- Your device may come with an installation disc containing drivers and software. Consult the user guide for the full process.
- Connect the device to your computer using the USB lead.
- The voice recorder may appear as an external storage device, or you may use software that came with it to transfer files.
- If the device uses software, consult the instruction book for specific details on exporting the files to your computer. When given the option, save them as .WAV files.
- If the device appears as a new storage device, it may automatically open a window when connected. If not, you will find it by double clicking on My Computer
- Locate the files you want to transfer. Right-click them and select Send To then My Documents.
- Open the My Documents folder. You can rename your files by right clicking and selecting Rename.
If no files show up when you open the device via USB:
- Click the start button.
- Open the control panel. This may be under settings.
- Open Folder Options.
- Click the View tab.
- Select the option to show hidden files and folders and click apply.
- Re-open the window for your dictaphone. The files should now be visible.
Via audio cable:
- Connect an audio cable between the voice recorder’s headphone socket and the computer’s microphone socket.
- Open an audio recording package. Windows has a sound recorder accessory, or you could download and use the free program Audacity.
- Start playing the dictaphone file, and start recording on your computer.
- Record about a minute of audio then play it back to make sure the sound levels are easy to hear. Adjust the recording volume until the audio is easy to hear without becoming distorted.
- When you are happy with the audio levels, record your whole file.
- Save the file in a format iTunes can use, such as .WAV or .MP3.
Getting the file onto iTunes:
- Open iTunes.
- Click File.
- Select Add File to Library.
- Browse to where you saved the dictaphone file and select it.
- iTunes will add the file to its library. The easiest way to find it will be by clicking the Recently Added playlist.
- When you are happy the file is on iTunes and working, connect and sync your iPod.
The audio from your voice recorder will now be on your iPod and you can listen to it at your leisure. Perfect for revising all those vital points wherever you are.
Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific details.