[All?] Dictator - the most undemocratic recording and dictation software ever

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Fri Apr 24 15:25:43 CEST 2009

Matthias Felsche wrote:
> Dear list,
> a new application has been released at opkg.org:
> http://www.opkg.org/package_207.html
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Dictator
> It's a recording application which records your speech via mic, the incoming gsm-sound only or both --> a whole phonecall.
> I hope you will enjoy it!
> Please gimme feedback on errors etc.
> I already know it's recording volume is quite low.

I tried it with the SHR testing distro.
Dictator recorded both sides of a phone call, albeit very low.

Recording from mic only didn't work for me. I got nothing, even though I 
happened to sneeze loudly in the middle of one test.

Also, dictator seems to record in stereo, while these sources are mono. 
One channel is silent. Avoiding unnecessary stereo gives the cpu less 
work, which is important with this weak cpu. (The game linball works 
with mono sound files but have choppy sound with stereo, for example.)

Helge Hafting

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