Frequently asked questions

Can Snooper transcribe speech to text?

Yes, Snooper incorporates a Speech-to-Text Plugin using OpenAI’s Whisper model, allowing it to transcribe recorded speech to text automatically. This feature requires an OpenAI API key.

What are the key recording modes available in Snooper?

Snooper offers several recording modes, including Sound/Voice activated mode, Dictation recording mode for continuous capture, Stealth mode for hidden operations, and a Recording scheduler for time-based recording tasks.

Can I schedule recordings with Snooper?

Yes, Snooper features a recording scheduler that allows users to start and stop recordings at predetermined times. This can be configured for one-time or recurring tasks, making it ideal for monitoring in various scenarios.

What audio formats does Snooper support?

Snooper supports recording in MP3, WAV, and FLAC formats, with various settings for bit rate, sample rate, mono, or stereo recording, allowing for flexible audio quality and file size management.

How does Snooper handle data security?

Snooper offers post-recording features like automatic Zip-compression, PGP encryption, and the option to automatically send recordings via email, upload to Dropbox, or to an FTP server, ensuring secure storage and transmission of audio files.

I don’t get any recordings when Snooper Pro is running as a service.

Make sure you have the “Start recording in selected mode” option enabled. If you are running Snooper Pro as a service this setting should almost always be checked unless you are using the built-in scheduler of Snooper.

Start recording in selected mode option

Start recording in selected mode option

Is it possible to remotely monitor and control Snooper?

Yes, Snooper supports remote monitoring and control via the MQTT plugin, which publishes various information about Snooper’s state to an MQTT broker. This enables remote management of recording states and real-time updates.

Can Snooper run without being visible on the computer?

Yes, Snooper can operate in Stealth mode or as a Windows service, making it invisible in the taskbar and tray area. This feature is particularly useful for covert monitoring.

How does Snooper ensure the quality of recordings in noisy environments?

Snooper has unique noise suppression systems and automatic gain control (AGC) to filter out unwanted signals and adjust the recording level, ensuring clear audio even in challenging environments.

What are the Gmail SMTP settings?

In the mail settings use port 587. In the Advanced settings TLS must be enabled and SMTP authentication checked. User Id and Password must be filled in.

How do I get back from stealth mode?

If you forgot your hotkey combination, the simplest way to get into the program again is to re-run the setup file which will reset the stealth flag but keep the rest of the settings intact.

What is the typical setup for a good voice recording?

Enable AGC (File/Options/Audio/Input level amplifier) and set the level to 50-60 dB.
Use a filter (High Pass – 200 Hz) in the advanced filter settings dialog to dampen low frequency noise and hum.

The trigger sensitivity (front GUI) is typical a value between 0-200 ms.
Record a noise profile (the blue button at the front GUI).

Check the “Only on trigger” if you want to record the sound without filtering and only use the filter when triggering, by using this option it is possible to filter harder during trigger without affecting recording quality.


What’s the difference between the different Snooper products?
How to hide the Windows 10 microphone system icon?
  • Go to Windows Settings/Personalization/Taskbar
  • Click “Turn system icons on or off”
  • Set microphone slider to Off.

Taskbar settings


Microphone tray icon off