Cant Record Streaming audio

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by acdcbiggestfan, May 29, 2007.

  1. when i had windos xp i could record with audacity using the wave in. now that
    i have vista (and a new computer) i cant even choose wave in. on audacity,
    the seletion is blocked. are there any ways around this. there are live songs
    on youtube and google video that i would love to record and put on my ipod.
    acdcbiggestfan, May 29, 2007
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  2. acdcbiggestfan

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Right click on the speaker icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar, select
    Recording Devices, right click on the window and select both Show Disconnected
    Devices and Show Disabled Devices, highlight "What U Hear" (Creative) or "Stereo
    Mix" (Realtek) and set as Default.
    Cal Bear '66, May 29, 2007
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  3. ok i get to the step of showing disconnected and disabled, but i dont get
    anything else. nothing new pops up. i dont get the stereo mix or anything.
    also when i click on the speaker and choose volume mixer, the only thing that
    shows the volume going up and down is the speakers. nothing else.
    acdcbiggestfan, May 29, 2007
  4. acdcbiggestfan

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    What audio adapter are you using?

    Cal Bear '66, May 29, 2007
  5. i dont know what an audio adapter is.. how do i find it?
    acdcbiggestfan, May 29, 2007
  6. acdcbiggestfan

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    An audio adapter is the piece of hardware that allows you to hear sound. It is
    either an add in card or a chip built into the motherboard.

    Go to Control Panel > Device Manager and click the plus sign next to Sound,
    video and game controllers. (Examples: Creative, Realtek, Sigma Tel, etc.)
    Cal Bear '66, May 29, 2007
  7. Sigma Tel High Definition Audio CODEC

    acdcbiggestfan, May 29, 2007
  8. acdcbiggestfan

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    I am not familiar with Sigma Tel and I believe you will have to go to your
    computer manufacturer's or motherboard's site to obtain updated drivers.
    Perhaps Sigma Tel does not offer this option. Are you sure you were in the
    "RECORDING Devices" window when you looked for a similarly named item. Is there
    a Sigma Tel control panel in your All Programs?
    Cal Bear '66, May 29, 2007
  9. acdcbiggestfan

    capretta Guest

    whatever you do DO NOT INSTALL SERVICE PACK 1 if you use audacity and hard
    wire the sound out to sound in to record streaming music. service pack 1
    removed that ability. so now it just records from the internal microphone
    even if you run a cable from music out to music in. when i tried to revert to
    my old windows version my computer crashed and spent 2 hours fixing itself
    then THEN REINSTALLED THE UPDATES! service pack one is a install of no
    capretta, Jul 5, 2008
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