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pumpkin7
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sounds stupid, but it used to be so simple! how do i record a sound, say some music from a video that is playing on a website, using the sound recorder on vista?
i used to be able to just tick a few boxes and it worked on xp, but now it's all spazzed and i can't figure out how to do it.

anyone got any ideas? ta.

or actually, why the hell does every musical link i click on to download, end up playing on quick time and not let me download it?
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I don't think Vista allows you to do it due to bullying from the media industry.
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vista is crap then. pppt
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Id download the video and strip out the sound into and mp3. What kind of video is it?

(Original post by pumpkin7)
vista is crap then. pppt
Do you know another OS that will do this for you right out of the box?
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Do you know another OS that will do this for you right out of the box?
She said it herself that XP'd do it... It's a problem in Vista because of the encrypted and separated audio/video input/output systems. In other words, Microsoft intentionally removed a useful feature to pander to big business. I think that's a legitimate reason for calling it crap TBH.
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I will test this.

In the mean time I suggest either:

A) My Solution in post 5.
B) Install XP in a virtual machine and do it in that. Virtual PC is a free VM.
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Download Audacity and there's a setting which lets you record whatevers coming out of the speakers?
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Download Audacity and there's a setting which lets you record whatevers coming out of the speakers?
Usually this is the anwser but because the OP talks about Vista, it's not probably not possible because they have disabled (or completely removed I can't remember which) the Line In which is used by Audacity to record what comes from the speakers.
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Just get a 3.5mm male to male jack and plug in the microphone socket to the headphone socket. Then turn on your 'headphones' and play sound through there. Then use Audacity to record the input through the microphone socket.
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Search "sound recorder"
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(Original post by GamerChris)
Usually this is the anwser but because the OP talks about Vista, it's not probably not possible because they have disabled (or completely removed I can't remember which) the Line In which is used by Audacity to record what comes from the speakers.
It's definately possible. I use audacity (I have Vista) to record audio in a similar way which OP talks about.

Audacity is a relatively small program anyway, so may as well download it and try it out :p:. It's one of the easiest audio programs to use (and it's free!).
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man, this seems too much hastle for a sound. i'll just use the laptop - that has xp on it. :p:

and 'search 'sound recorder'' - wtf. that's what i'm trying to use to record the sound ffs!
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AUDACITY > set your input to stereo mix (may need to be enabled in the windows sound mixer first then in audacity go edit > preferences ) > record button.

done.

works on vista 100%
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