Listen N Write

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Listen N Write

#1 Post by lautrepay » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:28 pm

Listen N Write can be used to play and transcribe ordinary WAV or MP3 recordings.
Listen N Write has special features, simplifying the transcription work as you can control via keys (while using its integrated word processor) and insert time markers (bookmarks).
Moreover, the audio stream is automatically rewinded a few seconds when pressing the Stop key.
Listen N Write can be considered the standard program for any transcription because of its simplicity of use and small size.
Listen N Write is especially designed for students who record lectures for professionals such as journalists, the nature of their work, are often forced to continue exhausting and transcripts of interviews can also be used by all those who attend refresher courses or conferences.
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Download the installer and extract with UniExtract.
The needed files are in the {app} folder.
Move comctl32.ocx, richtx32.ocx, CMCTLIT.dll and RCHTXIT.dll that are in the {sys} folder to the {app} folder. (See joby_toss's post below)
Launch Listen N Write.exe

The program writes settings to the application folder.

QUESTION:
Can this software be considered portable?

NOTE:
With this procedure it runs with no problems on Vista 64, but on XP 32 I had to run it in mode "Windows 2000 compatibility".
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Re: Listen N Write

#2 Post by joby_toss » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:29 pm

When you encounter softwares like this one, you don't need to move the files from {sys} subfolder in your System32 folder. You just move them into the {app} subfolder, where the .exe is.

I did not have to run RegLib.bat to make this one work. It also accesses/modifies some registry keys, unimportant. Portable enough for me.

By the way, it seems like a handy app! Thank you!

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Re: Listen N Write

#3 Post by lautrepay » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:40 pm

joby_toss wrote:When you encounter softwares like this one, you don't need to move the files from {sys} subfolder in your System32 folder. You just move them into the {app} subfolder, where the .exe is.

I did not have to run RegLib.bat to make this one work. It also accesses/modifies some registry keys, unimportant. Portable enough for me.

By the way, it seems like a handy app! Thank you!
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Re: Listen N Write

#4 Post by I am Baas » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:41 pm

I posted a link to some other software by Elefant Software before but it seems they now have more software to offer and English description.

http://elefantsoftware.weebly.com/index.html
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Listen N Write Portable

#5 Post by webfork » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:27 am

Sort of a cool idea to connect a rich text editor to an audio program for transcription. Very good idea I can see college students using.

Home page:
http://elefantsoftware.weebly.com/

Softpedia portable version I tested: v. 1.4.0.0

Not portable: writes to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID

There may be more but I had a weird system error during the test or I'd know if some of the other regedits were listenread's doing.


Setup:

* Run exe, send to a folder.
* Open "options - lang - english file", but the doc window will be Italian until you restart.


Other problems:

Tried to open an ogg file and the program gave an MCI error and crashed so that's really the end of that.

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Re: Listen N Write Portable

#6 Post by I am Baas » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:14 pm

Discussed @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 231#p41231

BTW, why link to Softpedia? The developer offers a portable version for download... http://elefantsoftware.weebly.com/uploa ... .4.0.0.exe
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Re: Listen N Write Portable

#7 Post by webfork » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:35 am

I thought I searched for that ... weird. Anyway, topics merged.
I am Baas wrote:BTW, why link to Softpedia? The developer offers a portable version for download... http://elefantsoftware.weebly.com/uploa ... .4.0.0.exe
Was flipping through their portable selection.

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Re: Listen N Write

#8 Post by I am Baas » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:11 pm

@webfork
lautrepay wrote:The program writes settings to the application folder.
joby_toss wrote:It also accesses/modifies some registry keys, unimportant. Portable enough for me.
?

Here's a good resource to learn about CLSID... http://www.systemlookup.com/
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Re: Listen N Write

#9 Post by joby_toss » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:33 am

I retested this one ("portable_listen_n_write_free_1.4.0.0.exe") and it seems to have the need to copy the (provided) file "richtx32.ocx" in "system32" (or "syswow64") folder (I didn't have this file prior to the application start), and leaves it behind.
Can anyone confirm?

