Recording from Itunes

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
Please state which version of macOS you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Audacity menu > About Audacity".


Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

Recording from Itunes

Permanent link to this post Posted by claymoreinn » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:13 am

I am trying to record an audio book file from iTunes. The file is very long so I don't want to listen to it while it is recording. When I turn down the volume on my macbook pro it also turns the recording level down. Is there a way to mute the sound but still record from itunes?
claymoreinn
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:52 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Recording from Itunes

Permanent link to this post Posted by cyrano » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Plug in a headphone jack?

I'm not sure why you'd want to re-record a file that is already digital and on your computer. No way to export from iTunes because of DRM, perhaps?
cyrano
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:54 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Re: Recording from Itunes

Permanent link to this post Posted by claymoreinn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:12 pm

cyrano wrote:Plug in a headphone jack?

I'm not sure why you'd want to re-record a file that is already digital and on your computer. No way to export from iTunes because of DRM, perhaps?


Exactly. I tried the headphone jack but it didn't work.
claymoreinn
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:52 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Recording from Itunes

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:16 pm

How are you recording the file? Soundflower? iShowU Audio Capture?

Why not set it up to record overnight? You could use Audacity's timer record function.

-- Bill
billw58
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 3785
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:10 am
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Recording from Itunes

Permanent link to this post Posted by claymoreinn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:04 pm

billw58 wrote:How are you recording the file? Soundflower? iShowU Audio Capture?

Why not set it up to record overnight? You could use Audacity's timer record function.

-- Bill


Bill, thanks for this question. It made me look into this because I didn't have any recording input/output set up. Once I installed Soundflower, it gave me an opportunity to select this as in input and output, so I was able to record this properly. Problem solved. Thank you again!
claymoreinn
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:52 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)


Return to Mac OS X



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 5 guests