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    I am trying to use the sound recorder in my Windows 7, 64 bit machine. The problem I am having is that I get no sound. when I replay the file. I am making a recording as the file indicates the size, I just can't make it play. The file indicates a padlock on it and I suspect I need to remove that somehow. For what it's worth it is saved as a "wma" file, and I'm using windows media player to try and play it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carroll View Post
    I am trying to use the sound recorder in my Windows 7, 64 bit machine. The problem I am having is that I get no sound. when I replay the file. I am making a recording as the file indicates the size, I just can't make it play. The file indicates a padlock on it and I suspect I need to remove that somehow. For what it's worth it is saved as a "wma" file, and I'm using windows media player to try and play it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Bob,
    Hello... Go to control panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program .... and check if windows is set as default for "wma" .. if not ..."make it so" Regards Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carroll View Post
    I am trying to use the sound recorder in my Windows 7, 64 bit machine. The problem I am having is that I get no sound. when I replay the file. I am making a recording as the file indicates the size, I just can't make it play. The file indicates a padlock on it and I suspect I need to remove that somehow. For what it's worth it is saved as a "wma" file, and I'm using windows media player to try and play it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Can you inspect the file in a program like Audacity to check that it actually has 'amplitude' and not just a long period of silence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred J Usack View Post
    Bob,
    Hello... Go to control panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program .... and check if windows is set as default for "wma" .. if not ..."make it so" Regards Fred
    Yes, Windows is the default player.

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    Found the problem! I had the microphone plugged in thru a USB port. I plugged microphone directly into the computer ports in front and am recording. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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    Bob,

    Don't know about your problem but sometime ago I gave up saving in wma format and save everything now in mp3 format. It's much more compatible in more applications.

    Ken

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    Actually WAV is the most universal format. Unlike MP3, it reproduces the sound or music exactly as in the original as it does not compress. MP3 is a "lossy" format which loses some of the sound. Unless you need to conserve space, as on a mobile player, WAV is really preferable.

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