Pocket Outlook (for PocketPC) -- Notes with Sound Recordings

Posted on 2003-12-02
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
** This question is being posted in the Outlook area for lack of a more appropriate forum. **

I have a handheld device (Siemens SX56) running Windows PocketPC, 2002, Phone Edition. The device has Pocket Outlook installed. It synchs with regular Outlook 2000 running on a desktop pc. Pocket Outlook permits you to create notes like desktop Outlook does, but Pocket Outlook lets you record sound and embed it in a note. That is, you open a new note for editing, click record, and VOILA, you have a sound recording. When the notes synch to the desktop, those notes, including the embedded sound recording, show up in desktop oulook, where they can be viewed, listened to, etc.

Q. -- How do you save the recording as a conventional sound file (WAV, WMA, MP3, etc.)?
Question by:GrayStrickland
  • 5
  • 3

Expert Comment

ID: 9865931
Do you mean, that once you transfer the sound file to your desktop, you want to change its type?
Or, do you mean, that you'd like to save the notes straight away under a different format?

Author Comment

ID: 9868148
My ultimate goal is to end up with a sound file on my pc which is independent of Outlook. I don't care whether its WAV, WMA, MP3 or something else. I don't care how it's done.

I am an attorney. Several times a week I have to record conversations with witnesses on my *office* phone. I have device which does this. The resulting file is transferred to my secretary, who has a USB foot treadle and an application which lets her play/stop/rewind/fastforward any sound file by foot, leaving her hands free to type (like old fashioned dication tape transcriber machines).

Recently I got a call from a witness on my Siemens SX56 PocketPC cell phone. I recorded the call using the sound recorder applet on the Pocketpc. What it did was to create an embedded sound file in an Outlook Note. Now that note with embed is on my desktop pc. I need a way to save the sound file so that I can transfer it to my secretary, so that she can type up the conversation. There is no option to call the witness and do it again. I need to get to this recording.

One option (maybe) is to start my PC sound recorder, set it to record, then open the sound note in Outlook and play it and hope like heck that the PC sound recorder can capture the output. But that sure seems like a kludge. Surely there's a way to save the note recording as a conventional separate sound file.

Expert Comment

ID: 9869985
OK, I see what you want to do.
I use Pocket PC, but never thought about that.

Without using any software, I do have an idea. Not the smartest solution, but I'm sure it would work:
if you say that you can play that sound file, then you could conect the output from your sound card, to the input as set any sound software to record.

I'll have a look at my Pocket PC, and see if I find some "proper" way to do it.
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Expert Comment

ID: 9870095
I just tried with my Pocket PC, and I don't see how I can save sound with Outlook.
Maybe it's because I have Pocket PC 2000, instead of Pocket PC 2002.

Though, I did record my voice, and it was just a .wav file; which plays in my computer just like any other sound file.

If you want, you can record yourself (just a couple of seconds), in the same way, and e-mail it to me. Then I'll try in my computer and let you know how to do it.

I'm still looking for a proper way to do it...

Author Comment

ID: 9871392

Send an email to <Email address removed by GhostMod> and then I'll email you a note with embedded sound file so you'll see what I'm up against.

Gray Strickland

Expert Comment

ID: 9881783
I sent you an e-mail, did you get it at all?
If not, this is my e-mail: <Email address removed by GhostMod>



Expert Comment

ID: 9885309
problem solved!
All you need is to download a program from here:


And you can use it to extract any attached file from Outlook.


Fernando Sanz

Author Comment

ID: 10585213
No acceptable answer was ever given. None of the tools proposed worked. No points are warranted. Flashdaddee gets a gold star for effort, but he didn't provide a solution.

Accepted Solution

GhostMod earned 0 total points
ID: 10609942
PAQed, with points refunded (500)

Community Support Moderator

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 trialware OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their Exchange server is no longer available or other critical issues with Exchange server or impo…
This article will help to fix the below error for MS Exchange server 2010 I. Out Of office not working II. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" III. Make Internal URLs and External…
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Suggested Courses

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question