San Anselmo, CA (PressExposure) September 27, 2007 -- Applian Technologies has just released the Freecorder Toolbar Sound Recorder, a free audio capture program for Windows Vista which restores the audio recording functionality previously available in prior versions of Windows. Using a new driverless recording process developed by Applian, the software allows customers to capture audio as MP3 files from virtually any application or internet stream. Freecorder Toolbar is free, and available today from http://www.freecorder.com.
Historically, all PC's had sound card drivers with an easily accessible recording line, and also allowed recording applications to install custom sound card drivers. Today, the sound card drivers that ship with Windows Vista rarely make a recording line available, or if a sound card does have a recording line, that capability is buried. And the new driver signing requirement of Windows Vista has permanently disabled sound capture technologies that relied on custom drivers. Before Freecorder Toolbar, it has been difficult or impossible to capture audio in Windows Vista.
Freecorder Toolbar works inside both Internet Explorer and Firefox, and offers simple one-button recording that saves everything you hear from your PC speakers as either an MP3 or WAV file. It will also record from the microphone or line-in inputs on your PC. Additionally, Freecorder Toolbar includes a powerful Google-based search, and optional browser enhancements like a radio tuner, weather bug, pop-up blocker, search highlighter and more.
âWe are thrilled to be able to give consumers an easy-to-use universal audio recorder that works great with Windows Vista and XPâ said Applian CEO Bill Dettering, âInternet audio or application-generated sound can now be saved by everyone. And our convenient browser-based interface offers enhanced search capabilities and other cool tools, all for free. Everyone should have this great little recorder on their browser.â
Freecorder Toolbar was developed in partnership with Conduit, the leading platform for building online communities via community toolbars. "Our vision at Conduit is to provide website publishers with the most powerful components and content for their community toolbar, and ultimately to deliver a superior end-user experience," said Ronen Shilo, CEO of Conduit. "Applian is a clear leader managing streaming media and we are delighted to provide their highly useful tools via our platform.â Freecorder Toolbar contains no advertising, and is available for free from Freecorder.com. It requires a PC running Windows 2000 or later.