Have you looked at www.dialogic.com ?? They sell some really nice telephony boards. I really like them. Its been a few years since I've used them, but i dont remember the audio files being very large. In fact, i remember them actually being somewhat small. And no, they do not store wav files. There are, if i remember correctly, a couple of options that you can choose when it comes to encoding formats of the audio that ya want to store on disk. very nice boards. Its really very fun to code these boards. They are capable of handling any type of telephony project including: answering machine automated banking services predictive dialing/telemarketing fax (inbound and outbound if i remember correctly) record voice playback voice detect touchtones yada yada with these boards, you could not only build an answering machine, but you could also program it to automatically call your client and deliver his messages to his cell phone or allow him to call in to pick up the messages like most standard voice mail systems allow. As I say, its been a few years since i have used them but they used to cost about $300/line. eg, if you buy a four line card its gonna set ya back about $1200+/- They also sell single line cards. They come with a very nice set of drivers, easily callable via dos/windows/unix and/or c/assembler or otherwise. most likely easy to interface with for vb coders too. have fun. me. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico ----- Original Message ----- From: the head lemur <headlemur at clearskymail.com> To: !Evolt <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 9:13 AM Subject: [thelist] Using the computer to answer phone calls > A client wants to enable a computer answering machine. > I can deal with the software and hardware issues. > > My question is most of these programs use .wav files for storage. > > Aren't these rather large files and do i need to consider another harddrive > for storage? > > the head lemur > Web Standards > http://www.webstandards.org > Evolt > http://www.evolt.org > lemurzone > http://www.lemurzone.com > > > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !