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When I do a Live Screen Capture the resulting movie is wonderful, but the audio is very muffled and hard to hear. I presume that is because I have the Microphone input box checked, and the audio is being recorded through my display microphone which is not placed near my speakers. What is the best way to get good audio when using live screen capture? Is there a way to route the audio directly to Toast without having to go through the microphone which picks up external noise?

 

My real goal is to capture a flash web video composed of F4F fragments. The Toast Capture Web Video capability doesn't appear to recognize this format (system requirements show only FLV and F4V). As I stated above, the Live Screen Capture video turned out just fine, but I can't find a way to grab audio without going from speaker to microphone which adds noise. The Toast 11 utility Spin Doctor had a way to capture audio from a currently running application, but if a similar capability exists in Live Screen Capture, I can't find it.

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Addendum: I tried Live Screen Capture with a you tube filmstrip, got no sound and got jerky images. The capture-from-the-web feature seems, however, to work beautifully for creating a film file, sound and all. When you click on "media", try clicking on the web feature (below). Screen capture, on the contrary, is brilliant if you want to reproduce your own action (cursor moving, etc.) on the screen. Don't know if that helps.

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Thank you for the suggestion, philolog. I did try the capture-from-the-web feature, but it doesn't seem to recognize the particular video i am trying to capture. I can capture other web videos with this feature, so I suspect the problem is with the F4F fragments in which this particular video is packaged.

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I found a workaround using the free Soundflower application by Cycling 74. This program adds "soundflower" input and output audio devices to OS X. From System Preferences > Sound, I was able to select "soundflower (2ch)" as my default input and output sound devices. I then performed a Live Screen Capture using Toast 12. Although I couldn't hear the sound while the live screen capture was taking place, the audio was recorded with the video and has none of the noise that occurs when using the microphone input with Toast.

 

http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/

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I just installed the Pro version of Toast Titanium 12 and can't figure out how to use features such as Live Screen Recording, FotoMagico, iZotope Music, Speech Cleaner, and SmartSound Sonicfire. Are these separate applications? How do I obtain these? There is no Extras folder in my Applications Folder of Toast 12 Pro. The user manuel has no information that I can find to help with these applications or how to activate them when using Toast 12 Pro. I downloaded Toast 12 Pro for doing the installation. Should I have bought the disk to get these features?

 

Can anyone help?

 

Gus

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Hi Gus. The User Manual for Toast 12 Titanium under Toast Extras on page 17 states, "The Pro version of Toast Titanium includes a number of additional applications ... Optionally installed by the installer, they can easily be accessed from the Toast Extras menu". I didn't see the optional install offered from my installer but I have the standard Toast 12 Titanium and not Pro. You might try rerunning the Pro installer and see if you can spot the optional install of the Extras.

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I just installed the Pro version of Toast Titanium 12 and can't figure out how to use features such as Live Screen Recording, FotoMagico, iZotope Music, Speech Cleaner, and SmartSound Sonicfire. Are these separate applications? How do I obtain these? There is no Extras folder in my Applications Folder of Toast 12 Pro. The user manuel has no information that I can find to help with these applications or how to activate them when using Toast 12 Pro. I downloaded Toast 12 Pro for doing the installation. Should I have bought the disk to get these features?

 

Can anyone help?

 

Gus

 

You should be able to access all the extra with Toast 12 Pro in the Toast 12 Titanium folder after installed, this includes DiscCatalogMaker RE, Live Screen Capture and Toast Titanium and you can access them in the Toast Titanium app as well under extras and that also has the Roxio Video Player which isn't at least for me in the Toast 12 Titanium folder in Applications. All other included applications were installed, if done properly, be in the Applications folder separately and most of them if not all of them required the product registration code included with the download purchase. I have included two screen shots if this helps.

 

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While capturing live screen, it appears the only way to capture the sound is by using the microphone to record the sound from the speaker. This sounds REALLY BAD.

 

I there a way to include the sound directly without having to re-record from the speaker? Are there plans in the future to include capturing the sound with the video as so to avoid this poor, workaround.

 

I was really disappointed when I discovered this as it is one of the main reasons I upgraded to version 12

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While capturing live screen, it appears the only way to capture the sound is by using the microphone to record the sound from the speaker. This sounds REALLY BAD.

 

I there a way to include the sound directly without having to re-record from the speaker? Are there plans in the future to include capturing the sound with the video as so to avoid this poor, workaround.

 

I was really disappointed when I discovered this as it is one of the main reasons I upgraded to version 12

Read the 4th post in this topic.

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For a while, I was capturing You Tube quite well, sound and all. Tonight's experience led to nothing. Is You Tube trying to hide from capture? Adobe Flash supposedly has a role in success or otherwise in capturing videos, and I decided to update Flash in both of my MACs. Would love to hear from Roxio what the present state of their research on the subject is.

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For a while, I was capturing You Tube quite well, sound and all. Tonight's experience led to nothing. Is You Tube trying to hide from capture? Adobe Flash supposedly has a role in success or otherwise in capturing videos, and I decided to update Flash in both of my MACs. Would love to hear from Roxio what the present state of their research on the subject is.

Are you referring to Web Video Capture in Toast's Media Browser or the Live Screen Capture app that is separate from Toast. If it is the former then I should move your post.

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I found a workaround using the free Soundflower application by Cycling 74. This program adds "soundflower" input and output audio devices to OS X. From System Preferences > Sound, I was able to select "soundflower (2ch)" as my default input and output sound devices. I then performed a Live Screen Capture using Toast 12. Although I couldn't hear the sound while the live screen capture was taking place, the audio was recorded with the video and has none of the noise that occurs when using the microphone input with Toast.

 

http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/

 

Need to "bump" this thread - I'm in need of using Live Screen Capture, but while the video capture is great, I've no audio. I've used Soundflower as above, but to no avail. Soundflower is working fine in other programs such as Audacity. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.5, and Toast Titanium 12.1 works just fine.

 

Am I missing something?

 

Cheers!

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