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March 4, 2008, 12:55 PM
This is very important for me as I am taking regular interviews of different national players and administrators over telephone.

Is there any way to record telephone conversations??

I am making overseas calls.

March 4, 2008, 01:00 PM
your answering machine should have the capabilities if you are using a land phone. but answering machine doesn't record for long time. There are items that you purchase and connect it between your answering machine and phone set and record it with that.

March 4, 2008, 01:33 PM
bhaijan.. ami sei itemtar nam jante chachchi...

March 4, 2008, 01:44 PM
Welcome to the world of investigation.

Digital voice recorder can be easily hooked in to any phone hand set and conversion can be recorded. After finishing one can easily transfer that in to ditigal files. I'll get the specs and price. The Staff who keeps track of all these are not here at the moment.

March 4, 2008, 01:52 PM
You can get tools to record calls to PC. One is:


March 4, 2008, 01:57 PM
Thanks T_E bhai and Zunaid bhai.

T_E bhai, I'll wait for your update.

Zunaid bhai, the "Record Phone Calls to PC" stuff looks perfect for the job. Now, I have to find out whether they will ship it outside US and the cost!!

March 4, 2008, 03:19 PM
In US this is available at RadioShack. In UK you might find in your local Maplin Electronics.

You are looking for something like this (this is from RadioShack). I have this one:
Mini Phone Recorder (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104040&cp=&sr=1&origkw=phone+record&kw=phone+record&parentPage=search)

From Maplin you will be able to find this one. You should be able to find this in your local Maplin, visit www.maplin.co.uk (http://www.maplin.co.uk) :
Phone Recorder (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=30352&C=Maplin&U=SearchTop&T=phone%20record&doy=4m3)

Just connect this with your phone line and connect the jack to your computer's Audio Input. Play/Start your phone conversion and hit record on any of the avialable Audio recording softwares. If you are looking for free audio recording software, then download Audacity. Great opensource audio software.

Audacity will let you edit and save the recording as MP3.

March 4, 2008, 04:27 PM
Excellent Nasif bhai.

The biggest Maplin store of London is near my university. :)

Thanks for the full package.

March 5, 2008, 01:46 PM
Sony Voice Recorder.
Digital & PC Compatible.
Max 15 hours 45 mins. (This should be enough for anyone :) )
32 MB FLash Memory.
PC Application software comes with it.
Model #: ICD-P210
US $40 - $60.

You can convert to MP3/WAV format.

When you start recording make sure you let others know you are starting to record;
Then state your name, time and date, state who is on the line, state with their permission you are recording this conversation. This is how the professionals do. ;)

March 5, 2008, 02:23 PM
Thanks T_E bhai.

March 5, 2008, 02:28 PM
Thanks T_E bhai.
You are welcome.

Now if you convert files to Wav format then you can avoid typing all together. You can also cut-chut your conversation while compiling. :) People can listen to the file directly. Since this will recorded make sure you start practicing with a heavy voice. Listen to Kaji Arif's abriti. Try to immitate him. or start singing Tagore songs. :)

March 5, 2008, 03:14 PM