To begin, click on "start" à the bottom-left corner of your screen, go to " all programs " , then "accessories", finally open " entertainment " to find " sound recorder " ; as follows, even though it's windows 2000 and not xp :
In the case there wouldn't have any "sound recorder", get it 'manually' using 'run' command as we can see on this image ( even if it's in french, you may understand by icons ) :
[q] " nothing is recorded... help!! "
Don't worry, we'll check out the options on the edit menu.
Once in, go to " audio properties ", then "sound recording " and click on " volume " button.
Note : By the way, check if your sound card is selected
We're now enjoying the sight of the recording control of windows, here's an old example but still accurate :
Tip to find the good column to select :
Play any music on winamp or windows media player or anything
Launch the record in the sound recorder
Tick, one by one, every column
When mic line in sound recorder starts to beat, you've found!
If ever no column succeeded in waking up mic line, first, try again.
Then, if it fails again, you still can add columns by going in "options" menu and then "properties" ; in recording control. Tick as many boxes as there are.
Hapiness will surely be on that last action, otherwise, I couldn't offer anymore help...
( translation of Titine's french tutorial, right there )
That's a very nice tutorial, except that my computer lacks all but the "microphone" and "line in" options. Therefore, I cannot record sounds without a mic. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
Did you know you could use headphones as a mic?
Only if your mic input has a preamp. For that matter, you could also use an 1/8" to 1/8" cable, but if you don't know what you're doing you could easily create a nasty feedback loop and probably damage your sound card.
Good tip, but I think we ought to keep the solutions as simple and idiot-proof as possible or we're going to be faced with even more people asking for help. :p
P.S. - I rarely do sound in windows, so if anyone knows of any better programs to capture audio from applications (ideally freeware or shareware that's not too crippled to be useful), please post them.
I'm stuck I have linux ubuntu and my sound recorder is blocking the sound, not recording it
Open up a console, and try typing:
Another application is using the sound device, and for whatever reason it's not setup to mix more then one application. There are other ways to get around this, if your interested check out this website: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
If using aoss doesn't fix things post again the error message you see in Audacity (word 4 word).
Can someone help me with recording sounds? I did everything that I was told to twice, and I did the thing that you said "happiness will result from" but it still didn't work. I also tried with Audacity and mp3 my mp3.
And nothing worked ? :blink:
Are you on mute ? Do you have the volume on ?
Have you tried to use freecorder ? It's a very very simple and basic program to record sounds that come out of your speakers, it's what I use and it's free !
You can still send me an pm to explain you're probleme more in details.