Solved I don't own a system audio recorder on my Sony laptop

May 30, 2015 at 03:41:14
Specs: Windows 7, 4.00GB
Hello, on my Sony Vaio, Windows 7 laptop, I do not own a system audio recorder.
Volume>Recording Devices

•ManyCam Virtual Microphone
•Realtek High Definition Audio

When I record video, it always records the sound outside and not the sound inside, I've done everything forums have told me to do when it comes to switching devices, but I only own two of them, Manycam Microphone and my built-in one. Do I have to buy one or is it just hidden somewhere? I need some help. Thanks

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May 30, 2015 at 03:54:53
"it always records the sound outside and not the sound inside"

That's what a microphone is for, to record your voice or any other sounds in the room.
It can't record sound or music that is played through your laptop speakers.

To record sound or music which is played through your laptop speakers, see this:

Note that on some laptops it may not be possible to do it.

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May 30, 2015 at 09:11:25
Yes it can, there are ones installed on your PC that record the audio of the PC and not your voice. Problem is I don't own one and its for some reason dropped off my system and I can't get it back.

See for example

It shows how to do it but there are no disabled devices, also please not the mics I currently have.

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May 30, 2015 at 14:56:02
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That's not a "microphone". A microphone is a physical object that you would dangle in front of the speakers (producing a very crude recording).

Windows 7 has inbuilt software called "Sound Recorder" which just happens to have a microphone icon. This records directly off the output of your sound card. If you type Sound Recorder in Windows 7 search you should find it. The file location is:
"C > Windows > System32 > SoundRecorder.exe".
You can make a shortcut to it and click on it when you want to record something.

If by any chance it's gone missing, this freebie is good (probably better):

Both "Sound Recorder" and "HDOgg Recorder" produce a file containing whatever is being directed to your speakers. If you go for HDOgg I can probably help with any queries because I use it myself.

Audacity is fine and it can be downloaded. It is far more ambitious than those suggested above. If you just want to make a simple recording then Windows Sound Recorder is a good start.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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