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Can audio be exported from digital recorder to PC?

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#1 skymaster191


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

I have a little pocket sized Sony digital recorder. It looks like there is a connection for it. But I can't find any cable, if it even came with one. Can I transfer audio from this recorder to my PC with Windows 7?

Edited by skymaster191, 07 June 2012 - 03:10 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

What is the model number of the recorder. We can check specs and see if it has an audio out jack. Without knowing the model and it's functionality and capabilities we are all guessing. If it doesn't have an audio out. The only way I can see to get the audio onto the computer. Would be to play the audio and use a microphone on the computer to capture it if you have one.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

The key here really is the model number to find a user manual.

For the least expensive models the only option may be to play back the audio and record it to your PC, either with a microphone or a patch cable.

Some recorders have a mini or micro USB port (is this the connection you mentioned?), so transferring the file via USB might be an option. It's unlikely that a recorder would have a non-standard interface -- the user documentation would tell you what cable to use.

If your recorder uses interchangeable memory cards, like SD or micro-SD cards, the best way is to pull the card, plug it into a card reader, and read the file.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:43 AM

If you have a Sony ICD-BX112 then you only have an earphone and microphone jack.

If you have a Sony ICD-PX312 model recorder it allows download/transfer via USB.

EDIT: meant to add that the flash storage is built in and record in MP3.

Edited by buddy215, 08 June 2012 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

I checked again, and my model only has earphone and microphone jacks like Buddy says.

Wait a minute, I just thought of something. My Samsung camcorder with SDHC memory card, will easily export to and replay on Windows 7. I should be able then to store the audio on my hard drive. If for some reason that doesn't work, I'll buy a PC microphone if it's cheap.

Thanks for your input.

Edited by skymaster191, 09 June 2012 - 06:11 PM.

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