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Old 12-05-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
Will G.
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Recording from wave

Hi there,

In Windows XP Professional, when I go to Volume Control> Options>
Properties> Recording. There is NO option to record from Wave out, like there
always used to be on 2000. There is only 'Line in' and 'Microphone'. How on
earth can I enable this?

I've been searching for an answer all bloody day; I've got a million and one
answers for Vista (to show the Disabled Devices blah blah), but nothing for
XP.

If anyone knows how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

-Will
 
Old 12-05-2008, 11:14 PM   #2
R. McCarty
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Re: Recording from wave

It's driver dependant. On some sound cards/chips there will be two
separate mixer devices in the Volume applet. Some SigmaTel or IDT
embedded sound devices purposely removed the "Stereo Mix". Intel
has restored that functionality on recent IDT supplied driver software.

It probably would help if you re-post and state which sound device
your setup uses.

"Will G." <Will G.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7123AC60-2FCD-4C39-86D2-C33C0652FD1E@microsoft.com...
> Hi there,
>
> In Windows XP Professional, when I go to Volume Control> Options>
> Properties> Recording. There is NO option to record from Wave out, like
> there
> always used to be on 2000. There is only 'Line in' and 'Microphone'. How
> on
> earth can I enable this?
>
> I've been searching for an answer all bloody day; I've got a million and
> one
> answers for Vista (to show the Disabled Devices blah blah), but nothing
> for
> XP.
>
> If anyone knows how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Will



 
Old 12-05-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
Will G.
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Re: Recording from wave



"R. McCarty" wrote:

> It's driver dependant. On some sound cards/chips there will be two
> separate mixer devices in the Volume applet. Some SigmaTel or IDT
> embedded sound devices purposely removed the "Stereo Mix". Intel
> has restored that functionality on recent IDT supplied driver software.



I'm using a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop with a 'Sigmatel Audio' card.

I found a site which claimed that one can use LG Sigmatel drivers on Dell
notebooks, so I'm currently downloading the 95mb package, and I will see if
this works. If it does, I shall post here to say.

The site I found:

http://www.ekhoury.com/2006/08/25/si...ort-for-dells/

Should be about 20 minutes before the download finishes and I give it a go.
However, if you know of a driver more specific to my notebook, I would be
grateful if you posted it in case this crazy LG thing doesn't work :-)

Thanks for your reply!

-Will
 
Old 13-05-2008, 12:13 AM   #4
Will G.
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Re: Recording from wave

The information from the site I found fixed my problem. If anyone else has
the problem of not being able to select 'Wave Out' or 'Mixer' as a recording
option when using a Sigmatel audio card, follow these instructions. (copied
from http://www.ekhoury.com/2006/08/25/si...ort-for-dells/
in case that link ever stops working - credit is all his/hers).

-----


Hey buddies…

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 E1505 Laptop! and as a music composer I wanted
to sample some midi into wave audio. So, I needed the “Stereo Mix” / “Record
What you head” / “Waveout mix”.

Too bad that Dell’s sigmatel driver does not support this feature! but I
found a way to fix this issue. All you need to do is install LG’s drivers for
Sigmatel… They’re working like charm here

Instructions:

* Follow this link: http://us.lgservice.com/
* Click on: Product Support
* Go to: Device Driver
* In product, select “Notebook”
* Search for “Sigmatel”
* The download the result

Once the download is done, unzip that folder and open Setup.exe! just follow
the instructions… It will ask you to restart your PC… and BINGO!! Solved

----

Please note, there were 4 search results, I downloaded the 95mb one, this
worked, so I did not try any of the others.
 
Old 13-05-2008, 12:13 AM   #5
Brian A.
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Re: Recording from wave

"Will G." <Will G.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7123AC60-2FCD-4C39-86D2-C33C0652FD1E@microsoft.com...
> Hi there,
>
> In Windows XP Professional, when I go to Volume Control> Options>
> Properties> Recording. There is NO option to record from Wave out, like there
> always used to be on 2000. There is only 'Line in' and 'Microphone'. How on
> earth can I enable this?
>
> I've been searching for an answer all bloody day; I've got a million and one
> answers for Vista (to show the Disabled Devices blah blah), but nothing for
> XP.
>
> If anyone knows how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Will


Have you checked out the Dell support site?

From:
http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=235761

or if link wraps/breaks: http://tinyurl.com/29fb8x

Audio: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio, Driver, Windows 2000, Windows XP,
Windows XP x64, Multi Language, Multi System, v.5.10.0.5515_RC22-WHQL, A11

Release Date: 12/20/2007

Fixes and Enhancements: New Installer + Stereo Mix

Additional Information:
To enable Stereo Mix:
1. Run Sounds and Audio Devices Properties from Control Panel
2. Click Audio tab, Volume (Sound Recording)
3. Click Options, Properties, Recording
4. Enable Stereo Mix slider, click OK
5. Select Stereo Mix as input device



--


Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Windows Desktop User Experience }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://dts-l.com/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


 
 

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