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  1.    25 Aug 2015 #1
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    Sound Recorder not recording sound from Internet after 10 upgrade


    Greetings all,

    Does anyone know what happened to the SOUND RECORDER program that was in the previous versions of Windows?

    I was previously on Windows 7 and upgraded to 10 when the notifications came out last month. In W7 I was able to open the SOUND RECORDER program

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    and then record sounds from the video that was playing through the internet explorer I was using at that time. It did NOT matter which internet explorer I was using, be it IE or CHROME or FIREFOX, etc. I was previously able to open a video, for example youtube, and then record the sound that was playing into the SOUND RECORDER program, and then save that file on my desktop as a WMA.

    I have not been able to find the SOUND RECORDER program in Windows 10. Is it gone? I've tried downloading a couple freebie programs that are similar to it, but they're not recording the sounds either. So now I'm thinking maybe Windows 10 bypassed or simply disregarded my sound card altogether, ? Is that a possibility?

    Thank you all for your comments, please do not be offended if I do not respond to your questions. I think I've been pretty straight forward in what I'm asking.

    Thank you for your help, it's much appreciated.
    Richard
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Quote Originally Posted by meschmitty View Post
    Greetings all,

    Does anyone know what happened to the SOUND RECORDER program that was in the previous versions of Windows?

    I was previously on Windows 7 and upgraded to 10 when the notifications came out last month. In W7 I was able to open the SOUND RECORDER program

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    and then record sounds from the video that was playing through the internet explorer I was using at that time. It did NOT matter which internet explorer I was using, be it IE or CHROME or FIREFOX, etc. I was previously able to open a video, for example youtube, and then record the sound that was playing into the SOUND RECORDER program, and then save that file on my desktop as a WMA.

    I have not been able to find the SOUND RECORDER program in Windows 10. Is it gone? I've tried downloading a couple freebie programs that are similar to it, but they're not recording the sounds either. So now I'm thinking maybe Windows 10 bypassed or simply disregarded my sound card altogether, ? Is that a possibility?

    Thank you all for your comments, please do not be offended if I do not respond to your questions. I think I've been pretty straight forward in what I'm asking.

    Thank you for your help, it's much appreciated.
    Richard
    There is a similar program called Voice Recorder, but it can't record sound from Windows as far as I can tell. Just microphones.
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  3.    25 Aug 2015 #3
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    I'm not sure if this helps or not, but you should have an App named Voice Recorder.

    I can't open the App because I don't have a mike installed on this PC so I can't find out if you can change the input.

    Check out the Store, there are some Apps that record sound.
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  4.    25 Aug 2015 #4
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    Thanks to both of you.

    "YOU" - Yes, I've found the VOICE RECORDER program, err... app, and you are correct, you can only record from the mic. So that app is no good.

    "BUMPKIN" - Same thing, I opened the VOICE RECORDER app and there's an area to change what the input is but the only option is MIC. That's why I was thinking maybe when I did the upgrade, the install process may have skipped over my sound card (assuming there is one, this is a work computer so I dunno) or maybe turned the card off, ?
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #5
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    Check out the Store, I looked at one App named Recorder 8, it had good reviews.

    If you just want to record MP3 music, go to the Store and check out Best MP3 Search and Download.
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  6.    25 Aug 2015 #6
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    Well, this is bizarre. Normally, in Windows, you would go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording tab, and then select your sound card / chipset as the default recording device. Then, any application you use to record with would record sounds that are playing on your computer. However, I just checked in Windows 10 and there is no option to select your sound card, only mic and line-in inputs. In Goldwave (a program I've used for years, and the one I would normally use to record sounds playing on my PC), there is an option to select a recording device (which accomplishes the same thing as doing it through Control Panel > Sounds), and I just checked that, and there are no devices to select. Another method of selecting the recording device used to be via the volume mixer, where you could place a checkmark in a box to select the device you wanted to record with; "stereo mix" or "mono mix" is what would select your sound card. I see that the volume mixer in Windows 10 has been dumbed down, i.e., it has no options at all other than adjusting volume.

