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Ainishare Audio Recorder 1.5.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Ainishare Audio Recorder 1.5.0

Ainishare Audio Recorder enables you to easily record any sound you can hear on your computer.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 253 (37%) 426 (63%) 47 comments

Ainishare Audio Recorder 1.5.0 was available as a giveaway on September 8, 2013!

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Ainishare Audio Recorder is an easy to use software that enables you to easily record any sound you can hear on your computer, from internet radio stations to streaming music. You can set the recording audio quality, from a low quality taking minimal disk space, up to CD quality.

The audio recording utility is capable of recording from CD player, line in, microphone, internet radio, tape cassette and anything your can hear from your computer. As a voice recorder, it can also record human voice from microphone.

System Requirements:

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 (x32/x64)


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File Size:

11.7 MB



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Thanks for all the helpful comments. I won't bother spending any time DLing this app.

Reply   |   Comment by ArtKns  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

There is some confusion about this software not recording "what you hear" and it is a bit misleading. It will surely record your outputs if you have the correct audio drivers installed and configured. Microsoft has made this difficult on Windows 7 and later for their own reasons. Check your master driver disc, and install the audio drivers from there.
You should have the "record what you hear" option now available, and everything will work- including this software.

Audacity blows this out of the water. Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by Bjorn Berkowitz  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

addition to my prev. post, tried it even as admin, XP SP2 compatible, XP SP3 compatible ... nothing worked! :(

maybe i should launch installer in XP compatibility mode??

(ahh i ran installer as admin ... that could be the problem? i used to install any software "Run as administrator" even if i use an admin-powered account/user ... problems in some cases this way? for, say, some older software ..? shall i install it ... just normally? ie. w/o launching it as admin?); THX in advance!

Reply   |   Comment by DOOM  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

not even opens for me! :( :P (Win7 32 bit);

- check online for a solution later ... bla bla
- close the ... :P


Reply   |   Comment by DOOM  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Pros: All said above… maybe…

Cons: In simple, human language- it has no ability to record the speaker AND the microphone at the same time… For example- has no option to record my phone call thru Skype… Or… any other VOIP software…

Otherwise- it does what it says- at least on my hardware, but… Come on… There is a lot of similar software doing the same… The big difference- $39.95!

Again- come on- today is kind of early to celebrate April- 1-st… 

Reply   |   Comment by IVAN IVANOV  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Like others, prior to considering an install, I checked the author's website and found the free version to be identical to today's GOTD offering - but I decided to give it a spin.

The install was smooth - registration was successful... and the program runs smoothly under Windows XP SP3.

While it's not as nice as other (similar) free programs, it does work, but there's no option to disable it from pinging the author's website each time it starts - and I'm not fond of software that prevents the user from disabling features like automatic updates, etc.

And while the GOTD Team #10 states...

Dear ws,

This giveaway version includes free upgrades and free technical support.

Have a nice giveaway!

GOTD team

...I want to know why (as of 4:41 PM Eastern Time) the same GOTD Team has not CORRECTED the Terms and conditions for today's offering - where nearly 12 hours after the GOTD Team's #10 post (noted above at 5:10 AM), this offering's Terms and conditions still state:

Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations: 1) No free technical support; 2) No free upgrades to future versions; 3) Strictly personal usage.

Now I'm not a , but I certainly know a CONTRADICTION when I read it.

Given the fact that there are no options for the user to disable this software from pinging it's website for automatic updates, along with the GOTD Team's contradiction, this software gets TWO THUMBS DOWN from me.


Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

It didn't work for me, either, on a Win 7 64 bit machine. Not only did it not record, but I lost the sounds that were playing at the time I installed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Gno Weh  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I can't comment on this program. But I did want to express my thanks and appreciation to both Giovanni and Ashraf for their consistently excellent and comprehensive reviews, and the references to great freeware that they provide. Thanks, guys!

Reply   |   Comment by DBP  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

installed and registered no problem , opened Pandora and started recording about an hour later stopped and tried to play and nothing then popups came up and repeated continuously, had to use task manager to shut down uninstalled it ,running win 7 ultimate 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

To #11 Giovanni:

1:) This is an issue: can not record audio from speakers/sound card... then if this is true, this is NOT a product. I need exactly this or similar fature, due all sounds can pass via speakers/sound card

2.) What I was meaning is that due different sources of sound, the sound can get attenuated, if I wish to boost the sound in real time, I certainly need an equalizer-sometimes and many times, Windows sound center is not enough-one can press sound icon and make the levels to the maximum, but even so done, this in not enough. Some PCs do have (if based on Realtek for example), Realtek sound center so you can correct this.

