Feature Comparison Chart

The Total Recorder family of products includes the Standard Edition (SE), Professional Edition (PE), VideoPro Edition (VE) and the Developer Edition (DE). This chart provides a quick reference showing the main features that are available in each edition. Refer to the Main Features page for more information on a particular feature.

- feature present in this edition, - feature disabled

Support of audio/video formats

Compressed and uncompressed RIFF-WAV


Ogg Vorbis (1)

WMA (Windows Media Audio)


APE (Monkey's Audio)

AAC Audio within MPEG-4 and 3GP containers

AAC Audio within MOV (Apple QuickTime) container for playback only

High-quality audio formats (upper formats with more than 16 bits per sample or a sample rate of more than 48kHz)

Play multi-channel audio files in stereo (2)


WMV (Windows Media Video)

FLV (Flash Video)

MPEG-4 (3)

3GP (3GPP2 file format) (3)

MOV (Apple QuickTime) for playback only (3)

Sound Recording
Digital recording using Total Recorder's driver
Analog recording via sound card (microphone, line-in, CD, etc.)
Analog recording via sound card with an ability to listen to audio being captured

Record both parties in an Internet-telephony conversation

Recording Wizard

Convert to a supported sound format on the fly

Pre-recording feature

Auto-stop recording feature

Direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet audio stream

Time shift feature for the playback of recorded data during a recording
Pause reduction feature

Mixed recording from both software and a sound board

Video Recording (4)

Capture video from a screen

Record video from a video capture device, such as a web camera

Record video from a DV camera

Convert to a supported video format on the fly

Direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet video stream in WMV or FLV format

Support for video files that contain multiple audio streams (5)
Support for multiple monitors

Auto file creation, splitting and tagging

While recording, split the audio based on various criteria (i.e. size, time, pause in sound, changed clip info, and manually)

Use captured clip information to tag a file being recorded

Create files with names based on file name generation rules

Audio/Video Editing and Processing

Select and save a fragment of a file
Cut, copy, paste, and delete selected fragments
Insert a file into an existing file

Insert a video file into an existing video file

Normalize sound
Apply fade-In/fade-out effects to a sound file

Insert a portion of silence into an audio file

Mix an audio file with another audio file or the clipboard
Save stereo file as mono with channel mixing

Add or replace audio streams in a video file

Extract audio and video streams from a video file

Audio/Video Conversion

Convert an audio file from one supported sound format to another

Convert a video file from one supported sound/video format to another


Schedule a playback or recording of an audio file

Schedule a playback or recording of a video file

Schedule direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet audio stream

Schedule direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet video stream

Start a scheduled job from standby mode or hibernate mode

Automatically launch an Internet transmission or an arbitrary program based on a schedule

Put a computer in standby or hibernate mode after job is completed

Perform post-processing of a recorded file

Tag Support

Read/edit/write tags (including artwork info) for each supported file format


Support playlists in M3U, PLS and WPL formats

Display statistics, including total duration and total size

Cue Support

Support standard cue files

Add/edit/delete cue points (bookmarks)

Split a file based on cue points


Add a file, playlist, or URL to your Favorites
Export/import favorites for backup purposes
Use predefined sample links

Maintain a history of opened files and links

Add-on Support
Spectrum Analyzer and Graphic Equalizer Add-on
Audio Restoration Add-on
AGC and Speech Enhancement Add-on
Digital Mixer Add-on
Send to iTunes/iPod Add-on
Ogg Vorbis Support Add-on
Streaming Add-on
User Interface
Skins support
Customizable shortcuts
Customizable global hot keys
Batch Processing

Process multiple files at one time (for example, to change the format, the audio speed in files ,normalize, apply an add-on, split, etc.)

Send Recorded files to iTunes/iPod (6)
Process recorded files through a command line
Run a command line after recording session is complete


Sound image display that shows a graphic representation of sound data

Playback an audio file at a slower or faster speed

Playback a video file at a slower or faster speed

Make Total Recorder the default system program for certain types of files


Control Total Recorder through a COM interface


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1. A no-cost Ogg Vorbis add-on is required. Get more information at this page.
2. Provided that an appropriate codec is installed.
3. With AAC audio streams and AVC/H.264 or MPEG-4 part 2 video streams.
4. DirectX version 9.0 or later required (you can download the update version of the Direct X from the Microsoft website).
5. This feature allows you to select an audio stream to play, select a particular audio stream to save as an audio file, or to select the audio streams to save when re-saving a video file that contains multiple audio streams.
6. With the Send to iTunes/iPod add-on.

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