Find and Play Recordings

Open the Find and Play Recordings dialog box from the Find & Play menu item, or pressing the Find & Play Toolbar button.

All recordings in the specified recording folder will be listed.

Playing a Recording

To play a recording select it and press F9. When the Play Control Box opens you can move back and forward within the recording using the left and right arrow keys. To pause playback press the spacebar. To stop and go to the beginning press Esc. To move to the beginning press Home. To move to the end press End. To go back to the list of recordings press Enter.

Save As

This will save the selected recording to a different position in a local or networked folder.

To save the recorded file on your hard drive, select the recording and click the "Save" button. Enter the file name and click OK.

Deleting a Recording

To delete recordings, select them and click on the Delete button. You can select more than one recording by holding down the Shift key while selecting.

Send a recording

This option will allow you to send a recording through email.

Upload a recording

This option will allow you to upload your recordings to different cloud services including Google Drive, One Drive, and Dropbox.

Edit Audio

This will open the selected recording in WavePad: A full featured professional sound editor for Windows. When editing audio files you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. WavePad works as a wav editor or mp3 editor but it also supports a number of other file formats including vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and more.

WavePad is designed to be a very easy and intuitive to use for audio editing. Within minutes you will be able to open or record a file and edit it. But if you take time to explore the other features you will find many powerful tools for editing audio designed with the professional sound engineer in mind. WavePad comes in two versions a free basic version and a masters edition, both with a full-featured trial period.

Convert Sound File

Converts the audio file(s) to a different format using Switch. Switch audio file converter is very easy to use. With the selected files added into Switch, select the format you want to use, and then click the convert button. Switch supports converting to wav (PCM, ADPCM+, aLaw+, uLaw+, and others), mp3, au, aif/aiff, gsm, vox, raw, ogg, flac, .rss, .amr+ and more.


Allow simple and easy dictation of files using Express Scribe. This computer transcriber application features variable speed wave playback, foot pedal operation, file management and more.

Burn to CD-ROM

The selected files will be imported into Express Burn. Express Burn is also the fastest CD/DVD writing program in the world using proprietary optimizing systems. It will also create an index file which it will begin burning immediately to a data CD.

Folder Tab

By default, Find and Play lists only recordings in the local record folder.

You can change the default folder for holding your audio files or you can change the alternative folder to suit your needs.

If you want to play files over your local area network, install this program on the other computer and point it to the folder that the Find and Play Window is referencing.

View Filter Tab

The View Filter Tab allows searching and filtering on what is displayed in the list view.

You can search or filter what is shown by the text in each column, by the duration of the audio or by the date of the recording.

Speech Search Tab

On the 'Speech Search' tab you can choose to search for keywords in the recordings. You must select an installed Speech Recognition engine (eg. Dragon Naturally Speaking, IBM Via Voice). Microsoft supplies a free 'Speech Command and Control' engine (filename actcnc.exe) and this can be located using an internet search engine. Please note any speech engine used must support Context Free Grammars. You can also optionally select a trained speaker for the engine.

If multiple times are found on your speech search clicking on the file will provide a list of the "key found at" times. Speech searching places a bookmark to hold the place in the audio when multiple times are found so you can jump to the keyword.

Play Options Tab

Set the sound device you use to play your audio file, also set 'Variable Speed Slow' and 'Variable Speed Fast' to vary the speed of playback.

Clicking 'Update Now (Rescan for new recordings)' will add or remove any recordings that have been made or deleted since the last update.