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I'm trying to capture audio from Rhapsody. The music plays fine, but the recording either seems to fade in and out or has a static-type noise. I am getting this distortion directly from the file created on my computer.

 

I'm using 64-bit Windows 7 on a Dell Precision M6400 notebook with gobs of memory and space. I've got nothing else playing during the recording. Using the Auto Recording Level before recording seems to help with the static. My sound card is an IDT High Definition Audio CODEC.

 

I have five capture from devices that list:

Dock Mic

Microphone Array

Rec Playback

Microphone Line-In

Speakers/Headphones

 

The only one that gets close is the Speakers/Headphones.

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I'm trying to capture audio from Rhapsody. The music plays fine, but the recording either seems to fade in and out or has a static-type noise. I am getting this distortion directly from the file created on my computer.

 

I'm using 64-bit Windows 7 on a Dell Precision M6400 notebook with gobs of memory and space. I've got nothing else playing during the recording. Using the Auto Recording Level before recording seems to help with the static. My sound card is an IDT High Definition Audio CODEC.

 

I have five capture from devices that list:

Dock Mic

Microphone Array

Rec Playback

Microphone Line-In

Speakers/Headphones

 

The only one that gets close is the Speakers/Headphones.

 

Rhapsody MAY have a deterrent from copying the music. I have not used that. Why aren't you using their capture software?

 

Try a different music web site that is free. See what you get if your use Pandora.

 

Update the drivers for your audio chip from Dell.

 

Gobs of memory and space do not mean anything. If you have a 120 hard drive, then 25 may seem like gobs but if you have a 1T drive then 25 is not gobs especially if you try to defrag. Why post gobs when it take about 30 seconds to give the actual amount !

 

Speakers/Headphones would be the right setting for most captures.

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Rhapsody MAY have a deterrent from copying the music. I have not used that. Why aren't you using their capture software?

 

Try a different music web site that is free. See what you get if your use Pandora.

 

Update the drivers for your audio chip from Dell.

 

Gobs of memory and space do not mean anything. If you have a 120 hard drive, then 25 may seem like gobs but if you have a 1T drive then 25 is not gobs especially if you try to defrag. Why post gobs when it take about 30 seconds to give the actual amount !

 

Speakers/Headphones would be the right setting for most captures.

 

Rhapsody is not really my source. I'm just using it because it was a generic, well-known service that illustrated my problem. I didn't choose Pandora because I can't control the variables (eg, the song) for optimal troubleshooting. The problem also happens with Napster.

 

The sound drivers from Dell are current. However, I uninstalled & reinstalled them - no change.

 

Gobs merely was meant to indicate those could not be the problem. I have 111 GB free on my 300 GB drive and 16 GB RAM.

 

I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Roxio, and have all non-Microsoft services and all start-up processes disabled.

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