Is there a mac solution to discover if our dog barks during the day?
February 1, 2007 5:02 PM Subscribe
Help me record my dog whining during the day with a mac book pro.
posted by tonylord to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So we have a gorgeous, wonderful 3 year old beagle, who apparently whines and barks during the day when we're out. One of our neighbours has mentioned that she sometimes whines when he walks past our apartment in the middle of the day.
We're trying to address this by various methods: leaving her stuffed kong toys and interesting food dispensing balls each morning, not making our leaving or return exciting events etc and we hope they're working. I'm not looking for further advice on how to deal with this at the moment.
The problem is, we don't know if what we're doing is working, because we didn't know the issue was there in the first place, if you see what I mean.
So how can we check if she is barking during the day? Is there a mac compatible programme that will allow us to record for 8 or 9 hours and play the resulting file back at a high speed, but a regular pitch?
Or maybe a programme that will only activate recording when a loud noise, like Ginger barking, is heard by the macbookpro's mike? Or perhaps a motion sensitive webcam programme?
Or are my suggestions entirely too complicated?
Help me out here guys!