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I need to permanently save a voice message on physical media. I purchased the cables and adapters to connect my cell phone's 2.5mm audio jack to one of my PC's 3.5mm audio jacks. Should I just use the line-in or would another jack be better? Should I use the headphone jack on my Logitech speakers?

Then, how do I configure Windows, or what application do I use, to record the audio?

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I'm interested to see what cables and adapters you bought – user8228 Aug 20 '11 at 4:50
    
@Revolter: I've had a cable like this ( amazon.com/Mediabridge-Stereo-design-accomodates-smartphone/dp/… ) for years. I recently purchased this ( radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2603246 ) adapter to complete the stated task. – Jim Fell Aug 22 '11 at 14:32
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Line-in would probably be the best match - a Mic-in would probably be overloaded by the signal. Once connected you may have to play the message a few times and experiment with the volume control on the phone to get the best level for an undistorted, clear recording.

Windows 7 has 'sound recorder' under the All Programs..Accessories menu, or you could have fun with Audacity - it's free to download and use.

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Audacity would be a great solution. – Mike Wills Aug 18 '11 at 16:35
    
Linker, thanks! Audacity isn't the most user-friendly program out there, but after a bit of poking around I found that it has a lot of nice bells and whistles. – Jim Fell Aug 22 '11 at 14:26

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