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Windows 7: Is it possible to direct audio output to input (mic)


13 May 2011   #1

windows 7
 
 
Is it possible to direct audio output to input (mic)

I am looking for way to redirect audio from output (speakers) to input (mic) so that windows would think it's microphone. Actually I want to to be able to send sound to 2 devices at once 1 would be speakers so I can hears the sound and other device would be microphone so software that works with mic can hear that sound at once.

For example:
By redirecting audio output to microphone I would be able to stream sound trough msn/skype.

I heard it's easy with linux, but what about windows?

Edit I found Control Panel > Sound > Recording Enabling stereo mix does what I am looking for, but thing is that when my speakers sound volume is set to 50% then recording's sound volume will be 50% too. Is it possible listen sound at 50% but have a recording with 100% like set set sereo mix volume to 200%?

Or is there any tool to grab audio by process? like redirect everything from vlc to mic.


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13 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LoveW7 View Post
I am looking for way to redirect audio from output (speakers) to input (mic) so that windows would think it's microphone. Actually I want to to be able to send sound to 2 devices at once 1 would be speakers so I can hears the sound and other device would be microphone so software that works with mic can hear that sound at once.

For example:
By redirecting audio output to microphone I would be able to stream sound trough msn/skype.

I heard it's easy with linux, but what about windows?
Happy to help is you give us your system specs so we know what hardware you have. Especially your sound card/chipset
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13 May 2011   #3

windows 7
 
 

Realtek High Definition Audio driver version 6.0.1.6278.

Quote:
Panel > Sound > Recording >> enabling stereo mix
I also found that this makes my real sound echo. I mean when I have this enabled under recording everything I hear gets repeated after 0.1 sec or so.

Edit I found that i can disable it from volume mixer.
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13 May 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LoveW7 View Post
Realtek High Definition Audio driver version 6.0.1.6278.

While knowing the driver is a help, there are hundreds of devices that use that driver. We need the sound card (or chipset) ID so we can tell if it can do it.

btw it is call mixing and about half of the cards out there can do that.
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13 May 2011   #5

windows 7
 
 

where I can get that? I done get it (better information) from device manager.
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13 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can't get the stereo mix to work properly (have to wait on someone that uses it for how to configure it correctly), you can do it with a stereo splitter like this,

Newegg.com - Belkin 6" 6IN Y SPLITTER MINI STEREO Model F8V234

and a short male-male extension cable,

Newegg.com - BYTECC 6 ft. 3.5mm Stereo Speaker Cable - Male To Male, Black Jacket Model SPC-6MM

Plug the splitter into the speaker jack and the speakers and one end of the cable into the splitter, with the other end into the mic/line in jack. Then set the mic/line in jack (assuming they are both on the same jack) to line in and record that way.
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15 May 2011   #7

windows 7
 
 

that's hardware way, but is there any software that does it in software layer? Like something to simulate mic device.
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05 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have just found one in windows.
Here's what I did:

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Went into the sound manager in windows,
(Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound)

Clicked on the "Recording" tab,

Right clicked on one of the list items and then clicked "Show Disabled Devices"

A few (depending on system) more item showed up, one of them "Stereo Mix" (or something similar to that, i assume it may say 5.1 or some other "Mix"), right clicked and went "Enable".

Then in whatever program you are using (Eg. Skype) you would set the input device to the "Stereo Mix", rather than your mic input.
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I don't think that Skype or whatever you are using will be able to hear the mic at the same time though, however, you could set the mic to play though the speakers and "get caught" by the output as well.

Hope this helps.
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12 Jul 2014   #9

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 
Help

My name is Shaio Fencski, I'm 13 years old and I know alot about computers, too much maybe, I understand that enabling a hidden microphone built into the realtek system is a weird accompleshment but this microphone takes ALL audio and throws it back at the person, so if your in a skype call and you wanna show your music and the other person is talking there voice will go through aswell, and just keep echoing because the computer hears it over and over and over again, if you wish to send your music and your music only you have to go into the skype options and under speaker drag the blue button all the way down, which will mute everyone in the call avoiding any echo, but im having a problem as well, audio made from my pc does not go through the microphone, plz avoid any destruction or harmful things to your computer! I wish all of you the best of days.
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31 Aug 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Ignore the post above

I agree with judgeit2. Also, using stereo mix WILL NOT cause harmful things to happen to your computer, despite what other certain individuals have posted. Stereo mix simply forwards all audio playback to the mic.

Unfortunately, you cannot add external audio when using stereo mix in its current state (hence only being able to have one active mic at a time which prevents the above post from happening). It is the most basic solution to this problem. For more information, please visit the following URL:

What Is Stereo Mix?

Thank you.

Clarification: The "echo" the above post mentions can occur if and only if both stereo mix and your mic were active at the same time. Even should they both be active simultaneously, the only effect would be a feedback loop that causes an annoying sound (howling). You can find more information on that here: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com...uestion263.htm
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