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yragentman

Record From Audio Card Deletes Audio File On Stop

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I bought Creator 2012 with my HP Pavillion system about a year ago. A full up purchase.

 

When I try to use Roxio Easy Audio Capture feature to record audio, the files are automatically deleted.

 

My configuration:

 

Capture From: Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)

Record Internet Autio: Separate Tracks

Temporary files: E:\MyDirectory

Save to: E:\MyDirectory\Sounds

Audio Format: WAV

 

On the sound card (via the windows speaker icon;

Recording: Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC) selected/set as default

Playback: Speakers/Headphones selected

 

I start a audio playback in my browser (Chrome). Audio is output and played over speakers.

 

I start the Roxio Easy Audio Capture Recording

Level bars move to audio peaks- slider can adjust peak record level

Looking the MyDirectory the temporary audio.wav file appears and updates size while recording is in progress

 

Select STOP on Roxio Easy Audio Capture

A window appears : Checknig for Unidentified Tracks, Scanning Music Files (0/1 tracks scanned)

Then a second window appear very briefly

The audio.wav file disappears from both the temporary MyDirectory and does not appear in the MyDirectory/Sounds subdirectory.

 

Where is the recorded file going?

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Hello,

 

How long is your audio track? WAV files can only be saved up to about 1hr 40 minutes, if I remember correctly. [it might be 1hr 20min, I can check my notes if needed] After that the file wraps around on itself and essentially self destructs.

 

This is a limitation of the structure of WAV files, not the saving software. If you want to capture a longer audio track you will need to use a different file format for the save. I'd suggest FLAC if you need it lossless, MP3 otherwise.

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I am testing with short recordings of 1 to 5 minutes. Far from any WAV limitations.

 

The Roxi Easy Audio Capture UI says "Time left on drive: 438 h 23 min"

 

The recording file appears in the directory while in progress, but disappears after the Checking for Unidentified Tracks windows close.

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I just tested again:

 

Recording time = 3 min 11 secs

Stop recording

Roxi displays : Checking for Unidentified Tracks, Scanning Music Files (0/1 tracks scanned)

then

Roxi displays: Exporting track 1; Position: 0 min 0 sec, Speed 0.0x, Progress: 0%

for less than 1 second then window is cleared

 

No audio file in my Save to directory. No audio file found on search of computer.

 

What does Creator 2012 do with audio file saved?

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Okay, it isn't the WAV problem. That's good - I had to run so many long captures to arrive at the max. time allowed with WAVs. :)

 

Creator will normally save the audio file where you told it in EAC's Options screen. The default location is in your \Music\Recorded Tracks\ folder

 

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I'm a bit puzzled by you saying

Recording time = 3 min 11 secs

Stop recording

Roxi displays : Checking for Unidentified Tracks, Scanning Music Files (0/1 tracks scanned)

then

Roxi displays: Exporting track 1; Position: 0 min 0 sec, Speed 0.0x, Progress: 0%

for less than 1 second then window is cleared

 

I get this picture from EAC while I'm recording

 

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. . . and when I click Stop I get this success box.

 

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I don't get any Checking or Scanning messages, nor any Exporting message. We are both using Easy Audio Capture [Capture Audio from Sound Card] in Creator 2012, aren't we?

 

Do you see that "Audio File Successfully Captured" box? If so, what do you have selected in the "What do you wish to do now?" part of it?

Are you opening the file in Sound Editor instead of just Closing EAC and leaving your new file in Recorded Tracks?

 

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thanks Brendon.

 

Curious. I do not see the success box. I get a window titled "Checking for Unidentified Tracks"

 

following briefly by:

 

another window titled "Exporting track 1"

 

Then cleared back to the Roxio Easy Audio Capture control window.

 

on the bright side, I have finally been able to get files to save by selecting the default settings option on Options, General and Save To configuration. I think it only worked if I select:

Capture From : Speakers/Headphones

 

Very poor marks for Corel/Creator help/documentation/feature support.

 

Brendon, you are great but Sonic Solutions/Roxi basically sucks. My next audio suite will be something else, methinks.

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What audio card do you have and what capture bit rate?:

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Yragentman,

Please don't give up on this one just yet, I'm sure I can give you some help if we can work our way through it.

 

Exporting

I'm digging into the program files to try and find what's running in your system that isn't happening in mine. I think yours might be going straight into the Roxio Sound Editor since that's the default button for Easy Audio Capture [EAC], but why it seems to be going direct instead of offering you stepped options is a puzzle.

 

Do you see any of this type of box in your process, indicating you have slipped into the Roxio Sound Editor? It's the only connected application I can see which speaks about "Exporting" stuff.

 

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Documentation

You're right about documentation being very sparse. I suspect it's a misguided view of economics. :(

 

Creator 2011 had a splendid PDF manual - the last of its kind perhaps. Since not too much changed between Creator 2011 and Creator 2012 you might find the 2011 manual very useful. Here it is. It's a 5.5 MB PDF file so you'll need the Foxit reader or Adobe [ugh] to read it after you've downloaded it from here.

C2011_Manual_ENU.pdf

 

Capture from

There is a selector in EAC. Have you worked on that one?

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Screenshots

I can't see any of the helpful shots you tried to attach to your post. If you go down to the bottom of the main forum page, there are buttons for RSS, Change Theme, Mark Community Read, and Help. Click the help one and select 'Posting'.and look at 'Attachments'. That should help you, and the pictures will help us all.

 

Okay, enough for the moment. I'm off to scan program files but I will be back later today. If you could confirm that you're landing in the Roxio Sound Editor that would save me some time.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thanks Brendon,

 

The sound card on the HP Pavillon is a AMD High Definition Audio Device and IDT High Definition Audio CODEC.

 

My screen shots are attached. This is the first time I am trying to record from the sound card, so the Creator 2012 would be in the configuration as setup during install at HP.

 

As I mentioned earlier, I have been able to get successful recordings now by selecting Speakers/Headphones and using the Default Settings to save the recordings to the Windows user directory - not exactly what I wanted to do, since now I have to move files after I am done (extra steps). But at least it is working.Roxi EAC sequence.doc

 

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