Scheduling tasks

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  1. Mike LS

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    Does anyone know of a way to have automatically scheduled tasks perform on a PC? I know about the Windows Task Scheduler, but I don't think it'll really do what I want.

    What I'd like to do is have a way of automatically recording a webcast at the same time every morning.

    Starting the stream probably wouldn't be a problem...that's just a case of having a shortcut executed at a certain time (when the link is executed, it launches media player automatically and starts the stream).
    What I'm wondering is if it's possible to have a recording program start up or even just start recording at a specific time. It's easy enough for me to leave a recording program open on my system, but how to get it to begin recording?

    What would be great is if there were a way to automatically open an internet shortcut, then execute a keyboard shortcut in my recording program (Adobe Audition).

    Any way of doing this?
     
  2. Kimmo Jaskari

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    I turn mind off....it seems to always start when i'm doing something..lol no matter when I set the time.
     
  4. Mike LS

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    I've looked at the endless list of macro programs....I was really wondering if anyone is or has used one that works well.
     
  5. Kimmo Jaskari

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    Alas, no, just wanted to give you some good starting points. Presumably any of them would do what you need, doesn't sound overly complicated.
     
  6. Mike Wilk

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    "What I'd like to do is have a way of automatically recording a webcast at the same time every morning."

    I do this 7 days a week, 4 or 5 times a day during the week with TotalRecorder. It can capture any sound coming through your sound card as a WAV or convert to mp3 at a large variety of bit rates, mono or stereo. The pro version, costs about $35US, allows editing.

    YMMV
     

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