can't record streaming audio

Dell Inspiron B130
November 22, 2008 at 12:37:35
Specs: Windows XP, idk and idk
the application im using to record streaming audio requires an input like wave (stereo mix) or What U Hear, but i only have line in, microphone, and rear microphone. im using sigmatel audio as my sound card. can someone help me?

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#1
November 22, 2008 at 12:53:30
You 'probably' need to select 'What you hear' and it will record thatever your sound card is putting out.

What program are you using to record? Have you read the documentation?


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#2
November 22, 2008 at 12:59:54
i dont have a "what you hear" option though, thats my problem

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#3
November 22, 2008 at 13:10:13
You said 'what you hear' was one of the options you had.

What application are you using. I'll look it up for you, if I can find the manual.

Did you use the virtualdub method I suggested in your other post?


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#4
November 22, 2008 at 13:17:09
in my original post for this topic i said it required "what you hear" not that i had it, i only have line in, microphone, and rear mic. i tried virtualdub and i ran into this problem and i tried a simple program called "Audio Mp3/Wma Recorder" and ran into this problem

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#5
November 22, 2008 at 13:26:54
Did virtualdub save a .WAV file from the video file when you tried it? If not, what happened, error message?

The web site for that "Audio Mp3/Wma Recorder" program says that you can record streaming audio if you can 'hear it'. If you can hear it and it will not record, you probably need to talk to the "Audio Mp3/Wma Recorder" people.


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#6
November 22, 2008 at 14:12:26
OK, I downloaded the program and it works fine. The 'Help' file gives pretty good instructions:

Case 3: Recording from WinAmp or stream audio from Internet

1. Open Audio Mp3/Wma Recorder, click "OUTPUT SETTING" button to select or create a destination sound file(Mp3,Wma or Wav).

2. Click "RECORD CONTROL" button to select the recording properties in the dialog box. Select the Stereo Mix device or the equivalent, adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance. You might see other devices, such as CD-Player or Microphone, in the recording panel, uncheck all non-essential devices, this cuts down background noise.

3. Now start the playback of the WinAmp or the stream audio from Internet and click the "Record" button in Audio Mp3/Wma Recorder. Adjust the volume setting by observing a wave pattern display of the audio as it is playing. You can pause the process of recording by clicking the "Pause" button any time you want and then resume it by clicking the "Continue" button.

4. When you want to stop recording, just click "Stop" button, and the destination sound file is there.



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#7
February 21, 2009 at 06:24:42
Stereo Mix can be enabled and accessed on Realtek sound card and perhaps others. If you want to record streaming video using such software as Roxio or Sony SoundForge, this input must be selectable.

I have HP Pavilion with Realtek integrated audio. Try this.
1. in Control Panel, select "Sound".
2. Select "Recording" tab. You should see "Recording Devices" icons, probably Microphone, Line-in and maybe Digital In.
3. If you see Stereo Mix, good, follow step 5. But it seems to come disabled on HP iron.
4. If you do not see Stereo Mix, right click in an open spot of the dialog box (ie., not on an icon) You should see a choice " Show Disabled Devices." Select it.
5. You should now see Stereo Mix and an icon of a sound card. If it is grayed out, it is disabled. Right click on the icon.
6. You should see a a choice "enable" click it and you should be functional. You can also open "properties" if need be from this right click menu.

Gripe: Neither HP nor Realtek have an FAQ on this hidden functionality. I found a tutorial on YouTube or I'd never have discovered this.


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