3.) Many Pcs, and laptops as well, do not have Realtek based software and they can not be implemented no way. Thus, a question of freeware, real time equlizer to correct poor incoming sound signal is a must. Modestly, I ask you:

Do you know such freeware software and what you can recommend to all readers? Please specify all what you know.

Thank you. Best regards, Zanardi.

Reply   |   Comment by Zanardi  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

More highly rated audio recorders:
Portable StreamWriter http://streamwriter.org/en/

MP3 Network Recorder 1.0: http://phonesnd.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Rinco  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)


GiliSoft Audio Recorder Free

Acoustica Basic Edition

Reply   |   Comment by Rinco  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#14 and anyone else who has problems recording sound with ANY program, even screen recorders. Sometimes you get no sound, or very low/distorted sound. A lot of audio recording programs have this trouble after XP as the setting for recording sound out has been disabled by default.

If you check this tutorial


In the section "Windows control panel for sounds", you can find the way to re-enable the "Stereo mix" (sound out) option.

I have bookmarked it, as you will probably have to do it again every time you replace your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Consciousness  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Does not work in WIN 7 64 bits OS. Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by Kerry2  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

#5: "Been locking for a audio recoder, Audicity donesnt work..maybe this can?"

If Audacity doesn't work I'd highly suspect hardware &/or drivers and their settings are the cause rather than any software.

The most common complaint I've seen in the GOTD comments when a audio recorder is featured, is the inability to record speaker out, i.e. what you hear from your speakers or headphones. That's hardware DRM. Sometimes fixing it is as simple as going to Recording devices in win7, selecting Stereo Mix [it may be called something similar], going to its properties & selecting use this device. Other times it may require changing registry settings or another driver set, sometimes a 3rd party rather than OEM virtual driver. Now some apps come with that sort of virtual driver, but that has nothing to do with the app's quality [or lack thereof]. If your recording app will handle ASIO, the ASIO4ALL driver might be a decent solution, adds features [depending on the recording app], & may be better developed/supported than many [most?] other universal drivers.

When it comes to quality when you're recording [or listening to] audio it's all about the hardware -- software will not make $3 earbuds sound like $100+ headphones, and the same goes for the chips that convert analog sound into the digital bits you record on your hard drive, as well as things like mics. I'm NOT saying you need to buy expensive hardware, but rather not to waste money on software that claims to do the impossible, like making $3 earbuds sound like something with the Beats label -- it's not going to happen. It might be useful to think of taking pictures with your camera or cell as an anology of sorts -- you may be able to improve those images in editing software, but you're not going to make them look like they were taken with a pro DSLR, because you simply don't have that quality picture to begin with. Again not saying you have to buy a pro camera, & not saying there's anything wrong with the pictures you take -- I am saying that if some app promised to take the images you took with your cell, & make them look like they were taken with a camera costing thousands of dollars, they're lying.

The core job of audio recording software, taking the bits from your hardware's analog -> digital converters & writing those to disk as a file, is rather simple & easy. Higher end software lets you do more processing before &/or after you record, & may add features like being able to listen to one track [or multiple tracks] while you record another along side it. Processing adds latency [a delay before you hear the results] -- how much depends on the hardware & software used, & minimizing that delay is one reason many people prefer any pre-processing be done by external hardware.

I think most of the time if someone's processing the audio before it's recorded [written to disk] they're either adding data to the original [e.g. a maximizer] or don't care so much about the original, e.g. using a vocoder. Otherwise the strategy's similar to scanning photo prints/negatives -- capture the max amount of data so you can fix things later in editing. IOW if you want to record better audio, start with a better audio source, whether that means a YouTube clip with higher quality audio or using a decent mic etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

#20 Gerda
My recommendation in my comment #7 was downloaded a couple of years ago, at that time I had no trouble with malware, and if I had I would not have recommended it. A number of my friends have also installed it without problems, it is a shame if it does have problems now but unfortunately that's the nature of the Internet.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Unfortunately this is like every other audio capture program I have tried on GOTD, ie it can only use the audio drivers built into your laptop. My Lenovo laptop does not provide audio inputs for mixer or speaker - it only has option of mic, midi or line in - useless. Lenovo argue that the app developer is required to write the drivers where audio capture is needed?
So this app is no better than 100's of others for my lenovo ideapad - ie useless.

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

@26 Alternative, thanks for mentioning this one from Wondershare. The best one so far, love it ! Look at the website of Anisoft, it is full of language errors how can you ever trust their software. NOT !

Reply   |   Comment by Minny  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I'm inclined to stick with Audacity, which also allows me to edit the recordings. In fact it's distributed with a lot of hardware now.

