OK, some of you are just WAY more brilliant than I am when it comes to electronics/computer stuff. Maybe you guys can give me suggestions and help me out.
I have Onenote that I would like to try using because I like the feature that will allow me to record what is being said so that I can replay that part of the lecture if I miss something. I would also like to be able to record my lectures and burn them onto CDs so that I have something to listen to during the 40-minute commute.
I am trying to figure out if there is a voice recorder (of decent quality) that I can plug into my computer as it records (so I can be using it with Onenote), but that will also allow me to then burn the recordings onto CD. Some, I'm wanting to kill two birds with one stone where I would otherwise theoretically be recording the same lecture twice. Can anyone help with this? Maybe, all I need is a great microphone to be able to use with Onenote and then do this (I haven't gotten that far in my Onenote ventures). But, I would love to have a voice recorder that could potentially be used alone.
So, can any of you tech-Gods help?
You were on the right track. As long as your laptop has a mic-in jack, all you need is a good mic, one designed for large lecture halls, not dictation. There are good ones that can do both though. When you use the OneNote record function, it saves the recording as a WMA file in the OneNote directory. All you have to do is use Microsoft's Media Player, or another media player that recognizes WMA files, to burn them to CD. If you use Media Player, just have it continuously monitor your OneNote directory for new files. Then, every time you do a new recording it will automatically show up in Media Player and you can burn it. Also, if you own a digital music player other than an iPod, you can just sync your recordings with it and then listen to them with your DMP. It'll save you on burn time and CDs and allow you to listen whenever/wherever you want.