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28th October 2009, 11:52 AM
Extracting voice memo from iPhone not synced to iMac ...
I have a voice memo recorded on my iPhone that I need to be able to work on at, er, work. The iMac at work is not synced to the iPhone; is there any way I can get the voice memo off the iPhone without having to take it home and connect it to the synced iMac there (it's too big to e-mail, being >1hr in duration).
28th October 2009, 11:55 AM
Ecamm Network: PhoneView - iPhone Disk Mode, Save SMS/MMS, Contacts, Call History
You can grab the high quality (? It's a bigger size and in the original format) version off the iPhone (the one that doesn't show in the Voice Memo app itself).
Mac software though, so I hope you're using a Mac at work.
Otherwise try downloading iTunes to your PC and getting it that way.
28th October 2009, 12:02 PM
Couldn't that Chrysler have hit me instead?
from the voice memo app on the iphone, just touch "share" and then email yourself the memo in .m4a format. you'd need appropriate software to play it back.
28th October 2009, 01:21 PM
Mitty, how do I email it? As I said in original post, it's more than an hour long and the iPhone says it's too big to e-mail.
28th October 2009, 01:23 PM
Huy - perfect, thank you. It worked as advertised.
28th October 2009, 01:25 PM
28th October 2009, 05:34 PM
Yes, but as I've said ... the memo is too big to e-mail. It will not let me do it.
The app you suggested did the trick, though, so thanks for that.
9th April 2010, 02:43 PM
Having similar problem. How to sync voice memos to second computer. Need Help!
I'm having a similar problem except that my computer crashed and now I have all these voice memos I don't want to lose and need to sync to a computer my iphone no longer recognizes. My voice memos are also very large (45 minues to 1 hour) and I can't email them.
I was wondering which app you used to solve this issue and if you had any suggestions. Btw, I don't have a Mac. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!
11th January 2011, 02:42 AM
Sadly, it's one of these frequent cases where the poster does not respond anymore, once he got the solution to his problem...
I'd like to know as well (his answer as to which application solved the problem isn't very clear).
20th April 2011, 10:08 PM
I relied on the Apple Voice Memo app for the first time today and of course one of my recordings (~50 mins) would not sync or play off my phone.
After much cursing and digging around the web and trying multiple no-good solutions suggested by everywhathisname, I finally found the kernel of gold on the Apple support board: https://discussions.apple.com/messag...sageID=9685350
I didn't use PhoneView, but bought DiskAid instead ($7 promo on MacUpdate Promo) - the dodgy file appeared in the 'Voice Memos' section with the same metadata as on the phone, but once transferred the .m4a file was zero KB and useless. So I went the long way through the directories instead to the place where 'Recordings' were stored and, sure enough, there was a .mov file with the same time tag as my recording. Transferred it across and breathed a massive sigh of relief. Day saved. Woohoo.
30th October 2011, 04:36 AM
Thanks for the suggestion: it worked well. I downloaded diskaid, and registered the product ($9) with the educational licensing promo, and extracted two long voice recording files. They were extracted as .m4a files, which play beautifully on itunes. Thanks all for the follow up suggestions for those of us with files that are too big to "share" in the limiting way that iPhone allows.
8th November 2011, 03:17 PM
My recorded file is also 0 kb
Do you remember in which directory the recordings were saved? I have the exact problem. On the phone and on DiskAid is says 48 minutes, but it turns out that it is 0 kb when transferring it to my mac. And I cannot find the directory you are mentioning.
Originally Posted by OziMac
22nd November 2011, 05:34 PM
Yes! ... what was the question?
Thank you, OziMac! I was surprised at the complication of what I needed to do when it appeared to be so SIMPLE on my iPhone but DELIGHTED to find HERE (and only HERE) the info needed to get the one hour+ voice memo over onto my Mac and playing!
Recorded some live music - hadn't planned ahead to do so Friday night until I heard how amazing this vocal talent WAS! Then wanted so badly to listen to it afterwards!!! DiskAid worked perfectly & your extra note about the "Recordings" file finished the task... Can't thank you enough!!!!
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