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I am running ECDC 5.3.5 and Sound Blaster Live sound card. I can cpture and record audio from web sites which play through Windows Media Player but cannot capture audio from sites which use other players. How do I record what I am hearing?

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with the SB live you have to go to the speaker Icon in the system tray

> right click on it and select open volume controls

> then when the windows mixer shows up (showing play mode)

> goto options on the menu bar

> select properties

> change the radio button from "Playback" to "Recording"

> then check the appropriate boxes in the lower part of the window

> look for Stereo Mix; CDAudio; etc. (it's the stereo mix that you need to use)

> once the boxes are checked hit OK and the mixer changes from playback controls to the recording volume controls

> when the mixer window is up; select the "Select" check box at the bottom of the first slider on the left called "Stereo Mix"

> now all audio is recordable including the windows noises so be sure to change your sound scheme to "No Sounds" (if you haven't already)

 

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I do not have the SB Live software installed because it has a lot of garbage that I don't use or want on my desktop, just the drivers. To capture the audio from the Win Media Player, I click the "Wave" box on the Record controls. This does not work for the other web sites. Should I install the SBL software? Will this give me a different presentation on the Volume Control?

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that's the window's mixer

"SNDVOL32.EXE"

that provides the speaker Icon in the system tray

and the mixer panels I mentioned

not the Soundblaster software

 

open control panel and goto >sounds & audio devices and check the checkbox for Place volume Icon in the taskbar"

 

Edit: and use the "Stereo Mix" on the "Recording mixer Panel" not the "Wave"

 

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that's the window's mixer

"SNDVOL32.EXE"

that provides the speaker Icon in the system tray

and the mixer panels I mentioned

not the Soundblaster software

 

open control panel and goto >sounds & audio devices and check the checkbox for Place volume Icon in the taskbar"

 

Edit: and use the "Stereo Mix" on the "Recording mixer Panel" not the "Wave"

 

Cheers

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The only choices in the recording panel are MIDI, CD Audio, Line-In Microphone, and WAVE. There is no "Stereo Mix".

 

The only choices in the recording panel are MIDI, CD Audio, Line-In Microphone, and WAVE. There is no "Stereo Mix".

 

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when you select the options from the menu in the playback mixer control

and change the radio button to recording

are any of the checkboxes in the lower window that aren't checked

if stereo mix isn't in that lower window then

you'll have to do what I do on my laptop and that is

> open "what ever" recording program

> split the line-out / speakers with a (1/8inch stereo - 2x 1/8inch stereo plug)

this link is to a page with a photo of the plug link

> plug the speakers into one side and then plug a "patch cable" into the other side and plug it directly into the line in

 

edit: here's a link to a photo of the cable you'll need link

it won't let me post it directly into the dialog here?

 

Cheers

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Thanks Richard, that sounds like a viable work-around. I still think that there ought to be a way that I can capture internally what I am hearing , but ----whatever works. Would loading the SBL SW allow me to do that?

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I am able to capture whatever plays through Win Media Player; it is web sites which use other players that I cannot capture. It just seems that whatever goes through the sound card should be recordable, and I am sure that it is--I just don't know how to rout it---but then if it were logical it wouldn't be computer-related! Thanks for the input.

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I don't know exactly which part of the SB software is needed

I have the Creative mixer as well as the windows mixer they both just do the same thing;

though installing it might free up or reveal the missing ports ie stereo mix etc.

 

that (line out / speaker out to line in) work around needs to be monitored carefully on the SB Live

because the line in is live and might create a feedback loop

and not produce any usable audio or cause other problems

 

I use that method on the laptop here because it has a

cheap onboard sound card and the line in produces no audible sound

to the speakers & I can't record what I'm playing on it without looping it back in

 

the SB Live supports what's called "line pass through" meaning you hear every sound through

the speakers that is passed to the sound card whether from external or intenral sources

unless the channel is muted or disabled etc. as in the case of selections in the

recording panel of the mixer, only one device can be selected for input

whether that's line in; microphone; stereo mix;(when it's available) etc;

 

the other option that I've used is to pass the line out to an external recording device and then

pass it back to the computer preferably a digital recorder that you can just grab the file from

after but worst case scenario is use a tape deck I've done it and it isn't that bad

just not good for music audio but anything else usually turns out good

 

here's my SBLive mixer & the windows mixer open together

recording.jpg

 

Cheers

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(edit for spelling error)

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The text on your mixer pic is not legible, but I see that you have six where I have but five. I am running Win XP Pro and my Win Record Mixer choices are: MIDI, CD Audio, Line-In, Microphone, and Wave. There is no Stereo Mix. What OS are you running? What I want to record is music so your point about possible feed back is a good one, however I will try it anyway. I had already thought of recording the line-out on my cassette recorder. It just seems to be a pain in the neck. I will install the SBL SW and see what I get. I can always uninstall. Thanks, Richard.

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I've got XP SP2 on a Dell Optiplex GX270

and the SB-live was shipped with the machine

as I had asked the IT guys here for a dedicated Audio Machine

and they chose to use the SB-Live, which is generally a

half decent card "when" it's up and functioning,

though I did choose E-MU's for my home PC's

 

& sorry about that text, when I saved it, the .jpeg smeared as you can see.

the little creative mixer shows the advanced controls in the same window

without opening another, from far left it's

> Main Volume control

> Bass

> Treble

> Fade

 

the controls shown on right, are;

> Wave/MP3

> CDAudio

> Microphone

> Line-in

 

the bottom window comes from pressing the "Settings" button (in the red circle)

and it shows in the "Record from" drop down menu;

> Stereo Mix

> CDAudio

> TAD-in

> Auxiliary

> Microphone

> Line in

 

the windows mixer shows basically the same list as the drop down menu

but on the panel and in the check boxes in the window of the bottom right dialog box

 

Cheers

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