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Author Topic: How do I capture streaming audio from Windows XP computer? Nvidia Realtek  (Read 1810 times)

Tony Edge

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Capture audio from PC.

How do I capture streaming audio from Windows XP computer?
Many pc audio card have different ways of capturing sound.
Users have asked many questions using the Gigabyte Nvidia card with
the Realtek HD sound effect manager.
From windows control panel select Sounds and Audio Devices.
Select Realtek High Definition Audio.

From Sounds and Audio Devices
Default device Realtek HD Audio output.
Sound realtek HD Audio input Adjust Volume Recording Control.

From the control panel select Realtek HD Sound effect manager
Select the spanner under record click the speaker icon and turn the record
Level knob.

Download the latest free Audacity program.
Open Audacity
Adjust the device options within the panels
And select windows (speaker)  MME and change to windows direct sound.
Select Realtek HD Audio output (next to the microphone icon).
In the 3rd panel select Realtek HD Audio input: stereo.
In the 4th panel select 2(Stereo) Input (stereo) Input Channel.


Play your podcast or any music.
Everything that can be heard from the computer can be recorded in the format you wish to use.
From Audacity click the orange record button
Adjust the microphone slider to the best volume. To avoid distortion select volume to stop clipping.  For help using Audacity check out Audacity on youtube.
To save as mp3 add the free Audacity plugins from the web.


« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 09:42:44 PM by Tony Edge »