AndRecorder - Frequently Asked Questions


Main screen:

Q: How do I START and STOP recording?

A: The big green microphone button on the main screen is used to start the recording - the button then changes to red.
Press again to stop the recording - the button then changes back to green.

Q: How do I PAUSE recording?

A: First, you have to enable recording pausing through settings. Once enabled, a "Pause" icon will appear when you start recording - press it to pause and unpause recording.

Q: How do I EXIT the application?
A: Press the "Exit" button - bottom-right corner on the main screen.
Alternatively, you can press the Android "Menu" button on your Android device and choose "Exit AndRecorder".

Q: How do I view the recordings I made?
A: Press the "Recordings" button in the bottom-left corner of the main screen.
Alternatively, you can press the Android "Menu" button on your Android device and choose "List Recordings".

Q: How do I change the settings?

A: Press the "Settings" button in the bottom part of the main screen.
Alternatively, you can press the Android "Menu" button on your Android device and choose "Change Settings".

Q: How do I open this FAQ page?

A: Press the Android "Menu" button on your Android device and choose "Help / FAQ".

Q: How can I contact the developer?

A: You can use the "Feedback" option on the main screen or simply send an email to andr.construction@gmail.com.
Alternatively, you can press the Android "Menu" button on your Android device and choose "Send Feedback".

Recordings list screen:

Q: How do I PLAY a recording?
A: On the recordings list, simply clicking a recording will start its playing.
You can also long-click (press and hold) a recording, then a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu choose "Play".

Q: How do I STOP playing?
A: While a recording is playing, you can press the stop button in the lower-right corner of the screen.

Q: How do I PAUSE playing?
A: While a recording is playing, you can press the pause button - second from right in the lower-right corner of the screen.

Q: How do I DELETE a recording?
A: On the recordings list, long-click (press and hold) a recording, then a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu choose "Delete".

Q: How do I RENAME a recording?
A: On the recordings list, long-click (press and hold) a recording, then a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu choose "Rename".

Q: How do I EMAIL a recording?
A: On the recordings list, long-click (press and hold) a recording, then a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu choose "Send by Email". Please note that due to attachment size limit on many email servers, you can only email short recordings (that will depend on the quality you've chosen - for STEREO, 10 MB file size will hold about 1 minute of recording for 44100, for 22050 it will be about 2 minutes and for 11025 it will be about 4-5 minutes).

Q: How do I PUBLISH a recording?
A: On the recordings list, long-click (press and hold) a recording, then a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu choose "Publish online". Please note that due to attachment size limit on many email servers, you can only publish short recordings (that will depend on the quality you've chosen). Your recordings will be available at andrecorder.posterous.com.

Q: How do I SORT recordings?
A: You can choose to sort recording by Date (Newer first) or by Name (alphabetically). Use the control in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Q: How do I choose which recordings to display?

A: You can choose to show recordings made during the last day, last week or all of them. Use the control in the upper-left corner of the screen and choose "Today", "Last week" or "All recordings".

Q: How do I REPEAT - One recording, All of them or None?

A: In the bottom row, you can click the "Repeat" button (second from left), which will switch between 3 options - Repeat One / Repeat All (=Proceed playback to next recording) / Don't Repeat.

Q: There is some delay between pressing "Stop" or "Pause" and the playback actually stopping - what can I do?
A: The delay is caused by a residual playback buffer, that is passed from the Android system to the phone. You can change the buffer size through Settings, by changing the "Playback buffer" setting from "10" to "4" (this will not work on some models).

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For Premium version users:

Q: How do I use Fast Forward during playback?

A: While in playback, you can press the FastForward button (originally shown with the "1x" caption). The playback speed will the double and you'll be able to hear the accelerated playback (the caption will change to "2x"). You can press again to double the speed even more (the caption will show "4x"). Pressing again will return the playback speed to normal.

Q: How do I skip and go back during playback?
A: While in playback, you can long-click (press and hold) anywhere on the SeekBar (the bar that shows the playback progress) to get to the relative part of the recording.
Alternatively, you can click-and-drag the SeekBar marker to any part of the bar.

Q: How do I add a recording to my Ringtones, Alarms or Notifications list?
A: On the recordings list, long-click (press and hold) a recording, then a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu choose "Create a ringtone". Then, you will be able to set the new ringtone name and use this recording as a Ringtone, Alarm or Notification.
Please note that the recording should be less than 30 seconds long.
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Settings screen:

Q: How do I set the HEADER of a future recording?
A: On the settings screen, press the "Recording header" control and enter the filename header, which will be used for your future recordings.

Q: How do I set the QUALITY of a future recording?
A: On the settings screen, press the "Recording rate" control and choose 44100 (highest quality - larger files), 22050 (medium quality) or 11025 (lowest quality - smaller files).

Q: How do I remove Android status bar notifications (the green/red button in the status bar of my phone)?
A: On the settings screen, unset the setting for "Enable notifications", then exit the application (back to main screen -> press Menu -> choose Exit). When AndRecorder is started again, no status bar notifications will be shown.

Q: How do I set the QUALITY (Recording rate) of a future recording?
A: On the settings screen, press the "Recording rate" control and choose 44100 (highest quality - larger files), 22050 (medium quality) or 11025 (lowest quality - smaller files).

Q: How do I set the QUALITY (Mono/Stereo) of a future recording?
A: On the settings screen, press the "Channel configuration" control and choose Mono or Stereo.

Q: How do I set the Date Format to be displayed in recordings list?
A: On the settings screen, press the "Recordings date format" control and choose the format you would like to use - Day/Month/Year, Month/Day/Year or Year/Month/Day.

Q: How do I change the AndRecorder Theme?
A: On the settings screen, press the "Theme" control and choose the Theme you would like to use. This selection controls the icons appearance throughout the application.
Currently, there are 3 available themes:
    * Original (by Andrey & Anna)
    * Carbon - White (by Andrei Kletskov)
    * Carbon - Black (by Andrei Kletskov)

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For Premium version users:

Q: How can I list my recordings in other music applications?

A: On the settings screen, you can set or unset the "List recs on music apps" control. This will either list or unlist the recordings you made in other music applications.
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Reported issues:

Q: Why is my recording shorter than expected? I recorded for a long time and only some parts appear in the recorded file.
A: On some Samsung phone models the recording doesn't work when the screen goes off (this is due to phone limitations). This results in incomplete recordings, which skips the bits while the screen was off. There are two possible solutions for this:
1. Use the "Prevent phone sleep" setting (available through Settings) - this should enable continued recording during screen-off periods.
2. Prevent the screen from shutting off through your phone settings. If you're concerned about battery usage, you can adjust the screen brightness to 0%. 

Q: My phone suddenly records silence - what can I do?
A: If this happens, turn the phone completely off and then on again - this should solve the issue.

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