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I'm looking for a program which will record sound that I'm playing through my sound card, eg. if I'm streaming a video on Youtube, or playing a DVD, I can just hit record and record the sound straight from it, without needing microphones and stuff. It's mostly for taking samples that I can use in songs. And general hi-jinks. Not piracy.

Does such a program exist (free) and where can I get it?

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Audacity is a free and stripped down program. Really easy to use and is totally decent for what it is. It can also multi track, for if you want to record some guitar or vocal layers, and has heaps of effects and shit.

You will just need to change the input setting from microphone to stereo mix, so it captures what your computer is playing, rather than what your microphone is picking up.

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Audacity is a free and stripped down program. Really easy to use and is totally decent for what it is. It can also multi track, for if you want to record some guitar or vocal layers, and has heaps of effects and shit.

You will just need to change the input setting from microphone to stereo mix, so it captures what your computer is playing, rather than what your microphone is picking up.

I've got Audacity on my laptop and I can't fucking do anything with it. I've just downloaded one called Audio Recorder For Free which claims to be able to do it, and I've got it set to Stero Mix but it's just recording silence, the cunt.

Bear in mind I am not very technically minded...

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I've got Audacity on my laptop and I can't fucking do anything with it. I've just downloaded one called Audio Recorder For Free which claims to be able to do it, and I've got it set to Stero Mix but it's just recording silence, the cunt.

Bear in mind I am not very technically minded...

If you can't get Audacity to work, there's not much hope for anything else...

Make sure you haven't got something muted that shouldn't be. Double click the volume icon (little speaker down by the clock in the bottom right corner) and check the settings. Tinker with the different volumes and make sure the mute boxes are unchecked.

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If you can't get Audacity to work, there's not much hope for anything else...

Make sure you haven't got something muted that shouldn't be. Double click the volume icon (little speaker down by the clock in the bottom right corner) and check the settings. Tinker with the different volumes and make sure the mute boxes are unchecked.

I tried that, but it still didn't work. Thus it must be broken. Or shite.

I managed to get Audacity to record some guitar once, via a line in. I just can't get it to record anything else.

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I used Audacity to sample sections of songs and at worst it's a bit fiddly. You have to import the audio file into Audacity which brings up the audio file as a waveform. Then to sample it you simply need to find the bits you want, highlight them, cut them out and drop into blank track. Use the help function or go to a more specialist forum, most questions like this have been asked before I find. Also sometimes ther are tutorials on youtube...

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I've got Audacity on my laptop and I can't fucking do anything with it. I've just downloaded one called Audio Recorder For Free which claims to be able to do it, and I've got it set to Stero Mix but it's just recording silence, the cunt.

Bear in mind I am not very technically minded...

Are you running Windows Vista on your laptop?

If you are, there are some tips on the following web page on changing the recording settings in Audacity...

Windows Vista OS - Audacity Wiki

It might be worth trying the steps that it suggests to see if any of them work for you?

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Are you running Windows Vista on your laptop?

If you are, there are some tips on the following web page on changing the recording settings in Audacity...

Windows Vista OS - Audacity Wiki

It might be worth trying the steps that it suggests to see if any of them work for you?

I am running Vista so I'll give that a try. Though I'm running XP on my desktop PC and I have the same problem with that, it's just recording silence.

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