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May 3, 2010
7:26 AM
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Locutus said:

As stated above, I use Home Premium.  When I disabled Line In, it disappeared from the list.  When I right clicked and viewed the disabled ones, it appeared as disabled.  I reenabled it.


 

Sorry I guess I missed that in your previous post. Thanks for the info.

 

@Wheezer: So you definitely should have the option to show the disabled devices. Locutus has the same version of Windows 7 and he has the option as well. If when you try showing those disabled devices it shows a device that says something like stereo mixer (that is what it showed as on mine, yours may have a totally different name for it) try enabling it, then setting it as the default recording device, then try recording some sound that you want to record that just plays back on your computer and see if the sound is clear as it should be. Then tell us if this works, or if you do not have any other devices listed there even after showing the ones that are disabled.

For me, the microphone jack isn't listed until I plug in a microphone, then I can enable or disable that method of recording. Until then it is not even listed in the list of devices.

 

Btw, I am using one of those netbooks so I do not think my sound card is that advanced but it still has this option so it is quite possible yours will have it. Of course it is an Asus netbook if that makes any difference. Just hope this wil work for you Wheezer. Then you wouldn't need anything except the Windows sound recorder or Audacity, but it would be annoying to change your recording device if you would use it for other things often. Thankfully in Win 7 you can choose to have a different default device for communications and recording.

May 3, 2010
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SHA-BING!!!!!!!!   It worked!

I followed Chinaguy's instructions by right clicking in the empty space under the microphone, clicked the option to show hidden items, and "Stereo Mix" showed up. Enabled it, found some music on the internet, started Audacity and recorded a few seconds.

When I clicked the play button to see if it had recorded, I had crystal clear sound.

Thank you so much Chinaguy! SmileSmileSmile

Here's a couple treats, as a thank you. Wink

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May 3, 2010
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Nice!  Glad to hear you got it working. 

Now if only I could get it to work on mine :P

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May 3, 2010
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I am glad that it worked for you. But as to whether you can get it to work on yours or not Locutus I would say that if you couldn't find an option like stereo mix on your list of devices then you have to find another way to do it. But glad to help Wheezer. I am just glad that I could help someone else here. Most of the time I just come here for help and reviews, it's nice to be able to send help back the other way. Now if I can only figure out how to fix the problem I am having on with USB devices plugged into my sisters computer acting up or not working at all I will be very happy. Smile

 

Btw, Wheezer, thank you for the treats. As an American living in China they are very welcome. Even if I can't really eat them.

May 3, 2010
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Ya know this quest for "recording devices" reminded me-my microphone hasn't worked since I reinstalled 7 over Vista.  It worked in the RC, so I'm going to try the official driver.

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May 3, 2010
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Locutus said:

Ya know this quest for "recording devices" reminded me-my microphone hasn't worked since I reinstalled 7 over Vista.  It worked in the RC, so I'm going to try the official driver.


 
I had some trouble with my microphone when I first got my computer too. What kind of trouble are you having? My problem was fixed after going online to the computer manufacturer's website and downloading their driver for Win 7 but I don't know if you are having a different problem than mine. Is it just totally not working or just not working correctly? Hope you can get it working just by downloading the driver. That would probably be by far the easiest fix.
May 3, 2010
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It's all fuzz.  The camera works fine, but the audio is white noise.

EDIT:  Great news, chinaguy.  The mic works fabulously!

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May 3, 2010
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Great, so after you updated the driver it began working correctly right? Great news.

May 3, 2010
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Yup.  Now to just conquer the "what-you-hear" aspect of audio recording.

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May 3, 2010
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Locutus said:

Yup.  Now to just conquer the "what-you-hear" aspect of audio recording.


 

Did you try the solution that freewareelite suggested: http://www.nch.com.au/soundtap…..index.html? It could be that would work. After a cursory glance it looks like it might though from the description on the website I was not sure if it would or not.

May 5, 2010
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@Locutus – Do you have a separate Control Panel item for your sound card or just the default Sound control? It's possible that the sound card specific control panel needs to have something enabled.

January 6, 2011
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Were you ever able to get the record what you hear working locutus? I would guess if you don't have a stereo mix option that you probably can't but wanted to check anyway. I am sure you could if you replaced your sound card as long as it has a stereo mix recorder, though I am sure that is not the solution you want to hear.

January 6, 2011
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chinaguy said:

Were you ever able to get the record what you hear working locutus? I would guess if you don't have a stereo mix option that you probably can't but wanted to check anyway. I am sure you could if you replaced your sound card as long as it has a stereo mix recorder, though I am sure that is not the solution you want to hear.


 

Yeah.  The webcam problem was a driver issue, so it was solved by installing the Acer driver over the Microsoft driver.  To record what I hear I can just use an audio splitter in the audio-out headphones port and connect one split to speakers and the other back to my laptop.

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January 6, 2011
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Well not as elegant maybe as using the sound card but it gets the job done. Glad you found something that works for you.

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