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What is it?

HarddiskOgg takes a wave input stream from any Windows 95/98/2000/XP compatible sampling device (including microphone input and line in) and converts it to an Ogg Vorbis/Wave/Monkey's Audio/MP3 (optional) stream. This happens in realtime, so basically it is a harddisk recorder in Ogg Vorbis.

Features:

  • Real-time encoding with bitrates from 32kbit/sec. up to 320kbit/sec.
  • Stereo or mono recording from 8kHz to 48kHz
  • Automatic numbering of output files
  • Can be placed in the systray and activated by a single click
  • Smart on-the-fly normalization for low-volume sources
  • Uses the high quality, patent free Ogg Vorbis encoding engine. Ogg Vorbis easily outperforms MP3 in sound quality, especially at lower bit rates.
  • LAME MP3 encoder compatible. However, due to patent issues HarddiskOgg ist not distributed with the LAME encoding DLL. If you want MP3 support, fetch LAME_ENC.DLL from the web, but make sure you have the appropriate rights for doing so.
  • Command line mode for easy integration or scheduled recordings
  • No fuss or stupid skinned interface, just works.
  • HarddiskOgg is FREEWARE!

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HarddiskOgg main window screenshot

What is it good for?

Originally, HarddiskOgg was written to record the sound channel from TV, in particular music channels like MTV. Without HarddiskOgg, you would have to record to WAV first, then convert it to a space saving format using an external converter. While this is possible, it has one big disadvantage: it takes loads of disk space. While it is ok for recording one or two songs, you most probably cannot record more than a couple of hours.

With HarddiskOgg, you can record approximately 11 times longer, that is 18 hours per GB. So why not record one day (or even several days!) of MTV so you can fast forward through songs you don't like?

On decent PCs, you can even play the Ogg Vorbis or MP3 file with your favorite player while the recording goes on. This means you can listen for example to the radio in near realtime, but you can take a break whenever you want.

With some TV card/sound card combinations it is possible that sound recorded from TV is very low on volume. HarddiskOgg will automatically amplify the input signal before the encoding stage.

What is it not good for?

There's one thing you should definitely not use HarddiskOgg for, and this is CD to Ogg Vorbis/MP3 conversion. HarddiskOgg records from the analog sound card input. This means there will always be some quality loss due to the analog to digital converters on your sound card. Real CD rippers read the exact, digital audio data directly from the CD, which results in a much higher quality.

Where can I get it?

You can download HarddiskOgg together with some other cool freeware from the official downloads page.

Usage

MP3 encoding

The algorithms used in all currently available MP3 encoders are patented, and require a license even for non-commercial distribution. Consequently, HarddiskOgg can not include an MP3 encoding engine. Hoewever, it has drop-in support for the LAME encoding DLL. You can download it here, unzip it and put LAME_ENC.DLL into the HarddiskOgg directory. However, make sure you comply with local laws by downloading and/or using the DLL.

I strongly recommend encoding to the Ogg Vorbis format, which is much more versatile and has a much better quality than MP3, and even MP3Pro. The biggest advantage is that it is held free of patented algorithms, so encoders and decoders may be distributed free of charge. It is natively supported by many of the current players, including WinAMP.

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Hi .. I managed to get the download but have not been able to get it running.. have you got any simple hints for me as to how to unzip and start recording ?

Thanks::Glenn
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MUY BUEN SOFTWARE JAIME GRACIAS


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EN ESTA DIRECCION TAMBIEN PUEDEN DESCARGAR Audacity V. 1.0.0  

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