kozikowski wrote:It's not unusual for someone to make it through a careful, thorough explanation of the problem and not tell us what the job is. What are you trying to record?
YouTube audio? Yes, that's correct. As you progress from WinXP to Win7, recording the computer's own show is harder and harder. Many Win7 machines leave out the software needed to do that.
Recording "Mix-Out" or whatever your machine called it, is a dance between the card, the drivers and the Operating System. If any of them drops the ball, you lose on Sports Call®.
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Recor ... e_computer
ignatz wrote:What can't you record?
Anything at all? Or can't you record "what you hear"?
Did you right click in the recording tab of control panel/sound and make sure that disabled devices are shown?
Windows 7 sound has been deliberately changed to make it difficult for you to record "what you hear", but it can be done.
I had only minor issues in Vista, but a tougher time in Windows 7. I could record generally with Sigmatel, but could not initially record "what you hear".
After a lot of trial and error and driver reinstallation, I was able to get "what you hear" going with Realktek driver dated 11/6/2006; version 5.10.5258.2, showing the details seen in the pics below in device manager.
For unrelated reasons, I gave up on onboard sound and bought a Behringer USB sound card for $30 which has none of these issues in Windows 7.
Here is a diary I made at the time of exactly what I did:
Uninstall onboard sound drivers in Device Manager. Uninstall any remaining IDT or Sigmatel entries in add/remove programs.
Attempt to install this older Sigmatel driver from Intel: IDT Sigmatel Audio Driver
It may work as is for you, but it didn’t for me. It failed with this error: this system does not support the driver you are trying to install. I got the same result in compatibility mode for Vista sp2 and xp2
Rebooted and accepted installation of default Windows drivers. Control panel now showed a Sigmatel entry, which I am SURE I have never previously had with Win 7.
The playback tab shows 2 sets of speakers; only 1 works.
The recording tab in control panel now showed duplicate entries for microphone, line in, rear mic, and a single entry for stereo mix. I haven’t checked, but I would guess only 1 set of the duplicate pairs will work. The single stereo mix choice works as intended.
The details tab in device mgr shows this as hardware IDs:
I can record what I am listening to in Audacity with its Preferences defaults, which are: Interface host: MME; Playback: speakers; Recording device: stereo mix. Make sure the slider next to the master volume control dropdown is set near the midpoint.
I can only guess that the first failed attempt at installing the Vista driver installed the Sigmatel control panel, a set of entries in the sound control panel, and some aspect of “stereo mix” that was later preserved when updated by the default drivers. I do know that the default drivers alone never provided “stereo mix”.
The only apparent downside is the duplicate set of entries (except for stereo mix) in the sound control panel.
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