Programming with the freaduino MP3 shield

Im trying to record a file using the above shield, however, thus far I have not even been able to get simple examples (playback) to work with this board. I'm using the shield with a Arduino Mega.

I'm hoping to automatically begin recording a 30 second ogg file to the SD card, so no need for a physical record button.

http://www.elecfreaks.com/wiki/index.php?title=Freaduino_MP3_Music_Shield