utilisation Audacity 1.3

Bonjour,

J’utilise Audacity 1.2.6 depuis longtemps sans aucun souci sur mon PC Imedia (Pentium 4/2.93MHz/Win XP familial)en enregistrement de streaming.
Un jour j’ai voulu essayer les différentes versions 1.3 et les Bêta associées. Catastrophe, si l’appli semblait bien plus performante, elle ne me permettait pas de sélectionner les entrées voulues dans la barre de mixage entre autres la possibilité de choisir entre : Microphone/Entrée ligne/volume CD/Mixage stéréo. Je n’avais même plus de fenêtre de sélection et les différentes “préférences des périphériques”, accessibles via le menu Edition, n’aboutissaient à rien.
Après maints essais et recherches de solution pour problématique similaire, j’étais revenu à la version 1.2.6 !

Je viens d’acquerrir un portable Toshiba avec un core I5, qui tourne avec Window7. J’ai essayé à nouveau avec une version 1.3.12 Bêta : même résultat.
Une fenêtre de “choix” par contre, mais avec 1 seul : Master ???
Après parcours sur ce forum, j’ai appliqué un module d’optimisation de la carte son “Vista_Win7R248” : rien de changé !
De plus, la version 1.2.6 n’est pas installable sur cette dernière génération d’ordinateur.

Pouvez-vous m’aider dans ma configuration ?
Merci par avance
Pily

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For the XP machine, remove any external USB audio devices and update the inbuilt sound device drivers to the latest ones for XP. The drivers must be supplied by the manufacturer of the device or the manufacturer of the motherboard.

For the Windows 7 machine, concentrate on getting Audacity 1.3.12 to work. 1.2.6 may crash on Windows 7. Go to “Sound” in the Windows Control Panel, click the “Recording” tab, right-click and show disabled and disconnected devices. Right-click again over each input you want to use and enable it. If there is an input for recording computer playback like “stereo mix”, right-click over it and set it as Default Device. Then go to the “Périphériques” section of Audacity preferences and you can choose the input (stereo mix, microphone) that you want there.




Gale

Thank you Gale for your answers.
Unfortunately I didn’t make any progress with your comments.

About XP, I think my drivers are OK but my main pb is that the selectable window to choose what I want (especially “stereo mix”) is not displayed at all !

About Win_7, when I go to “Sound” in the Windows Control Panel and click on the “Recording” tab, only 2 microphones are displayed : one enabled (the one integrated) and one disabled (a possible plug-in one)

Other advices ?
Looking for hearing from you.

Audacity 1.3.12 uses a later version of our PortAudio interface so it can (we hope) work with the latest sound devices. Therefore if you have old (or only Microsoft) drivers for your Windows XP sound device, this could possibly cause the loss of the Mixer Toolbar input selector. You should try updating the sound device drivers using these instructions.

Even if that does not help, you should be able to go to Windows Sounds and Audio Devices, then in the “Recording device” panel, choose your sound device and click “Volume”. Put a check (tick) in the “Stereo Mix” choice then OK all the open dialogues. Then restart Audacity and go to the Devices (Périphériques} Preferences. Set the “Host” to “Windows DirectSound” and “Recording Device” to “Primary Sound Capture Driver”. That makes Audacity record from the default Windows recording device, which you have already set to the device you want, using the stereo mix input. If that does not work, you can try choosing as “Recording Device” the actual name of the device which you chose in “Sounds and Audio Devices”.

There is no guarantee the sound device in the Windows 7 laptop has the ability to record “stereo mix”. You might be able to enable this “stereo mix” device in the control panel of your sound device. Realtek devices will often only let you enable stereo mix this way. Read all the tips in the green panel “Help with recording computer playback” here.



Gale

Here are some news.
after trying to customize and update XP drivers I lost all sounds on my PC !
I made a long time to recover it but always without any “stereo mix” selection capability !

As for my portable with Win 7, I tryied to follow advices through your provided links but without any succes. Probably my english is not enough clever to understand all technical issues to settle ? Any site in french available ?

Thank you however for your helps

You can always use Freecorder to record computer playback to low quality MP3 on either machine. Or buy the Trust USB Sound Expert external which gives you a sound device that can record stereo mix.

But if the XP machine recorded computer playback before and now doesn’t, something must have changed. You could try asking on these two Forums:
http://chat.jabberfr.org/muckl_int/index.php?room=audacity
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/audacity-french/



Gale