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Q: Historical Lord Stanley recording ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Historical Lord Stanley recording
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: jhabley-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 08 Sep 2003 10:18 PDT
Expires: 08 Oct 2003 10:18 PDT
Question ID: 253532
In 1888, Canadian Governor-General Lord Stanley recorded an address to
the U.S. President onto an Edison phonograph cylinder. It’s the
world’s oldest known sound preserved on a record. I'm looking for an
audio copy of that recording that I can download.
Subject: Re: Historical Lord Stanley recording
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 08 Sep 2003 11:26 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Jhabley,  

A link to the historical Lord Stanley recording you’re seeking is
provided at The National Library of Canada website in the article A
Brief History of Recorded Sound in Canada.

“It was this type of phonograph upon which the oldest surviving
recording, a message of Lord Stanley, Canada's Governor-General, to
the people and president of the United States, was made.”

The National Library of Canada: Digital Library

You may listen to the Lord Stanley recording here:

RealAudio is streaming only, and the producer can set RealAudio to
stop you from saving it.

You may save RealAudio stream to disk with the following programs:

Any Recorder 1.68  

Publisher's Description: 
"Any Recorder is a sound recording program. It records sound
generated, or requested, by other computer programs, such as
RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, Quick Time, WinAmp, and many others.
The resulting files are saved in wave-file , MP3-file format. For
example, you can use Any Recorder to record: Audio from the Internet,
either audio files or live streams; a conversation, if you use an
Internet telephony program; music from a game program."
Free to try

Audio Recorder Deluxe 2.2 

Publisher's Description: 
“Audio Recorder Deluxe is a professional audio recording and editing
software package. It can record sounds from your favorite video game,
Internet broadcasts, or programs like Real Player. It can also record
conventional audio from CDs, microphones, vinyl records, and other
input lines on a sound card. You can store the captured sound files on
your hard drive in .WAV, .MP3, .WMA, .OGG or .VQF format, and burn
them onto a CD-ROM.”
Free to try

A PCWorld article offers the following tip:

“Note that RealAudio is streaming only, and the producer can set both
QuickTime and RealAudio to stop you from saving or modifying the file.
The workaround is to stop the file after it downloads but before it
finishes playing, then find it by its temporary name in the Internet
cache and save it with a new name in a new location.”

I tried this workaround but I couldn’t find the file in my cache. If
it doesn’t work for you, the best bet would be to use the programs I
mentioned above.

Search Criteria:
Lord Stanley recording
Save RealAudio stream to disk
Sound recording software for RealAudio

I hope this helps. If anything is unclear please request clarification
and I'll be glad to offer further assistance.

Best regards,
jhabley-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Perfect, great, thanks! Also appreciate the extra info on recording
streams -- I registered TotalRecorder for the same use, but it was
nice that you took the extra bit of time to do that as well.

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