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Windows 7: Freeware that can record any/all/every audio?

09 Jul 2010   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Freeware that can record any/all/every audio?

anyone know of a package that can simply record whatever the audio device puts out, regardless of the audio/sound source? I thought I could strip the audio track off a music dvd but so far has proven otherwise.


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09 Jul 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have stripped the audio track off video files with Audacity, a free program.

Not sure exactly what video formats can be imported into Audacity.
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09 Jul 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

It would probably be easier to record the audio from the DVD in real time.

Just let Audacity record the audio. You might have to play around in the recording device options in Audacity.
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09 Jul 2010   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Unfortuantely this feature is entirely dependant on the audio hardware and drivers :/ Ususaly the stock windows drivers are missing this functionality.

Some have the "record what you hear" feature and some don't. If not, you can try routing your output back into line in (use asplitter, one going to your speakers and one going back into line in. It's possible that even this may fail when playing a DVD though, in that case you'll need to get a second computer or laptop to do the recording.
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09 Jul 2010   #5
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Look under "Recording Devices" and see if you have "Stereo Mix" available. This is what you use to record any audio the PC can play.

Ap
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09 Jul 2010   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Recording what you hear is not as simple in Windows 7 as it was under XP and Vista. It appears to be a deliberate action by the hardware manufacturers and the software developers.

You won't find stereo mix or what you hear on many PCs, regardless of what you do.

As suggested above, the standard workaround is to run an ordinary short cable from your sound card speaker jack to the soundcard line input--that is normally from the blue jack to the green jack.

You also have to make sure you have all settings correct in Windows and your recording program--Audacity or whatever it might be. The Audacity settings are in edit/preferences/devices. Windows stuff is done through the sound control panel.
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09 Jul 2010   #7
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Recording what you hear is not as simple in Windows 7 as it was under XP and Vista. It appears to be a deliberate action by the hardware manufacturers and the software developers.

You won't find stereo mix or what you hear on many PCs, regardless of what you do.
I think most all of the Realtek motherboard audio devices (which seems to be a large percentage) have the Stereo Mix option when using recent drivers from the Realtek site.

Ap

p.s. Right click the Microsoft speaker icon in the task bar, select "Recording Devices".
Right Click in any blank spot of the window that opens.
Check both "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".
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09 Jul 2010   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

There used to be a software program that would emulate the system mixer so you could record. That was for XP. Is this still available and has it been updated for Vista/Win 7?

There are also DVD rippers that will rip the sound from a DVD. Here is one Free-Codecs.com :: Download DVD Audio Ripper 6.0.3.0504 : A DVD movie soundtrack ripper which can rip DVD audio to mp3, wav...
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09 Jul 2010   #9
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

and when i do that physical work around, what do I use to grab the stream?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Recording what you hear is not as simple in Windows 7 as it was under XP and Vista. It appears to be a deliberate action by the hardware manufacturers and the software developers.

You won't find stereo mix or what you hear on many PCs, regardless of what you do.

As suggested above, the standard workaround is to run an ordinary short cable from your sound card speaker jack to the soundcard line input--that is normally from the blue jack to the green jack.

You also have to make sure you have all settings correct in Windows and your recording program--Audacity or whatever it might be. The Audacity settings are in edit/preferences/devices. Windows stuff is done through the sound control panel.
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09 Jul 2010   #10
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Audacity-

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder


Check for stereo mix

Ap
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