Recording continuous audio
March 19, 2007 8:15 AM Subscribe
Is there any sound recording program for Windows that is designed to record continuously, such as for archiving police radio?
posted by chef_boyardee to computers & internet (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a smallish city where we sometimes see police or fire truck activity going on (about the only excitement). The newspaper is kind of crappy and doesn't report on these things much, but the police scanner is a goldmine. I can't listen to it all the time, so I thought of just routing the audio to a sound file and accessing it when I need it.
I could just record with Audacity or Goldwave, but these programs just create one giant sound file, and you can't access it until the recording is finished. I figure there's got to be a program more suited to this purpose. Ideally it would create one new file every hour, and the currently-active file could be listened to anytime without disrupting the recording.