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Windows 7: Record "what you hear"

12 May 2009   #11
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

It's in Stereo .. That's a stereo cable.
Even in XP .. with the newer sound chips and drivers .. this wirearound is sometimes the only way to go.
It does look like W7 has removed some more good tools.


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12 May 2009   #12
happinessiseasy

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

It's isn't stereo if your mic input is mono, though.

In XP, there was no issue with sound cards. If the sound card had a Wave Out, XP could use that device to record from as well. I'm pretty sure the sound card doesn't need a separate device on it.

Googling turned up an interesting thing to try, though (I'll have to wait til I get home to try this):

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Step 1: Right click on the speaker icon. Now look for the Recording Devices and select it.

Step 2: Now right click and select the option Show Disabled Devices

Step 3: Select the Wave Out Mix device and Enable it. Click on Set as Default Device and open up the Audacity.

So you are done.Now enjoy recording whatever you like.
from Windows 7 Trick: How To Enable Recording in Windows Vista And Windows 7

Could it really be that easy??
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12 May 2009   #13
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Use line in .. not mic in.
Showing disabled devices worked in Vista .. But I can't find it in W7 ???
M$ sound mapper is also missing.

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There's no reason we should have to resort to such a workaround.
it started in Vista .. looks like it's getting worse in W7
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12 May 2009   #14
happinessiseasy

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Use line in .. not mic in.
Good point.

Strange, though, that website specifically said Windows 7.. are you running Beta or RC? I'll try my luck when I get home.
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12 May 2009   #15
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

RC 32 & 64 .. but only playing with 32 so far.


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12 May 2009   #16
happinessiseasy

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

That splitter seems unnecessary.. just a cable from speaker to line in would do. Why are you running line-out INTO the speaker out?
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12 May 2009   #17
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Line Out >> Line In .. will work ...
But it helps to also hear what you're working with ... so you know when to Start/Stop recording.

I don't use Speaker Outs .. don't have any - and not needed with my amplified Bose.
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12 May 2009   #18
butscher

windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I used a browser helper object called "Freecorder" to record "what I heard". I am not generally a fan of BHO's but this one has yet to cause problems for me. I used Sonar 8 to "dress up" my captures, but any audio editing software will do, including the freely available "Audacity"

Happy stream capturing
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12 May 2009   #19
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happinessiseasy View Post
It's isn't stereo if your mic input is mono, though.

In XP, there was no issue with sound cards. If the sound card had a Wave Out, XP could use that device to record from as well. I'm pretty sure the sound card doesn't need a separate device on it.

Googling turned up an interesting thing to try, though (I'll have to wait til I get home to try this):


from Windows 7 Trick: How To Enable Recording in Windows Vista And Windows 7

Could it really be that easy??
This is the proper way to get all or your sound devices to show up so you can mix and record from them in Windows 7. Yes it's that easy.
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13 May 2009   #20
FTBoomer

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

I did nothing other than load up Audacity and press record. It's that easy. When finished, hit export to MP3 (or whichever file type you choose). It really is that simple.

*edit: I did have to go into the Options of Audacity and change from Mono to Stereo recording. Also, I did nothing with the Recording options of Win7. Did not change andy of the "What you hear" settings.

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