recording audio streams from my PC....

November 27, 2010 at 17:33:35
Specs: Windows XP, 1.993 GHz / 1023 MB
I hear sound from my pc but when I try recording streaming audio... Nothing! I have sound coming from the PC, I can hear anything I stream or videos I watch have sound but when I try and record any streaming audio I get no sound or activity. My sound card is a sound blaster value PCI. I've tried ASIO 4 all and about 6 different wave recording progs all with the same result. I have sound from my sound card, I'm listening to espnradio.com as I type this. I had my lexicon omega connected to it and it did the exact same thing. So i went back to the SB Live. I've been thru all my settings 100 times but still can't find the problem! Anyone have/had this problem?? Anyone else have any experience with this type of problem? any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1
November 28, 2010 at 04:25:31
See if this helps.

Rip MP3s
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MP3 audio streams are a lot easier to capture than other types of streams such as RealAudio. All you need is the free audio player, Winamp, and a free plug-in called Streamripper to record them (you can also run Streamripper from the command line). You'll need to manually start and stop recording.
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Use your sound card
The sound card already in your PC probably lets you record audio streams. You just have to adjust your record settings.
Double-click the speaker icon in your taskbar.
Click Options and choose Properties.
Select Recording and check mark all the options listed.
Click OK to bring up the Record Control interface.
Select Wave Balance.
Now use the Sound Recorder built into Windows (it's one of your entertainment options in Accessories) to record streams playing in Winamp, RealOne Player, or Windows Media Player. The only catch: You have to click the record and stop buttons for each part of the stream you want to record. Remember to save each track before you start recording again.
Does this seem like too much work? Click here for other software options.
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/...
Most streaming broadcasting companies don't want listeners to record their broadcasts. Applications such as Windows Media Player and RealPlayer don't include record options. So how do you record a live Internet broadcast, or any other streaming audio?
On today's show we'll show you how to turn your computer into a TiVo-like device for Internet streaming audio.
Audio interceptor
This method is crude, but it works. Take the analog audio out of your sound card and route it to the audio input of the same sound card. Then use any audio recording application to digitally re-record the input signal. However, this method is a hassle to set up, and the analog quality isn't nearly as good as is the original digital broadcast quality.
Ideally, you'd intercept and record the digital audio signal. That way, there's no hardware to set up and the audio quality remains digital The application re-records and recompresses the signal, but the audio is still digital.
There are several Windows and Macintosh applications for intercepting digital audio and recording the broadcast into your favorite audio format.
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/...
Live-stream recorders record any signal -- Internet stream, music, audio from videogames, and so on -- produced using your sound card.
Live-stream recording is simple. Enter the URL and the file name for the sound file. Hit start/stop record. This method works well, but you'll need to be at your computer to start and stop the recording.
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/...
The best stream recorders have a VCR- or TiVo-style interface that lets you program show times. These recorders are handy if you want to record your favorite programs each week.
One of the best VCR-style recorders for the PC is Replay Radio. This simple application lets you record a live stream. It also lets you program the dates and times of your favorite shows. Just enter the station's URL, the date, and the time to record.
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/...
If you're a fan of radio stations that use either Shoutcast or IceCast servers, RipCast is the recorder for you. It not only records a live broadcast over the Internet, but also rips the broadcast into individual songs.


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#2
November 28, 2010 at 08:38:45
Hi, thanks for replying. This is great info, it covers all the basics but nothing specific to my problem. I have sound, I have "Wave Device" selected. It's now telling me I don't have my sound blaster live! Series wdm drivers installed. So now I'm scouring online trying to find those drivers with out having to buy another SB Live disk? I'm finding links but they all lead somewhere else and for pay?

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#3
November 28, 2010 at 10:40:51
I used to use "Audio MP3 Sound Recorder"... Not sure if it is still around. It records any/all sounds that make it to your speakers. It records and saves as either WAV or MP3 (each had settings for bit-rate, stereo, etc.). It can be set to stop recording after ňtime (secs). It can also play back what you recorded, for immediate feedback.

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#4
November 28, 2010 at 13:24:10
This little freebie works well and as far as I know needs no extra drivers:
http://www.fridgesoft.de/harddiskog...

If you want MP3 support it needs the file "LAME_ENC.DLL". If you go that way I can send the file (PM me with email address).

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You can't find anything you like on "the wireless"


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#5
November 28, 2010 at 17:31:52
Thanks guys but right now I need to find a place to down load the (WDM) drivers for sound blaster live! series.

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#6
November 28, 2010 at 18:23:20
"down load the (WDM) drivers for sound blaster live! serie"

Have you tried Custom updates from MS.

Turn off Windows Update nag screen.
http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips...
Start > Control Panel > Security Center. On the left hand side of the page, click on > Change the way Security Center alerts me, untick Automatic Updates.
Custom Updates.
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#7
November 28, 2010 at 18:38:19
You don't need Soundblaster for your intended purpose. You are not trying to record Soundblaster. "...I hear sound from my pc but when I try recording streaming audio... Nothing! I have sound coming from the PC, I can hear anything I stream or videos I watch have sound...". <<< THAT is what you want to record...the "stream".

Maybe I was not clear enough: "...It records any/all sounds that make it to your speakers". Actually, you could disconnect your speakers, but you would still be getting a stream, and you can record it.


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#8
June 8, 2011 at 21:04:38
I am a little confused. If you can hear sound streams on your computer, you are likely to record it. But the problem is what you are using to record streaming audio.

Maybe you need to download somthing to activate your sound blaster first. Recording live stream audio is super easy now by a streaming audio recorder. You can try this way.


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#9
June 9, 2011 at 11:23:36
Corloss1223

I'd be surprised if the original poster will come back now - last seen on Nov 29 2010.

Please do not post then vanish - let us know the outcome


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