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Windows 7: Record System Audio

12 Apr 2012   #11
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, it does have a limit that escapes me at the moment. It is for short "snipits".

Audacity DOES have a monitor. I had to turn it off (option) while recording vinyls because I was getting an echo.


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12 Apr 2012   #12
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkesi2 View Post

boohbah,
I downloaded the program and tried it, but there's a problem there too. There's no option to record like "Stereo Mix" or "What you hear" or "Speakers" or whatever else it may be called. I'm not exactly sure why. Unless there's something I'm missing here.

Thanks both for your suggestions though!
you have to enable stereo mix in the recording devices, right click on the speaker in sys tray and select recording devices, click the stereo mix and enable it ,possibly set it as default .then when you record it will .
i have been messing with it now and it works.

http://www.coolrecordedit.com/Tutori..._in_Vista.html
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12 Apr 2012   #13
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Yeah, it does have a limit that escapes me at the moment. It is for short "snipits".

Audacity DOES have a monitor. I had to turn it off (option) while recording vinyls because I was getting an echo.
Yeah I knew it should have the ability But if the hardware/driver does not support it it would probably be greyed out. In which case a new (real) sound card would be needed to make it work.

Hopefully that'll work for the OP, much better than the mic input method
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12 Apr 2012   #14
wkesi2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, these all sound like good suggestions, but sadly none of them work. As for the stereo mix option under the sound preferences, it doesn't exist. I believe they took this out of Windows 7 because of some legal crap that's really stupid (like it encourages piracy or something).

II don't know if my sound card directly supports system audio recording, as there is no default option to do so in any of the preferences settings.

However, I alternately use Soundflower and ScreenFlow on the Mac portion of my hard drive to record system audio. Soundflower reroutes all audio into itself, and then you can choose to record from "Soundflower" in audio recording programs. ScreenFlow is a screen recorder that has a "record system audio" option.

In my recent searching I came across a program called "Jack", but it's pretty complicated for me and I don't understand how to use it at all. If anyone wants to explain it to me feel free (the website is jackaudio.org). As I understand it, the program takes audio from one program and routes it to another, meaning you can route it to Audacity and record the audio.

It hadn't occurred to me that it may be my sound card, and hopefully that's not the case (I don't want to pay for a new one!), but it may be the only way to get this to work.
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12 Apr 2012   #15
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Right click inside the box and check both boxes. This shows Playback devices but the same option shows for Recording too.


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12 Apr 2012   #16
wkesi2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Right click inside the box and check both boxes. This shows Playback devices but the same option shows for Recording too.
I did that, but I still can't see anything. That's kind of annoying.
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12 Apr 2012   #17
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Did you get a disk with your Mac that contained Windows 7 audio drivers or are you using the default Windows 7 drivers?

Also - Is your Windows 7 up to date?
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12 Apr 2012   #18
wkesi2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yeah, my Mac came with a Windows drivers installation disc and I used that because it also allowed for some keyboard and trackpad settings to be used on Windows (such as two fingers for right clicking).

And no, it is not up to date. I just checked for updates and there were quite a few to be installed, so I'm installing them now.
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12 Apr 2012   #19
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You may want to check if there's updates to the audio drivers from Mac too. I'm not familiar with the Mac drivers so perhaps we need more help. I'll ask and see if there's someone Mac-smart. (Not Mickey-D though.)
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12 Apr 2012   #20
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

right click in the recording devices window and select show disabled /disconnected devices

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also its easy to remove the tool bar it added.

How to Hide/Remove Free Sound Recorder Toolbar in Web Browsers

i actually think its a nice program it also has a nice editing suite, thats only a 30 day trial though.

edit, sorry! just noticed post #15


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