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    I need .amr format in sound recorder

    G'Day- I need to be able to record voice notes in .amr format inside Ubuntu on voice recorder (or any other app that will support it). I have the .amr libraries installed for playback but I don't have the expertise to figure out how to get sound recorder to bring it up as a selection in the format drop down list. Anyone that can assist I would be grateful.
    I am running 12.04

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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    Quote Originally Posted by i8bugs View Post
    ... I need to be able to record voice notes in .amr format inside Ubuntu on voice recorder...
    ...to figure out how to get sound recorder to bring it up as a selection in the format drop down list.
    Hi
    I don't think it's possible to record in amr format using gnome-sound-recorder.

    But if you make the recordings in a different format (such as flac), they can be converted to amr using FFmpeg.

    Install FFmpeg and extra codecs:-
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-53

    Then convert the files with commands like these:-
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i filename -acodec libvo_amrwbenc -ab 12.65k -ar 16k -ac 1 test1.amr
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i filename -acodec libvo_amrwbenc -ab 23.85k -ar 16k -ac 1 test2.amr
    (Use your own filename!)

    And if these are successful it will be OK to install WinFF gui and easy enough to make the pre-sets.
    Tutorial here ---> http://code.google.com/p/winff/wiki/HowToMakePresets
    Last edited by ron999; July 20th, 2012 at 06:29 PM.

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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    Thanks for the guide...I'll give that a try. I can dual boot in Win7 if that's easier for this task.

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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    see here
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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    Thanks Shantiq, I'm good a copy/ paste in terminal, but left to my own devices I don't understand coding. Any way to make this process a gui, like in WinFF?

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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    oh really here it is simple

    if you copy those lines in the boxes in your terminal you can test it easy
    no need to understand fully


    my only concern is if 8 kHz is enough for you ? you might want the 16 kHz but i see no way to install it


    anyway just try see
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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    OK I did the record...how do you stop it? Tried Enter and Esc and neither worked. Sorry can't figure that one.

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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    ctrl + c or control +z
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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    ctrl + c or control +z


    and to play back simply



    Code:
    play  myvoice.amr-nb
    or
    Code:
    play  myvoice.amr
    if you have renamed it to that
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    Re: I need .amr format in sound recorder

    ok i8bugs cracked it ! with help from the sox forum




    now this may look a tad daunting but if u follow step by step here you will record a perfect 16000Hz wideband amr file


    1. first remove the sox we already have as we need to compile it from source

    simply enter in terminal


    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove sox libsox-fmt-all

    2. download sox from source ==>here/once downloaded double-click and save to your home folder you will now have sox-14.4.0 in your home folder


    3. back to terminal and again simply enter in terminal


    Code:
    cd sox-14.4.0
    then
    Code:
    ./configure   --enable-dl-amrwb
    and wait takes 3 to 4 minutes

    then
    Code:
    make
    and wait 3 to 4 mn


    then
    Code:
    sudo make install
    or
    sudo checkinstall



    now to use !!

    Code:
    rec -C 7  myvoice.amr-wb
    -C 7 for highest compression [smallest file] -C 1 for lowest your choice




    ctrl+c to stop recording


    then rename to amr


    Code:
    mv  myvoice.amr-wb myvoice.amr
    PLAY


    Code:
    play myvoice.amr
    Last edited by shantiq; July 26th, 2012 at 01:23 PM.
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