How to Record Your Voice on a Media Player

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How to Record Your Voice on a Media Player
You can record your voice by using a computer microphone and Windows Sound Recorder. (young operator image by Valentin Mosichev from

Sound Recorder allows you to record short segments of audio, such as your voice, and save it as a Windows media audio (.wma) file. If you have a microphone and microphone input on your computer, you can use Window's built-in Sound Recorder tool to record your voice. You can then play your recording in Windows Media Player.

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Things you need

  • Computer with any Windows operating system
  • Computer microphone or computer headphones with a built-in microphone
  • Windows Sound Recorder
  • Windows Media Player

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  1. 1

    Connect your microphone's cord to your computer's sound card. This is usually a round sound jack connection on the back of the computer's tower. Often, it is pink in colour (see Resources.)

    How to Record Your Voice on a Media Player
    Connect the pink micorphone cord to the pink sound card jack on your computer. (connecteur image by fderib from
  2. 2

    Click the "Start" button to launch the "Start Menu" from your computer's desktop.

  3. 3

    Click the "Programs" option on the "Start Menu."

  4. 4

    Choose the "Accessories" folder from "Programs."

  5. 5

    Double-click "Sound Recorder" from the "Accessories" folder. This will launch the Sound Recorder tool.

  6. 6

    If you are using Windows XP click the button with the red circle to begin recording. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users should click the "Start Recording" button.

  7. 7

    Hold the microphone 2 to 3 inches from your mouth and speak. Sound Recorder will automatically begin to record your voice.

    How to Record Your Voice on a Media Player
    Position the microphone properly and speak into it. (operator image by Valentin Mosichev from
  8. 8

    If you are using Windows X, press the square button to stop recording. Windows Vista and Widows 7 users should press the "Stop Recording" button.

  9. 9

    Windows X users should click "File," then choose "Save" to save the recording. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, clicking the "Stop Recording" button will automatically launch a file-save prompt.

  10. 10

    Type a name for your sound file and choose a location on your computer to save your file.

  11. 11

    Double-click the file to hear your voice recording on a compatible media player.

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