Some people will have to edit their Windows settings to turn on their stereo mixer to be able to record from the computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

here if you want to try before you buy. https://applian.com/replay-music/

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

tried it and it recorded ok, but when I played back the audio it sounded too low. had to use my media player to hear what I recorded. it would be nice to have a tag audio with this program, however it don't and for that reason I'm giving it a thumbs down. for $19.99 you can get a real good recorder called replay music 5.5 from https://applian.com/order/order_paypal_cd2013?pkg=RARN&tag=RARN5&referral=applian.com (not to mention it has a tag audio and tag fast depend on your system.) I'm using win7 32bit and it works great. I lol at the $39.99 price this bad software offer.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Funny coïncidence that I needed a soundrecorder this morning to record a part of a radioprogram, after a brief search I came upon Wondershare Sreaming Audiorecorder. I downloaded, installed the trial version and it did it’s job excellent. The installing does not come with any bloatware, just with the Wondershare Player I don’t need so uninstalled this. You have the option to choose the bitrate of the .mp3 files. I will defenitely not download anything from developers who lie or provide confusing information like Anishare does with explaining the differences between the free and paid version. If you need an audio recorder maybe you should give Wondershare a try, their website looks professional, clean and clear information nothing tricky. Location: wondershare.com/pro/streaming-audio-recorder.html
Have a great day!

Reply   |   Comment by Alternative  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

In addition to my previous comment, above.

After reading the other comments, I decided to test the quality of recording sound from music playing on the PC with this software. (Btw, I have a Windows 7 64 bit OS and a powerful 3D capable laptop.) I changed the audio device to Stereo Mix and turned up the recording volume to full. After playing back the song I recorded, I detected a slight loss of quality. There was a thinner sound with not as much bass. This makes the software not suitable for professional use and a bit frustrating even for personal use. I found the online help files a bit vague, too, when I clicked the link 'How to mix microphone when recording stereo'. It really didn't impart any really helpful info at all, I thought.

However despite the software not really cutting it when recording music playing on the computer - on my PC, anyway - it does do a good job when recording sounds with the computer's built in mike.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

It doesn't work they way it could be.
I would like to suggest you one of the best free ones that I know: Audacity. It's not just the audio recorder, it can be used to edit audio, for both normal and professional user.
Home page: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (free + open source)

Reply   |   Comment by Do Le Vu  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

downloaded and installed. Test recording was done on a youtube clip, but the playback of the recorded file revealed nothing. Had to uninstall it since it does not seem to work.

Reply   |   Comment by abc  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

They have a free version and a paid version on their web site. The paid version has support and updates. The free one has adverts.
As this GOTD has no support or updates it must be the free one but without the adverts. Confirm?

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Didn't work for me... Not surprising because my soundcard often has clashes with the motherboard's inbuilt card.

More annoying was when I tried to uninstall it... I got the old "some files could not be deleted" report, so I went to the Ainishare folder, saw that there was a single file remaining: DiscountInfo.exe - which couldn't be deleted because it was running. I don't know what DiscountInfo.exe does, but that is not a good thing! Had to bring up the Task Manager to kill it.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Carroll  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

free upgrades for how long?
site says in table: Life-time free upgrade
purchase benefits: Free upgrade for one year.

Extremely strange that xp-man (comment7) say you should install a malware, that is hard to deinstall.
You must translate to english:

Reply   |   Comment by Gerda  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Installed and registered effortlessly, at the end of which the exe program opened: a compact interface which I found very intuitive. I spoke to myself and noticed that the left and right indicator bars moved to the right. I wondered if I could record my voice with no setup. I pressed the prominently displayed 'Record' button, and said a few more words. To finish, I pressed the 'Stop' button. A popup asked if I wanted to hear what I had recorded, and I clicked 'yes'. With crystal clear quality, my recording played back. I noticed that on the right hand side of the screen, the recording had automatically recorded with date and size automatically recorded.

This is all the time I have to give this program tonight, but I can tell it's going to be an absolutely winner. Effortless and flawless so far.

Thank you muchly, Ainishare and GAOTD. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Dear GOTD team,

If any giveaway's terms are differ from the norm, it would be helpful for you to actually TELL us so, perhaps by replacing the 'terms and conditions' paragraph as appropriate for each one..?

Many potential users don't download because of the standard terms and conditions, so notifying us/them of any differences would - almost certainly - increase the number of downloads and, therefore, the developer's potential market.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

WIN 7 64 BIT. wont start click on it and it opens for split second and then shuts.

Reply   |   Comment by dawooda kram  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

@ 2...Sometimes when pasting doesn't work, instead of right click - paste, try holding the Ctrl and V key. That usually works!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Z  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

No problems downloading, installing or registering, and it worked fine at all bit rates. The only problem seems to be that the recording doesn't stop cleanly when played back on the included player, but that's not a problem if you playback in WinAMP or something similar. Unfortunately, for me, it only records to MP3. It's a good program if you have nothing else, but I prefer Streamosaur because it gives you the option to record in uncompressed WAV format which makes editing the recording easier without double encoding the finished file.
A worthwhile program to have though.

