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mp3 recording help needed
self | 3-30-2013 | self

Posted on 03/30/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT by Cowman

I'm having trouble recording mp3s. My Asus laptop has 2 headphone jacks and I used to use a short cable between one of them to my microphone jack and use Magix to record internet radio while I'm at work.

I recently had a virus removed that required reinstalling Windows 7. Since then one headphone jack stopped working and when I connect the one that does work to the mic jack I just get a buzz in the recording.

If I connect a mic to the jack and record from that it seems to work but the recording is not as good as when I would go directly to the headphone jack.

Help


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: help; it; mp3; recording; recordmp3

1 posted on 03/30/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT by Cowman
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To: Cowman
If you have a smartphone or tablet, get an app called "TuneIn". It allows you to listen to any internet radio stream, and will allow you to record that stream to your device for listening later. I think it records in mp3 format, so with Android and jailbroken iPhones, you could transfer the recordings to a computer or mp3 player, but I would just listen directly from the device.

I listen to Rush on KSCO and KXNT on TuneIn.

2 posted on 03/30/2013 10:49:41 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Cowman

Have you reinstalled the audio drivers?
Are any codecs missing?
Microsoft and Fraunhoffer got into a tiff and Win7 “officially” cannot rip any cd’s to mp3 because the codec Fraunhoffer II S is not allowed.
[There are ways around it, obviously. Fail hard Microsoft, fail hard.]

Make certain the drivers and codecs are present.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 10:52:35 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Cowman
I use Audacity. Records anything your computer is running or anything your listening to. Free. Then you can export to MP3.

Link Here


4 posted on 03/30/2013 10:53:32 AM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Dallas59

For audio only.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 10:54:35 AM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Cowman

Try plugging it into the other ‘hole’. Some computers have a Line-in next to the regular audio port.

If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling the drivers.

This assumes you have done a full restart.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 11:03:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Darksheare

This is way of subject, but as this post may attract computer goorooz....

Does anyone know how to change the email default for Office Word 7?
The “Help” ( I use that term loosely), is useless.
“Default Settings” is a joke in Windows 7.
If I apologize for butting into this thread. You are obligated to accept it...so says a number of criminals and miscreants.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 11:14:02 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Cowman

If you can get your internet station on Shoutcast, use Winamp with the Streamripper plugin and you will have no need of microphones.


8 posted on 03/30/2013 11:18:09 AM PDT by conserv8
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To: Dallas59; Cowman

HEAR, HEAR!

(pun sort of intended)


9 posted on 03/30/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Cowman
Check your device manger ( win 7 );

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/f/open-device-manager-windows-7.htm

See if any devices have a yellow exclamation point next to them, especially audio. May have to go to the manufacturer’s website to download the correct driver or codecs. Windows update doesn't do everything.

10 posted on 03/30/2013 11:22:25 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Cowman

later


11 posted on 03/30/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: conserv8
I'll try that, I'm always in favor of reducing complexity
12 posted on 03/30/2013 11:35:45 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

You may simply have to adjust the volume control on one of the devices. There should be an audio system “mixer” that can be found from the Windows “control panel” that lets you adjust the volumes.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage
You may simply have to adjust the volume control on one of the devices

They're all turned all the way up

14 posted on 03/30/2013 11:38:11 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: WestwardHo

tools > internet options > programs > internet programs [set programs button] > Associate a file type or protocol with a program > (scroll waaay down to) Protocols


15 posted on 03/30/2013 11:43:03 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: WestwardHo; NoCmpromiz

Haven’t used Office Word 7,so I’m not sure.
There should be someting under the preferences tab, or you would think!
It being Office, who knows since they have settings stashed all over from what I know.
Ping to someone who may have used Office Word and might know how ot beat it into submission or knows who can.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 11:47:46 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Cowman
Total Recorder

more whistles & bells than ya can shake a stick at

17 posted on 03/30/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: WestwardHo

Oops, sorry .. all that above still holds, but ya need to open IE first, THEN click ‘tools > etc’ .. lol


18 posted on 03/30/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

I have some VHS tapes of my dad felling some big redwoods that I would like to put on disc. Sounds like it would work for that. Thanks.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 11:55:57 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Cowman

This may sound rather trivial, but did you go to the sound mixer in windows and make sure that the line input is turned on and the volume turned up? You can find the sound mixer in the windows start bar, not far from the clock. You may need to look in the file menus of the sound mixer to switch to the recording controls.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 11:57:52 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
yer welcome !
21 posted on 03/30/2013 12:11:12 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Dallas59
I use Audacity. Records anything your computer is running or anything your listening to. Free. Then you can export to MP3.

I use Audacity as well and have come to really like it. It is now my audio editor of choice. The only problem I have encountered is "dropouts" in the data stream being recorded. The artifacts range from unnoticeable to annoyingly long. I use Time Warner Road Runner as a service provider, not their fastest nor their slowest but about 100 Mb/sec. The dropouts are not the fault of the Audacity program, as they result when the digital data stream packets arrives just a bit too late to maintain a continuous stream of bits to the digital to analog conversion process. The gaps do not remove any of the original data, they just delay it's arrival a fraction.

You can use the Audacity program to remove the dropouts because they are easy to spot in the waveform display as they playback as "flat line" zero Db displays in both left and right channels. You pause and back up to the visible gap, position the cursor at the beginning and "paint" over to the end and click "clip". It's rather tedious but soothing in a way (like shucking peas). The result is a CD quality version of the original.

Audacity has filtering options to remove hiss, pops, and clicks from an audio data stream. these artifacts are usually produced when you transfer music from Vinyl or analog tape to digital. The filtering does remove some of the data stream and thus reduces the quality of the digital playback. I have found that none of the available filters work to remove dropouts. I think that there could be either hardware or software methods of monitoring the data stream and "pausing" it when both left and right channels fell to zero and stayed there for at least two bytes. Upon a non zero condition you'd resume the output to memory. I know what needs to be done, I just don't know how to do it...

Regards,
GtG

22 posted on 03/30/2013 12:33:07 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Cowman

1. Find the audio settings folder and look at what devices are selected for line in. There may be a windows default that may not match and utilize your hardware.

2. You might have to install the drivers. You usually have to manually install your hardware specific drivers when you reinstall the OS. The drivers disk is typically on a separate disk or you can visit the computer vendor website and download and then install them.

Good luck!


23 posted on 03/30/2013 1:01:29 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Dallas59

Yes, Audacity is a great product.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 4:44:16 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Defiant

I installed TuneIn a few months back...I use it to listen to world radio stations on my commute. It is really astonishing to have global radio available in the car. It is a great app. I didn’t know it had a “record” feature.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 4:45:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cowman

bookmark


26 posted on 03/30/2013 6:19:32 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: All

As mentioned, drivers and codecs likely need to be re-installed or updated.

Good luck.


27 posted on 03/30/2013 8:42:13 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("I can see unhinged liberal media madness from my house!")
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