How To Record Any Desktop Sound

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Peace may not be as easy to spread around the globe as fear and war. But it's outcome is far greater, rewarding, and more universal.

There are just 2 things you need to record any desktop audio. A sound card and a free, open source, sound edit program named Audacity. You can get Audacity from their site: Located Here

Make sure you also get the LAME MP3 encoder there if you plan to save your sound files as MP3. You will not need the complete Lame, just the lame_enc.dll file in the Audacity plugin folder. (Audacity will ask you where it is, first time you attempt to save an MP3).

Of course you can use any audio editing program you like, as most have the option of selecting the record source. Even Windows own audio recorder can do this, for that matter. Another time we will show you how to break that 1 minute barrier with that Windows one :o)

Please understand that this sound technique has only been tested and proven with Realtek AC'97 driven sound cards. Others may or may not work such as Soundblaster, etc. We don't know, because we don't use them :o)




Let's Begin

After you have downloaded and installed Audacity, and the encoder, click the little Windows audio speaker (located bottom right on your desktop in the task tray) icon and open the volume control panel. Once opened, click Options, then Properties at the top as seen below.



Once the options panel opens, select recording and "stereo mix" as seen below



Upon leaving the panel, it will ask you to select what recording control you want to use. Select "Stereo Mix" as seen below..

Close the volume control panel setup, and open Audacity. Make sure you also select "stereo mix" as Audacity's record input. As always of course..see below



Please do not use this tutorial for any illegal purposes. It is intended only for your own personal use. Enjoy :o)


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