Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Recording sound on webpage

Posted on 2004-10-15
3
141 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I wanted to know about any method of recording sound of the user on a webpage. Actually what i want to do is to record sound on the client side, compress it and move it to the web server. I have seen Microsoft's Speech Application SDK, but it only provides sound recording support with Telephony Application Server.
Can anyone suggest me any possible solutions. I'll be obliged
0
Comment
Question by:Fizz
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
VirusMinus earned 500 total points
ID: 12325840
courtesy - dorward
-------------------

 The only ways that I can think of would be:

(a) ActiveX - yucky, Microsoft Internet Explorer specific, Microsoft Windows specific, permission problems.

(b) Java Applet - slow, permission problems

(c) Custom browser plugin - needs to be custom written for each browser and for each platform, requires user to install.

You would be better off producing instructions on how to use common sound recording utilities and linking to a few free ones (I suggest at least covering Windows and Mac users here, at the moment the technical competence of the average *nix user is enough for them to figure it out themselves). Make sure that you point out the user requires a sound card and a microphone!

Then use a file upload script to actually get the sounds.

(It is probably possible to record sound with JSP, PHP, etc... however it would record from a microphone that you would have to attach to the server - not a whole lot of use ;)

another answer courtesy cool12399
---------------------------------
 If you mean -- is there something currently that does what you need
(i.e., an existing activex control that records audio from a webpage),
I don't believe so.

Although there are plenty of 'conversion' tools, I don't believe the people
who know the *audio* formats have written that kind of tool. (I've was actually planning of writing an activex control exactly like you are talking about several years ago, because it would be really cool, but wasn't sure about the audio formats so moved onto other projects).

However, nowadays their are plenty of activex controls, so with a bit of tweaking, you should be able to do that. Check out this link for some controls:

http://www.shareup.net/Audio-MP3/Utilities-Plug-Ins/Blade-And-Lame-MP3-Encoder-Active-X-Controls-review-9782.html
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
HTML5 frame 5 31
Create animated movies for web page 18 86
.htaccess css/images no longer loading 4 38
HowTo set a global variable in javascript or jQuery 4 22
This article explains how to prepare an HTML email signature template file containing dynamic placeholders for users' Azure AD data. Furthermore, it explains how to use this file to remotely set up a department-wide email signature policy in Office …
When crafting your “Why Us” page, there are a plethora of pitfalls to avoid. Follow these five tips, and you’ll be well on your way to creating an effective page.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style elements, such a divs, with a "drop shadow" effect using the CSS box-shadow property Start with a normal styled element, such as a div.: In the element's style, type the box shadow property: "box-shad…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)

828 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