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#1 wrhatt

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:40 PM

I want to record what I hear over my speakers. All the programs I have found require the use of a sound card. My computers sound is from the motherboard. And there is the problem. I can not install a sound card due to the physical limitations of my computer. Is there a sound recording program that will work for what I hear over the speakers from the motherboard?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:58 PM

hello wrhatt,

Have you tried Audacity? it can be found at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ The last time I used it it did allow me to record what the speakers played.
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:15 PM

Thank you for the suggestion. I just tried it but it didn't work as advertized. With the volume controls at max I can just barley hear that I had in fact recorded from the speakers. I don't mind paying for the program if you know of one that works.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:27 AM

That is strange, Audacity has always worked fine for me.

Windows movie maker does have this ability, http://www.metacafe.com/watch/746811/recor...ws_movie_maker/
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:21 PM

I watched the video and that is way too complicated for me. There has got to be an easier program that can record sound without using a sound card.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 08:32 AM

Having onboard sound or a sound card makes no difference. You are not setting the controls correctly.
http://www.edhsonline.org/other/audacity/

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/tutorials.html

http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/audacity-tutorial.html

Edited by garmanma, 06 July 2008 - 08:35 AM.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:52 AM

Thank you Garmanma for your reply but it didn't work. My computer won't even download the bart.wav file. It kept playing it on QuickTime and to save it would have required me to purchase 7.0. Step 3 of 7 shows in the picture the "blue wave" of the bart.wav recording. On mine that is a straight line when I record. Even amplified to the max with the speakers on high you can just hear that something was recorded. I don't doubt that Audacity is working, I beleive it is just my computer. This thing blue screens once a week and sometimes twice a day, but for now it's all I have.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:54 AM

download .wav files:
http://search.yahoo.com/
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:51 PM

No go on the download. My computer will not show the download button. All I get is the red X where the button should be. Even right click show picture does nothing.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:15 PM

Could you tell me what download button you are talking. What procedure do you use to download programs from the internet?
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:27 PM

Click on your link, click on the first web site which is softfile.org/detail/software/download+wav+files, it opens the web site for Hero Sound Converter and where the down load button would be is just a red X. I find this happens on web sites that my IE doesn’t trust. However I have spent too much time on this problem and can pursue it no further. This computer just won’t cooperate. Thank you all for trying.




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