Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SpeakEasy transfer of recordings

I am currently a TA for a class and recently had to help a student record a lecture because he wasn't able to attend. I know, such a good life, students nowadays haha.

But it is also relatively simple with today's technology that is available to the world. It all hinges on the iPhone. I originally got an app called SpeakEasy, about a year ago, so that I could record lectures too. What I did not realize was that there isn't a straightforward way to transfer the recording OUT of the phone onto your computer - because I did not see the need to do that before.

Now that I need to transfer the recording on a class wiki for the student, I decided to find out a way to get around it. People spoke of a wifi function (nope didn't see that) that you could transfer to your PC, also a SpeakEasy Connect software that is nowhere in sight, and to ask the maker of this app,, but their website has been down for ages it seems. All bummers.... Big time....

My backup plan was to play the lecture again and then do a second recording on my PC.

But I wasn't ready to give up yet - and I got lucky. Chronicling this will allow me to acknowledge the sites I went to as well. I got my first inspiration from this site, which documented a way to transfer files recorded with SpeakEasy from iPhone to PC WITHOUT SpeakEasy Connect via an iPhone file browser. It could have been easier but, I was averse to the word "jailbreak" which the author seems to allude to in the description. But I was sure one of those myriad of iPhone apps out there will be able to peruse files in iPhones without having to do something drastic and illegitimate. Then I found on one of my favorite sites: Life, my solution, introducing me to i-FunBox. There install this, and find your file under "User Applications">SpeakEasy>Documents!

It will be in AIFF format. To convert to MP3 or other formats, use iTunes =)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! this helps a lot!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, this was exactly what I needed. :)

I was just wondering if I was supposed to install iFunBox on my computer or on my iphone (there is an app called like this, but it is not the one you want). In case anyone else does the same: You just need to install it on your computer and then connect your iphone with it. There is no app needed to access the files on your iphone. But if you also want to transmit files from your computer to your iphone you might want to get the app iFileExpress.

Kind regards