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Windows 7: Direct Sound Recording?

23 Sep 2009   #11
mondrian

windows 7
 
 

Don t work with me...
see what happened (the pic), there's no "stereo mix"... what now?...




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16 Oct 2009   #12
Phill

Vista
 
 

I'm generally not satisfied with the quality that windows gives in sound recording and time restrictions is of course a drawback.
I have recently discovered a good MP3 Recorder, that is pretty easy to use, with pause datection function and records directly in mp3.
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21 Jan 2010   #13
oahspe

windows 7
 
 

Same problem as above... I am using Realtek on this computer... do I need a different sound-card or what? I don't understand why windows would make such a simple process so complicated... any suggestions?
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21 Jan 2010   #14
oahspe

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ianmacm View Post
Thanks, this was a stopgap solution that worked for me, but would depend on compatibility with the soundcard inside the computer. There are various audio drivers on the Realtek website, but people with other sound cards such as Asus may have problems if their cards are not supported in Windows 7.

In order to record off the sound card, it may be necessary to right click the "Recording devices" window to ensure that "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" are checked. By selecting "Stereo Mix" as the recording source, it should be possible to record whatever goes through the sound card. See below for an illustration.

Incidentally, the Sound Recorder in Windows 7 is the same mediocre tool that it was in Vista. There are plenty of other pieces of audio recording software, but Microsoft has skimped with such a basic sound recorder.
duh... I needed to read this more closely!
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15 Mar 2010   #15
Mikkey

Windows 7
 
 

hi there - am I a dunce? I have disabled/disconnected devices checked and I still can't put my hands on the soundcard to record from it

Apologies if I'm a fool but any help would be gratefully received..


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27 Apr 2010   #16
talkinggoat

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Installing the correct drivers worked for me. I have a DFI, and 7 picked up drivers for the soundcard, but they were generic. As soon as I installed the correct drivers, I was able to record from the stereo mix.
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27 Apr 2010   #17
Ianmacm

Vista
 
 
Sadly no guarantees here

Mikkey's sound card is SigmaTel, and there have been other complaints that the drivers for this brand do not support Stereo Mix. Some computers seem to have Stereo Mix disabled no matter what. Fortunately Realtek High Definition does support Stereo Mix with the correct drivers, so this is something to look out for when buying a new computer.
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04 Jun 2010   #18
zakurtasak

 
 

1. Click the Start Button, type "MMSYS.CPL" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search box and press Enter.
2. On Recording tab, right-click on the blank area
3. Check “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices” and the Stereo Mix should show up.

If it is disabled, right click on it and choose Enable.
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03 Nov 2010   #19
MelvinJames

Windows 7 Home Basic 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ianmacm View Post
Thanks, this was a stopgap solution that worked for me, but would depend on compatibility with the soundcard inside the computer. There are various audio drivers on the Realtek website, but people with other sound cards such as Asus may have problems if their cards are not supported in Windows 7.

In order to record off the sound card, it may be necessary to right click the "Recording devices" window to ensure that "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" are checked. By selecting "Stereo Mix" as the recording source, it should be possible to record whatever goes through the sound card. See below for an illustration.

Incidentally, the Sound Recorder in Windows 7 is the same mediocre tool that it was in Vista. There are plenty of other pieces of audio recording software, but Microsoft has skimped with such a basic sound recorder.


.... I don't see this STEREO MIX option in RECORDING DEVICES boss. Wat's the problem. I can't record any onscreen sounds btw
help me
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03 Nov 2010   #20
Ianmacm

Vista
 
 
Hope this helps

Following the instructions given in this thread should allow Stereo Mix recording as long as the sound card allows it. If you have followed the instructions and still cannot find Stereo Mix, it may be that the card does not allow it. Realtek does allow Stereo Mix recording with the up to date drivers, but I can't comment on other sound cards.

Beyond that, it may be a question of playing around with the volume and recording levels until the desired results are achieved, which sometimes takes a while.
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