Show ANR on Start
If checked, ANR's front panel (main program window) will show up on the screen immediately after the program was started.
Launch ANR on StartUp
If checked, Audio Notes Recorder will automatically launch itself every time your computer starts up.
Pack Cassette on Delete
If checked, digital cassette will be optimized for minimum hard disk space usage every time some message is being deleted.
Change Export WAV Quality
When exporting a message or cassette to WAV, EXE or for direct E-Mail sending, you will be prompted to lower sound quality in order to reduce exported file size.
No Transparency in Message Editor
If the program freezes when you attempt to open Message Editor it might be that there is a problem with displaying Message Editor's transparent bar. In that case the solution is to enable this option and disable transparency without losing any program functionality.
Run without Tray Icon
If you enable this option the program will not place its icon in the tray area of the taskbar so it will run as a standard Windows program that can not be minimized to tray.
User Logo & URL
Registered users can change small Logo on ANR's front panel (positioned between cassette wheels) as well as URL sitting behind it. Click on Browse button to find designated image file (bmp format only) on your disk and type in URL of choice in the second field available. Ideal image size for Logo is 43 x 43 pixels, but you can also use bmp image of any other size and it will be scaled to fit.
Separator Sound (cassette export)
When exporting a whole digital cassette (all messages to one file) Audio Notes Recorder can automatically add separator sound between messages. Click Browse to choose WAV file to be used as separator. Make this textbox empty if you do not want to use separator sound at all.
Use Windows/ANR Volume Controls (not available on Vista computers)
Choose which Volume Controls to bring up from Settings menu. Installation default for this option is Windows Volume Controls.
If Audio Notes Recorder's Volume Controls utility is selected you will get access to all sound card volume controls (playback and recording) at one place. Number of available sliders depends solely on the installed driver. However, some drivers could cause problems with this feature, so if you have problems with Audio Notes Recorder's Volume Controls utility you have to switch back to using Windows Volume Controls.
Note: Audio Notes Recorder's own volume controls utility can not work under Windows Vista so this option is not available. You will always have the following three options under Settings - Volume Controls: Mixer, Playback Devices and Recording Devices, and these will bring up corresponding Vista's dialogs.
Suppress Microphone Noise Level / Recording Volume
These two sliders should help you optimize
microphone's sensibility for getting best results with Voice Operated
Recording modes: V.O.R. and Spy.
With this option you can increase/decrease the signal level of recorded sound. The available range is from -100% (total silence) to +100% (double the input signal level). Please note that this kind of amplification is artificial so depending on the input signal it can come to degradation in sound quality if peaks get cut off.
Max Cassette Size
This text box provides you with the ability to choose maximum cassette size according to your preferences accepting integer values starting from 1MB up to 2000MB (2GB). The following table shows some estimates of how big a cassette file will be depending on the quality and length of recording:8-bit sampling
This slider allows you to fine tune maximum cassette size up to the limit set in Max Cassette Size text box.
Break Message While Recording
With this option you can maximize the length of a single message. In that case the program will automatically start new message during recording each time it reaches the limit you set. For example, if you enable the option, set it to 15 minutes and make 40 minutes recording, you will get that recording automatically divided into three messages, first two with 15 minutes each and the last one with remaining 10 minutes.
Temp Files Location
While program is working it has to create some temporary files. By default, those temporary files are saved to the same folder where cassette files are saved. Here you can change the location for temporary files and set it to either temporary folder used by the Windows itself (system) or any other folder you want (custom). Setting a custom folder is a good option when you have additional hard drive with plenty of free space.
On Stop Rewind to message start
If disabled a message will not automatically rewind to the beginning of the message when playback is stopped. Please note that default state for this option is enabled and it affects only digital cassettes.
Instant and Playback Pause rewind
Rolling Resolution (Mouse) [%]
This text box provides you with the ability to set percentage step for Exact Time Positioner navigation in conjunction with mouse wheel roll events.
Volume Control (front panel)
Determines whether ANR's front panel volume controls would change sound card's Master volume (Device volume on Vista) or Wave Out volume (Audio Notes Recorder Application volume on Vista).
Transcription Playback Settings
Three parameters available in this dialog give you full control over transcription playback mode. Transcription segment length tells the program for how long to keep the playback running before an automatic pause kicks in to give you time to catch up with typing. Pause between segments defines the length of the automatic pause and Auto-rewind before next segment tells the program how much to go back before playing the next segment. Default button will set all parameters back to factory values. With Test and Stop buttons you can try transcription playback on the spot providing you already have some recording to play.