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#1 iqchicken

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:41 PM

I recently got a little voice recording thingy for my birthday but i can't for the life of me figure out how to use the data it presents to me. It records everything into creative labs VOC format which is completely useless since I can't get it to play on the computer. I've tried to find a winamp plugin with no luck, I've tried several free conversion utilities that were not able to open the file. I've done the standard google search to find a solution.

What do they expect people to do with these files? It seems kinda strange that they would even offer you a usb port on the device to transfer it to your computer if you have no way of using that data. o.0 Creepy business.

The closest i've gotten to hearing the sound is by importing raw data into audacity using some weird settings. The output was barely intelligible and full of static. Does anyone know of a free converter that actually works or some other solution?

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#2 HitSquad

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:01 AM

Hi iqchicken.
That particular audio format appears to be very proprietory, mainly used by creative's line of soundblaster cards.
It's definetly not used much anymore. I don't know all the apps you've tried but there are a few listed here.
In all honesty, I wouldn't waste too much time trying to get it to work. I'd return\exchange it for something else.
BTW, What's the name and model # of this "little voice recording thingy"?

Edited by HitSquad, 27 February 2008 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:06 PM

it's an rca rp5022b, and i've tried quite a few programs, i'll check out your link. I can't exchange it cuz it was a birthday gift :D it's really cool, I just wish i could use what i've recorded other than to playback on the device itself

tyvm for the response! You're right, there's probly not much I can do sadly. =(


EDIT:

After quite a bit of searching, the only thing that i've found that can do anything at all with these files is here:
http://support.rcaaudiovideo.com/downloads.aspx?product=23

The Digital Voice Manager will allow you to convert files to wav and from there you can use another program (such as audacity) to convert to mp3 or whatever other format

It's not ideal, but it's the closest thing i've found so far :thumbsup:

Edited by iqchicken, 27 February 2008 - 12:31 PM.

System:

-Windows 10 pro 64 bit

-HDD (WD10EZEX)

-MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798)

-Socket 1155 LGA

-AMD Radeon HD 7700

-2 STICKS OF 16GB DDR 3 RAM (G.Skill F3-10666CL9-8GBNT)

-K120 Logitech Keyboard

-Centrophorus M601 Mouse


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:46 PM

The link in HitSquad's post said Winamp would play it. Have you got Winamp 5.x ?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:58 PM

Go to: Winamp -> Prefs (Ctrl+P) -> Plugins -> Input:

Nullsoft Waveform Decoder (in_wave.dll) -> Config

and make sure VOC is selected
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#6 iqchicken

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:45 PM

thanks for the further responses but no, I'm not really interested in just playing it.. i was interested in dumping the garbage format of voc in favor of something that is more useful to me, such as wav or mp3. After a lot of complaints from all over the place it appears creative finally decided to make the creative voice manager program that i linked to above. With that i can effectively upgrade the voc junk for wav and with audacity I can then make it into an mp3

System:

-Windows 10 pro 64 bit

-HDD (WD10EZEX)

-MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798)

-Socket 1155 LGA

-AMD Radeon HD 7700

-2 STICKS OF 16GB DDR 3 RAM (G.Skill F3-10666CL9-8GBNT)

-K120 Logitech Keyboard

-Centrophorus M601 Mouse


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:02 AM

Since i have a digital audio recorder which record audio in .voc format. and i cannot play it on my iPod.

 

After long search, i finally find a step by step video tutorial on how to convert VOC to WAV, MP3, WMA on Windows or Mac

 

Like to share here, hope it helps more or less.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:39 AM

Download this free trial to convert VOC to MP3, WAV, etc.

 

It supports almost all kinds of audio format like MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, MP2, DTS, 3GA, M4A, RA, WMA, AAC, AC3, OGG, AMR, FLAC, AU etc.

 

Happy with it.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:48 AM

From Apple discussion forum,

 

I find this useful method as follows:

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I use Avdshare Audio Converter to convert VOC files to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, AIFF etc

 

I like its batch conversion and convert without audio quality loss.

 

In fact, it can directly play VOC files.

 

It also helps to convert CAF, APE, FLAC, QCP, AMR, WMA etc.

"






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