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Windows 7: Can you use the audio output and input jack at the same time?

14 Feb 2015   #11
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I was in error as i read that :


How do I import tracks from an audio CD?

Audacity cannot import tracks directly from an audio CD. You must use a separate program like CDex or iTunes® to extract (or "rip") CD tracks into a format that Audacity can read, like WAV or AIFF. Then you can import those WAV or AIFF files into Audacity.



I thought you could capture what ever was playing on your PC so i tried using a CD, but maybe you cannot do this


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15 Feb 2015   #12
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

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I installed Audacity and tried to record while playing the Sirius internet radio thru the browser and did record, and in .wav which is what i wanted to do, but the recording was blank.
Hello, regarding recording from for example a browser, Audacitiy works out of the box if stereo mix gets a signal. First of all work to get some levels visible in the stereo mix bargraph, if there is nothing there then Audacity will also get nothing.

To give you an idea of the entertaining traps that can be involved, with the HP laptop in front of me, telephony modem + microphone + webcam must be enabled in bios (and drivers for all these installed), any of these disabled they all interact and somehow kill the stero mix signal in the process! Took me quite some time to figure that out :O)

About cd's, as mentioned there's a difference between rip and record. Audacity will record audio from CD\DVD while playing it, but can't rip anything.


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15 Feb 2015   #13
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Success!!!

The reason for the empty recording was the first button in the toolbar was set to MME
When i set it to WASAPI it recorded perfect!!

Please see the first screen shot and let me know if the levels are good.
On the first shot showing it recording you can see the playback and recording volume levels have dropped from where I had set them before starting to record. In the last shot as i was exporting the file you can see the levels were where i initially had them. I may need to adjust them WHEN recording, please let me know.

I set the bit to 16, but it reverted to 32 bit floating, but when I played the file back thru JRivers the Audio Path shows it to be 16, so even though Audacity showed 32 bit, it appears to be recording in 16.

On the 3rd screen shot when I was exporting the file I got a dialog box stating that the tracks will be mixed down to stereo, but i did not set it for anything other than stereo.


Finally after all this work I can record my Sirius internet radio!! Now all i gotta do is convert my .wav to .cda and try burning to a CD and see if it will play correctly as a 44k 16bit disk on my main system.


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15 Feb 2015   #14
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

If you have more level (without clipping - not hitting max) you get a better signal to noise ratio. Although my system is a bit different to yours, what I have to do is turn my external amp down and increase the pc volume to get more level. BTW when I made my earlier screenshot I didn't use 'new track', but simply hit record and used default settings. Anyhow now you've got some level in Audacity, you're almost there.
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15 Feb 2015   #15
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

First, to "rip" audio CD's to the PC as wav files (or MP3 files) you need a CD ripping program. I use the free "Audiograbber" program.

To burn a standard audio CD (from 16 bit 44Khz wav files), you don't need to convert anything. The CD burning program takes care of that. I use Nero BurningROM, but that is not a free program. Free CD burning programs such as the CDBurnerXP will do the job. Windows Media Player has burning capability but I've never used it. But, make sure you are creating a standard "audio" CD and not an MP3 CD.
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15 Feb 2015   #16
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Sorry about that Fireberd, I was just trying to find another source for Audacity to try and record. I am good with CD ripping/burning, I use my Jrivers. yes, mot MP3 CD.

Ok badcrc, I will mess with the volume and levels and try adjusting on the fly and see what happens to the indicators and how it effects the sound of the file if it goes up/down. Current recording levels is requiring about 1/2 of available volume during play back to get to normal listening levels, so i agree that i should bump up the recording level a tad.
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15 Feb 2015   #17
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Well, things seem well at hand now, Whew!!

I will mark this thread as solved.

Much thanks for the help fireberd and badcrc

Your help was invaluable in attaining my goal here!!

Best PC forum on the planet .

Now I no longer have to miss my favorite Sirius programming !!
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