@Baas: you are right, I was referring to the CLSID registry branches.

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Re: Listen N Write

#10 Post by lautrepay » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:14 pm

joby_toss wrote:I retested this one ("portable_listen_n_write_free_1.4.0.0.exe") and it seems to have the need to copy the (provided) file "richtx32.ocx" in "system32" (or "syswow64") folder (I didn't have this file prior to the application start), and leaves it behind.
Can anyone confirm?
You're right, joby_toss. It copies the ocx file to "system32" or "syswow64" and leaves it behind. Which reminds me what JohnTHaller said in this post... Calendar Magic depends on a lot of ocx files, but I didn't identify which functions requires them.
In conclusion, portables but not stealth and need administrator rights.
It's a pity. In my days of university student I spent hours and hours fighting against dozen of cassettes, transcribing the classes manually. This app would be very helpful for students that don't have a computer of their own...

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Re: Listen N Write

#11 Post by NickR » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:59 am

Now at Version 1.5.0.0

I don't think anything has changed much from the PFW point of view

Tx of head of Italian text in Versioni.txt

- Changed the translation management: the connection is made directly
to the upload page of the tongue;
- Updated the link to the website for donations;
- Changed the manager of the HTML pages, which is no longer open
with Internet Explorer, but with the default browser;
- Considerably increased the size of the main window.

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Re: Listen N Write

#12 Post by donald » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:30 am

Please consider taking the time to write to the Software Author/s with a detailed feature request for portability.

If we all PILE ON they might seriously consider a request for portability.

EG:Feature requests;
1.) Option to use comctl32.ocx, richtx32.ocx, CMCTLIT.dll and RCHTXIT.dll from the application folder when running portably. Not from C:\Windows\System32, or "syswow64" folders.
2.) Option to Not Write to Registry but instead to the application folder when running portably. (Example of an unwanted registry edit: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID)

Contact Elefantsoftware HERE

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Re: Listen N Write

#13 Post by Midas » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:02 am

Done!
Hi,

Having seen a mention of your software 'Listen N Write' at the TPFC forum (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/), and having a friend who would very much benefit from using this kind of freeware, I decided to submit a feature request for it to be made fully portable in an upcoming version.

The importance of 'portable' software can't be stressed enough nowadays, since most students like him have to work on totally locked down faculty computers, who don't allow for software installation or privilege elevation.

The capability to use comctl32.ocx, richtx32.ocx, CMCTLIT.dll and RCHTXIT.dll from the application folder when running portably, and not from C:\Windows\System32, or "syswow64" folders should be provided.

The possibility of not needing write access to the system registry should also be given, allowing instead to store settings in the application folder, at least when running portably (an example of an unwanted lingering registry entry is HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID; it should be deleted on program close).

Thanks for your attention and your generosity in giving away this software.
EDIT: I inavertedly reposted a later version of LNW as a portable submission @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... =4&t=16638

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Listen N Write

#14 Post by Midas » Fri May 04, 2012 9:35 am

A program of a very specific kind about which I've had many requests in the past; composed by an audio player and a simple text editor, capable of outputing plain text and rtf files; it has also recording capabilities. In my rushed testing, the portable version saved it settings in a Listen N Write.ini file in the Files subfolder.
http://elefantsoftware-en.weebly.com/listen-n-write.html wrote:Listen N Write can be used to play and transcribe ordinary WAV or MP3 recordings. Listen N Write has special features simplifying the transcription work as you can control via keys (while using its integrated word processor) and insert time markers (bookmarks). Moreover, the audio stream is automatically rewinded a few seconds when pressing the Stop key.
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Download portable @ http://elefantsoftware.weebly.com/liste ... nload.html

I have to say thanks to mrpink for enabling this discovery.

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Re: Listen N Write

#15 Post by mrpink » Fri May 04, 2012 10:17 am

Midas wrote: I have to say thanks to mrpink for enabling this discovery.
Are you kidding me? You had contacted the author about this
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... en+N+Write

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