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recording phone calls
January 21, 2018
7:01 pm
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June Genis
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Is it possible to capture audio from a phone conversation initiated either from my phone or computer?  If so, can that file then be a to an app that will transcribe it?

January 23, 2018
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Fred Hagedorn
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I don’t know if I’m allowed to respond, as this site is owned by the Geeks On Tour, but I’ve found an app that works well with what you might be looking for.

I have an Android phone and the app can be found at the play store. Just do a search for “ACR”. 

It records incoming and outgoing phone conversations, allows you to save them in an assortment of areas, such as your Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive. I use the “paid” version and love it.

However…you must be careful as there might be laws in effect as to how you use the recordings.

 

I’m looking forward to hearing what Chris advises. 

January 23, 2018
4:12 pm
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Thanks, Fred.  I’ll look into that app.  I believe the legal requirement in most states is that you tell the party you are talking with that they are being recorded and also what the recording will be used for.  Presumably they can then hang up if they don’t like the terms.

January 23, 2018
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Of course you can respond Fred! That’s great to get your ideas.

This is something We’ve never done – record a phone call, but it sounds like a great idea for family research and records. If you made it a video call and recorded it, then upload it to youtube and it does a pretty good job of transcribing for the closed captions.

You may also want to look into https://www.speakpipe.com/  just for recordings. 

A down-and-dirty idea is to just play that recording for your phone to type – just like if you were talking to Siri or a the keyboard microphone.

We’ll keep looking

January 24, 2018
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Look what I found on Komando.com!

Apps to record phone calls.

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