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Windows 7: Record from SoundCard - HELP!!!

19 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

It looks like the only solution for RealTek sound cards is the aux cable mentioned before.

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20 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kmy View Post
@ DwarF...if it works then I wouldn't have this thread. Thats my problem I dont see the "Stereo Mix" function even after I click on "Show hidden devices" & "Show disconnected Devices".
Your first post mentions looking under "Playback Devices". If you have a Stereo Mix option, it will be under "Recording Devices".

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20 Jul 2010   #13


Ah so I did misunderstand, I thought you wanted to record from an external source.

Did you already try to uninstall the realtek drivers and let windows look for the drivers?

I also had a look at the specs of your laptop but I could not find the exact specs of your audio codec otherwise you could look for some other drivers that might have the stereo mix option.
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20 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7

^...How do I look for/install different drivers?

and I'm assuming if I want to try the AUX cable. One end goes in MIC & the other goes in Headphone input? but isn't this a mono signal though? otherwise if it works then I'll get a External soundcard then try the aux cable.
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20 Jul 2010   #15


I think it's a mono signal but I can't be sure, it's not mentioned in the specification or the users manual.
The only way to find out is to test it yourself with a cable, also I doubt if it gives a good audio quality.

If you want to unload the realtek drivers and load the standard windows drivers:

go to configuration, device manager, audio/video/games, select your audio device
go to drivers, uninstall the drivers
restart the computer and let windows install the audio drivers.

Some names might be a bit different as a discribed because i use a Dutch language version of windows.

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20 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Well, usually a mic input will be stereo, but if it is mono, you'll know, because the cable won't fit in the jack.
Also, just in case the cable fits for some reason, if you set your recording program to record in stereo, you'll only get 1 channel recording if it is a mono jack.
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20 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7

ok, I just bought a AUX cable and tried it. It WORKS but I can't hear what I'm recording so I'll have to buy a split "Y" Aux cable tomorrow so one end could go to the MIC in-put and the 2nd end goes to my external speakers. I tried recording a song from online and relisten to it, its pretty much the same audio quality but is noticeable if you actually compare the two carefully. I can live with that.

Thanks soo much guys. Now I dont have to buy another used computer for this purpose(although I was very disappointed that my $750 Sony laptop didn't have a simple thing on the sound card like cheaper computers).
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21 Jul 2010   #18


Good to hear you found a solution!
I was just thinking how you would hear what you where recording.
But a y splitter with seperate speakers or headphone would do the trick.
Shame we couldn't find out more about your audio codec.
You always could give it a try with different drivers:
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21 Jul 2010   #19

Windows 7

^...I'll give the doanloads a try too. If it works then I'll refund my cables otherwise the cables are worth it. thanks
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22 Jun 2011   #20

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
Recording from Soundcard in Win &

I couldn't figure out a way to do this other than downloading "Freecorder", recording the mp3 there, then opening it in audacity to make edits.
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