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

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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.)?
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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?
GrayStricklandAuthor Commented:
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.
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.
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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...
GrayStricklandAuthor Commented:

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


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
GrayStricklandAuthor Commented:
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.
PAQed, with points refunded (500)

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