Reply   |   Comment by Artie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

@Stortch ... to get audacity to work on windows installs later than xp, you need to install a virtual soundcard emulator...this will enable the "what you hear " feature. wish i could remember the name of the emulator...but with some creative googling i am sure you can find it.

Reply   |   Comment by JackS  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

This comment is for Zanardi. Windows has an equalizer. Use it it works.

Reply   |   Comment by lebrodo57  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

What Ashraf said:
The real test of an audio recording program is if it successfully records audio from your sound card/speakers. Unfortunately for Ainishare Audio Recorder, it fails that test.

You are more than welcome to give Ainishare Audio Recorder a try yourself, but I don’t recommend it.

What Ashraf said is TRUE.
On 21 January 2013, I got this software from another giveaway site - installed, activated and tried it. Experienced what Ashraf said above.
So fed up that I un-installed it immediately.

How do I remember this 8 months later?
Because I added in the file name of the downloaded setup file for that Ainishare Audio Recorder these remarks [FAIL - USELESS]. So that in future when I see this being offered again, I would be reminded and forewarned.

And this is what happened today. So SKIP.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)

# 4. Zanardi

Why didn't you read Ashraf's review?

Main Bug pointed out by Ashraf using Windows7 as OS: no ability to record audio from speakers/sound card.

Other drawbacks: no HELP DOCUMENTATION and no ability to record in different audio formats other than Mp3 (in WAV, OGG, WMA format, for instance).

Enough for me to give it a THUMBS DOWN!!!


http://www.audiodope.org (==> Audio editor + Sound recorder + text to speech converter + frequency analyzer)

Then to edit any AUDIO file like a PRO:



Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+124)

Tried this hoping it was HDAudio aware and able to record from output pins as well as windows provided input pins... alaa this is NOT Hd audio aware and can only record form official recording devices. without a wav or soumdmixer input you will not be able to do the things the softwares description says about recording internet radio or anything you can hear from your computer... vissapointing to find such an obsoleted program beimg sold 6 years after vista and crippled HDAudio drivers became the norm!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

To #1 Ashraf: thanks, but two questions:

a) what are bugs in this program?

b) what program as freeware is doing equalization for recording and for listening in real time? Sometimes, the incoming sound is bad, low in level, so one needs the equalizer to boost and improve bad income sound.

Thanks to answer.

Reply   |   Comment by zanardi  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installation went smoothly as did registration, on opening a dull interface was presented, the colour scheme made it difficult for my old eyes to read some of the text.
Because of comment 3 I tested recording at the maximum bit rate in stereo and had no problems whatsoever.
The scheduling interface is its strength from the aspect of the number of variables allows, these range from time and date settings, opening an application or going to a URL before recording , the ability to control the end of recording by the size or it's length in time and finally the closing of an application.

If you need reasonably complex scheduling arrangements it is probably a good program to try, for simple scheduling a FREE program that does this, one I use is the following:-

Snagit released one of their versions as freeware a few years ago and it is probably worth having a look on the Internet to see if it is still available.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)


1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly personal usage.

While going to the ditributor´s site I see:
- Considering that, this prog. becomes identical to their free version

Now the logical conclusion means:
- This is NOT a giveaway of an otherwise sold product - it´s just the always free version
- What you get for free is the GOTD-Wrapper... (lol)

Btw: Masses of such tools are available for free - not only from Ainishare

Reply   |   Comment by ws  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+120)

Dear ws,

This giveaway version includes free upgrades and free technical support.

Have a nice giveaway!

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

Been locking for a audio recoder, Audicity donesnt work..maybe this can? Will try...thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-69)

Installed and registered smoothly.. but..
It doesn't work and doesn't record anything that can be heard when played-back

Reply   |   Comment by Kondoril  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

ok now i have a second problem. both using my creative sound blaster, and my onboard audio chip, the recording is significantly slower, and distorted heavily, on the higher bitrate settings. Rare for me, but I have to vote this one down. Thanks, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by JackS  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

Only problem I had so far was with registration. No matter how many times I copied the text from the readme, it would NOT paste into the box. even right-click and paste didn't work. had to type it in all by hand.

Reply   |   Comment by JackS  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

*Record audio from your sound card (aka what you normally hear from your speakers) or microphone
*Supports hotkey to start/stop recording
*Has automatic recording features
*Has a built-in audio player that allows you to play back recorded audio

*No offline Help

Free Alternatives
Hanso Recorder
APowerSoft Free Audio Recorder

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+93)
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