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Windows 7: Recording computer audio?

28 Jul 2009   #1
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Recording computer audio?

I can't seem to figure out how to use ANY program to record my computer speakers...in other words i want to record the audio of this youtube video because it has epic music i can't find anywhere else. when i use the pre-installed programs "sound recorder" no sound actually records. When i use WMM i cannot choose audio mix, only realtek high definition line in or something like that.


Thanks


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28 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by levelchaser View Post
I can't seem to figure out how to use ANY program to record my computer speakers...in other words i want to record the audio of this youtube video because it has epic music i can't find anywhere else. when i use the pre-installed programs "sound recorder" no sound actually records. When i use WMM i cannot choose audio mix, only realtek high definition line in or something like that.


Thanks
Had the same problem. Audacity cured it. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Ken
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28 Jul 2009   #3
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Had the same problem. Audacity cured it. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Ken
same thing....

and yes i installed lame and whatever else there was in that download list
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28 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by levelchaser View Post
same thing....

and yes i installed lame and whatever else there was in that download list
Im guessing your sound has a headphone, and a mic right? if so you can get a stereo mini cable male>>>male and plug speaker into mic and audacity can adj volume etc. had an old laptop that was the same way. It sounds lame but it works. btw if you want to listen while recording get a min stereo splitter plug headphone in one cable to mic in the other

Ken
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28 Jul 2009   #5
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Im guessing your sound has a headphone, and a mic right? if so you can get a stereo mini cable male>>>male and plug speaker into mic and audacity can adj volume etc. had an old laptop that was the same way. It sounds lame but it works. btw if you want to listen while recording get a min stereo splitter plug headphone in one cable to mic in the other

Ken
the sad part is i had this working on vista...i really want it working normally on Windows 7
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28 Jul 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

what sound card?
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28 Jul 2009   #7
bearbear

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Regardless of what program you use, you need to have "Stereo Mix" selected as your Recording source under Sound options if you want to record what you hear. If you don't have that option, try these fixes:

http://www.niharsworld.com/2008/05/2...few-solutions/

http://ourcoffeestops.com/2009/01/en...omment-page-1/
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28 Jul 2009   #8
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yessss bearbear thank you sooooo much!!!!!

the first solution worked great!
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28 Jul 2009   #9
bearbear

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by levelchaser View Post
Yessss bearbear thank you sooooo much!!!!!

the first solution worked great!
No problem

Just a little extra info, if you want to retain audio quality, it's better to download the Youtube video file directly (there's a host of ways, but Firefox with the DownloadHelper addon works great) and then extract the audio from the video.

It takes longer to do, but the audio is marginally better, plus you won't accidentally record other sounds your PC plays

Whatever method you choose, make sure you watching the Youtube video in HQ mode as the audio (and video) will be better. You can do that easily by adding &fmt=18 to the end of the Youtube video URL.

i.e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYnSGTUU4P0

becomes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYnSGTUU4P0&fmt=18
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08 Aug 2009   #10
eftio

win7
 
 

bearbear your are the master thanks alot
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