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Can't Seem To Record Audio Under Xp 64bit Os


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I've had roxio ten for awhile, mostly I use it for dvd burning. I don't know what it is about this package but every time MS releases a patch I seem to have problems with it and have to rip it out and reinstall it, drives me nuts. After fighting with the website refusing to send me a password or recognize my account I set up a gmail account because for whatever reason roxio won't send my password reset to a roadrunner account (tampabay.rr.com) and don't tell me to check my spam folder because I did and it wasn't there...i hope roxio fixes this. After setting up the gmail it let me register that way and is smart enough to ask for the cd key to associate with the account...yeah that problem solved got the latest update for roxio ten and now the dvd stuff running again....yeah.

 

I have never tried recording from an audio source under roxio, I used microsoft's multimedia add in for that in the past but that disk is currently hiding from me so I am trying to get the roxio to work. It sees the inputs apparently and the sound is playing over the speakers but whenever I try to play back the audio file there's nothing there....i.e. silence. I've tried selecting both the microphone and the "what you hear" option neither works. I tried playing the file with windows media player and there is nothing there either so I'd say I truly am recording silence. I've checked to make sure the microphone input isn't muted (it isn't because like I said the sound plays over the speakers) and I've looked around for other things tried different file formats etc. all I get is silence when I try to record.

 

What could I be doing wrong?

 

Foxconn AMD AM2 nvidia 590 sli motherboard

Soundblaster Audigy 2 soundcard

4 gig ram, lots of hard disk space

xp 64 bit professional os

 

As far as I know I've got all the latest drivers on everything, I'm not sure but I think this card may have a separate line in but I don't know which plug it is, thanks for any help.

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I've had roxio ten for awhile, mostly I use it for dvd burning. I don't know what it is about this package but every time MS releases a patch I seem to have problems with it and have to rip it out and reinstall it, drives me nuts. After fighting with the website refusing to send me a password or recognize my account I set up a gmail account because for whatever reason roxio won't send my password reset to a roadrunner account (tampabay.rr.com) and don't tell me to check my spam folder because I did and it wasn't there...i hope roxio fixes this. After setting up the gmail it let me register that way and is smart enough to ask for the cd key to associate with the account...yeah that problem solved got the latest update for roxio ten and now the dvd stuff running again....yeah.

 

I have never tried recording from an audio source under roxio, I used microsoft's multimedia add in for that in the past but that disk is currently hiding from me so I am trying to get the roxio to work. It sees the inputs apparently and the sound is playing over the speakers but whenever I try to play back the audio file there's nothing there....i.e. silence. I've tried selecting both the microphone and the "what you hear" option neither works. I tried playing the file with windows media player and there is nothing there either so I'd say I truly am recording silence. I've checked to make sure the microphone input isn't muted (it isn't because like I said the sound plays over the speakers) and I've looked around for other things tried different file formats etc. all I get is silence when I try to record.

 

What could I be doing wrong?

 

Foxconn AMD AM2 nvidia 590 sli motherboard

Soundblaster Audigy 2 soundcard

4 gig ram, lots of hard disk space

xp 64 bit professional os

 

As far as I know I've got all the latest drivers on everything, I'm not sure but I think this card may have a separate line in but I don't know which plug it is, thanks for any help.

 

 

There is a difference between which inputs are made available to the soundcard's output, and which one is made available for recording.

Open up the Windows Volume Control utility. (This is usually available by double-clicking the little yellow icon of a loudspeaker in the system tray. If it's not there, go via Start|Programs|Accessories|Multimedia, or perhaps Start|Progams|Accessories|Entertainment). A screen titled "Volume Control" appears. On this screen you will see a selection of inputs. Each one can be individually switched on or off using its "mute" checkbox. All those which are not muted are available for playback through the soundcard's output, and their relative volumes can be controlled using the appropriate sliders. Thus, this screen behaves like a simple mixer, allowing multiple sources to be gathered together for output.

 

OK, all this is fine, and allows you to pass the input through to the output, but: it doesn't make the unmuted inputs available for recording to hard disk. To do this, select the "Properties" item from the "Options" menu. A screen titled "Properties" will appear. In the box titled "Adjust volume for", there are radio buttons: select the one for Recording. A list of available inputs appears in the box beneath "Show the following volume controls", and you should ensure that all the various inputs you may wish to record are checked in that list. Now press "OK", and the main screen's title changes to "Recording Control". This screen presents the inputs available for recording, and to activate the one you want, check its associated "Select" checkbox. The recording level can be adjusted using the selected input's volume slider; note that you can adjust this while recording (just like you can with the level control on a tape deck). You may also see a simple level meter (like the LEDs on a cassette deck) next to some inputs on some soundcards; whether they appear depends on the particular facilities provided by the soundcard's driver. However, this meter is uncalibrated and most hard disk recording packages are likely to have better metering. Once you have set the required record level, you can close down the Volume Control utility and the settings will remain unchanged (usually).

 

Also, this site has some helpful info: http://www.the-predator.com/dell/sec7-9.html

 

 

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I've got an Audigy 2 and I've never had a problem getting it to record using "What you hear".

I am only using the 32 bit verison of XP so maybe that's the difference.

Have you checked the Audigy's Sound Mixer besides the Windows one?I can set mine to either What You Hear or Wav/Mp3 and I can record and hear the sound when played back.

Try this:

Open Easy Audio Capture and the Creative Mixer at the same time.Set the mixer to What You Hear.Do the meters move if you play a track using WMP?They should.If they do then you should be able to record and hear it when played back.

Now with it all still open try changing the mixer so that it uses Wav/MP3.It should automatically change in Easy Audio Capture to that input.Once again the meters should move.

If the meters are moving then you are able to record whatever is playing.

 

Now,if you can record then all that's left is playback.Can you listen to a cd or mp3 that's already on your machine?If so then you should be able to play the recorded mp3 since they both use the same device to play the track.

If you can't play something then your device for playback is incorrect.That would be set under Windows Sound Properties like ogdens said.

 

If you're trying to capture from an external device then you'll need to use line in and the mixer and Easy Audio Capture need to be set to Analog Mix.

 

Just FYI,here's a pic from the manual about the inputs.As you can see the Line in is the 4th one up from the firewire port.

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Ok I think I've found most of the settings you all referred to, they all "seem" fine. I have recorded audio on this system in the past with the same sound card but I had to reload my os and now I'm having this problem. Not sure but I think I also recorded audio with the microsoft plus package that I've had for awhile and not Roxio. I downloaded soundblaster's recording package it doesn't seem to be able to get any audio either, I think I may have the plug in the line in and not the microphone but I could swear there's a microphone icon printed below the input. The card says audigy 2 on it but I could swear that when I bought it the box said audigy 2 mp3, I think the driver's are all the same. I've been out researching on the net and I'm getting hits with problems recording under xp so I'm starting to wonder if I might be missing a system file someplace or somesuch and I also read MS has done some things to disable some types of recording because of whining about piracy...agggh. If I can hear the audio through the speakers it should not be an input or a cable problem I've found the section to select recording sources....they are checked. Just getting aggravated here.

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