    Did Windows 10 eliminate the option to record from your sound card? Can some other people who are running Windows 10 check in Control Panel > Sound > Recording tab to see if their sound card / chipset is listed as an option? It may be the case that my sound chipset on this motherboard doesn't support direct recording, though I've never seen one that didn't. This motherboard is new, and I only had a previous version of Windows (Windows 7) on it long enough to upgrade to Windows 10, so I don't know if the option was there in Windows 7 on this hardware or not.
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  7.    25 Aug 2015 #7
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    MaximRecoil - YES!!!!!!! FINALLY, someone else who understands what I'm asking about!!!

    And yes, I concur with everything you've said about options not being available. I checked mine also, to be sure, and it's not an option.

    So..thank you, for being more technical, lol.
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  8.    25 Aug 2015 #8
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    Take a look at Audacity, it's been around for years http://audacityteam.org/

    Here is an tutorial about capturing audio playing on a computer. http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man..._computer.html

    Have you noticed W10 has been dumbed down!!!
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  9.    25 Aug 2015 #9
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    Here is how things are in a real operating system (Windows XP, but the ~same applies to all versions of Windows that I know of, aside from, it seems, Windows 10):

    Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Audio tab:



    Note that for sound recording, default device, I can select the Philips VOIP080 (which is a microphone), or I can select the SoundMAX Digital Audio (which is the sound chipset, note that it is also listed as the default sound playback device, which it should be, because like I said, it is the sound chipset, not a microphone or other form of line input). Selecting SoundMAX Digital Audio (or whatever the name of your sound chipset happens to be) will make it so that pressing "record" in any audio recording application will record sounds that are playing on the PC.

    Or, to do it through the volume mixer in XP, get to the Recording Control section and put a checkmark in the box under "stereo mix":



    Or, to do it through e.g., Goldwave:



    Note that the "SoundMAX Digital Audio" chipset is far from being anything special; it is just the onboard sound from an old, low-end Dell PC. Like I said, I've never seen an audio chipset in a PC, no matter how cheap, that didn't allow for direct recording through it in older versions of Windows.

    Now let's see what Windows 10 has to "offer":



    No sound chipset option there; only the microphone and line-in jacks, neither of which have a device plugged into them (and neither of which are relevant anyway).

    How about the volume mixer?



    No boxes to check there, not that it would matter if there were, because there is no Recording Control section that you can get to; it doesn't even have a menu. That also means that even if you could select the sound chipset as the recording device, you'd have no way to adjust its recording level.

    Goldwave?



    Grayed out, and that's because nothing is plugged into the microphone or line-in jack, and recording from the sound chipset doesn't seem to be an option in Windows 10.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
    Take a look at Audacity, it's been around for years http://audacityteam.org/

    Here is an tutorial about capturing audio playing on a computer. http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man..._computer.html

    Have you noticed W10 has been dumbed down!!!
    Using Audacity (which is the same type of program as Goldwave) won't help if Windows 10 has nixed the underlying direct recording functionality, and it seems that they have (still hoping someone can post a screenshot showing that they have direct recording functionality in Windows 10 though). Any audio recording application is able to record the sounds your PC is playing, but in order to do so, there has to be a way to select the sound card as the recording device.
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  10.    25 Aug 2015 #10
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    Okay, I asked about this on the Doom9 forum and found the solution. Go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording tab (you can also get there by right-clicking your volume icon in the system tray and selecting "Recording devices").

    The option to use the sound chipset (AKA: "Stereo Mix") as a recording device is disabled and hidden by default (unlike in XP), so right-click in that window and select "Show Disabled Devices". This should bring up the "Stereo Mix" option. Then right click the Stereo Mix option and select "Enable". Now you can select it as the default recording device ...



    ... and any program you use to record sound should now directly record the sounds playing on your PC. And you can also right-click it, select "Properties", and adjust the recording levels on the "Levels" tab, which is a different way of doing it compared to XP, but it accomplishes the same thing.
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