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Support Recording Lectures?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by niki998, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. niki998

    niki998 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So does the Samsung S4 record college lectures? Would it record at least an hour or more worth?

    Would I need to download an app?

    Thanks
     

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  2. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    There is a stock app called "Voice Recorder" I haven't used it yet though. I have used "Tape-A-Talk" to record up to 2 yrs without any problems. (This is my preferred recorded app of choice.)
     
  3. kah22

    kah22 Newbie

    niki998 did you get your problem solved? How? I'm heading to a summer school next week and the ability to record would be great.
    Kein
     
  4. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    Now that I think about it, are you asking about video or audio recording.
     
  5. niki998

    niki998 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    asking about only audio
     
  6. niki998

    niki998 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I haven't gotten my phone yet actually, so I don't think I'll be able to try this stuff out until then. Sorry
     
  7. trucky

    trucky Android Enthusiast

    I've used one in the Play Store called Smart Voice Recorder. You can set it to skip silence, and adjust the noise threshold for that. There are many settings you can tweak including where to store the recordings. I send mine to a mostly full MicroSD and still have 172 hours of recording space left.
     
  8. Outatime

    Outatime Android Expert

    I like Hi-Q MP3 Recorder. You have a control over the sampling rates and it's pretty straight forward to use.
     
  9. LouWags

    LouWags Well-Known Member

    I used the included Voice Recorder to record all of my lectures. My ONLY complaint was that it took forever to find an app that would play them on my PC at home. They are out there, though.

    Also, I found out the hard way that if you turn on the camera to take a photo of the whiteboard, it shuts OFF the voice recorder and you have to remember to turn it back on. Make sure you sit at the front of the class. You'll miss comments and questions from other students, though.

    Finally, I highly recommend you also take notes on the phone but don't sweat the details in class. Swype makes it a heckuva lot easier. Later, these notes make your review of the recordings a LOT faster because a lot of the notes will already be done.

    Typically, I recorded lectures while simultaneously taking notes on the phone. Then went home and uploaded the notes and recordings to my laptop. I opened the notes up on screen while listening to the recordings and updated the notes in various places with greater detail.

    Immensely useful. Don't make the mistake of relying solely on the voice recordings. If you do, you'll likely fail the tests. :)

    --Wag--
     
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