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    F9zRazor is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    How do i change sound recording cause i dont want a microphone and it uses a microphone to record sound.Im using windows xp.

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    In general:

    Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Audio tab > Sound Recording > Volume... Select "Stereo Mix" by filling the checkbox "Select".

    If Stereo Mix is not shown: Options > Properties. Under "Show the following volume controls:" make sure "Stereo Mix" is checked.

    This applies in general is valid for most (if not all) programs.

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    F9zRazor is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    what if i dont have stereo mix in the audio tab or the properties? cause i dont.

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    Umm.. It's not in the Audio tab. It should be under the Recording Control window that pops up when you click the "Volume..." button in the Audio tab...

    And when you're in the Properties window, make sure you choose the correct Mixer Device ( blablabla input or whatever, usually it's not output, but i guess this depends on your hardware). And under "Adjust volume for:" choose Recording. Under that, stereo mix should be there.

    Hope that works...

    If it's still not there.. i guess we'd have to wait for others to lend a hand...

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    Step 1:


    Step 2:

    NOTE: It may be either "Analog Mix" or "Stereo Mix" depending on what type of sound card/drivers you are using.

    Step 3:

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    i dont have those things thou,when i go to recording i only have microphone and line in.

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    @MadDog
    Turn wave on. I think that will take the sound right out of the sound buffer. It's worth a shot.

    And with that sound card, there's no way in hell you're stuck using analog. I'm sure it's probably wave. Turn analog off for now and try it. If it doesn't work I'm sure you can just switch it back.

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    To the OP, I suggest maybe looking up your audio card and seeing if there's a new driver available for it... it's kinda weird not to have that option.

    Doesn't Fraps just do video? Meh... maybe just set it to video, then use Audacity or something to record sound. If that program can't rip it out of the buffer, I don't know what will. After that just re-encode the video, cut and edit the audio to sync up, then put the two into a AVI/OGM/MKV container file with VirtualDubMod or something.

    Last ditch effort would be to buy a 1/8 male to 1/8 male stereo audio cable and run it from line/speaker out to line/mic in (use line in if you have both line and mic). If you do this though, set the volume on both low and experiment with both volumes until you find a happy medium. To loud will fuck up your sound quality. To low and you have to play with the volume too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F9zRazor View Post
    i dont have those things thou,when i go to recording i only have microphone and line in.
    Even in the Properties window? That's strange, coz even my old Toshiba laptop (from '97 -- wow, it's already 10 years old.. never realized that) has it. Umm... let's see... try posting a screenshot of your properties window and your sound card name & model, we might be able to help more...

    FYI, the cable that Vol~ was referring to isn't expensive (there are expensive ones out there I guess, but it doesn't have to be). You can even build one yourself if you prefer. Just get the correct male connectors and a stereo cable (those that have two contacts side by side on the ends).
    Last edited by qualia; 04-18-2007 at 11:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    @MadDog
    Turn wave on. I think that will take the sound right out of the sound buffer. It's worth a shot.

    And with that sound card, there's no way in hell you're stuck using analog. I'm sure it's probably wave. Turn analog off for now and try it. If it doesn't work I'm sure you can just switch it back.
    I wasn't asking a question or anything, I was just trying to help with qualia's explanation by posting pictures for Razor to follow.

    I never used "wave" recording in the past because games also featured MIDI and CD audio, which wouldn't have been recorded in that case. I suppose these days it's not really a problem though so you're right, wave would probably be better (even though I doubt there'd be any real difference in audio quality).

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    err... yeah.
    Sorry, MadDog, don't know what I was thinking. Probably not a big deal. For some reason I read analog and thought 'mono'. XD
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