master it. Is not harder really than any other recording software unless you settle for the default that may not be the best option. like what is the bit rate exactly if default is like 32 bit rate your music is being cut to shreds and will sound bad and be small files.160 bit rate creates larger files but if you have a 3 TB then may be of no concern for the quality 128 bit is the least I have on my computer and is fairly good and nice size files but I still prefer 160 bit for CD Quality but if you got the space 320 gives you great sound and high file size. You need the power over your audio files depending on what your doing.

Reply   |   Comment by IceTheNEt  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

IceTheNEt, not all compression of audio causes losses! Only lossy compression causes losses. There are lossless forms of digital music storage and some of those provide a level of compression too! ALL ?PEG standard codecs used for digital audio and video are lossy by design and oddly that fact is something wrong with them.

Of course since musical instruments including the human voice are analogue in their sound generation the very act of digitising the signal from a microphone or mixer desk is inherrantly lossy, not describing all possible points on a waveform infinitly accuratly... But once it is in the digital domain MP3 is not the best choice for compression, just an easy choice. FLAC and other lossless codecs should be offered as an encoding format for saved recordings.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

IceTheNEt, by the way what you are calling 32 bit, 128 bit, 160 bit and 320 bit are WRONG! You are trying to comunicate the bitrate for the data stream the MP3 losses are calculated to generate and they are measured in Kilobits per second (Kbps) not "bit".

Also Audacity defaults to 48,000 samples per second stored losslessly encoded in 32 bit floating point resolution, which is way better than near CD quality MP3 which is just 16 bit integer resolution sampled at 44,100 samples per second and encoded into a 320 Kbps data stream.

In fact audacity defaults to way better than CD quality and can be changed to way better than studio quality if you want but it will make very large temporary files if you do.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

Big, tacky splash-screen when you launch the program.

Program's icon has a white border around it.

Somewhat outdated and inconsistent user interface (different style, gloss, size...), looks as if they pulled the "i" and "?" icons off google images, and other icons vary from Windows 3.1 style (File>Exit) through Windows XP style (yellow change and open folder icons" to Windows Vista with the others. Very fun mix.

File version of the .exe is wrong - 1.0.0.0

The person who made this seems to have done with help of tutorials on YouTube and is trying to advertise/sell an unfinished, poor quality product with icons that don't belong to them. Makes me wonder whether GOTD would publish my own VB.NET applications.

I would not buy any software from this company due to how unprofessional they seem. It's probably just one guy trying to make a buck creating redundant software and selling it to people who don't know any better, free software (ehm, Audacity for example?)

Settings are stored in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\_1AVSoundRecorder\1AVSoundRecorder.exe_Url_random\1.0.0.0\settings.ini and it has a "Trial" property that can be set to true or false. I wonder if it's that easy to bypass activation. That would be amusing.

Why does GOTD allow for this? I thought they had some standards, but now it seems that anyone could publish their pointless, badly-made software with stolen components and they are okay with it. I wonder if they even check to make sure it's safe, and not malware.

Reply   |   Comment by v2k  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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