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Old January 20th 21, 02:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !
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Old January 20th 21, 03:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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RecentlyOrLately wrote:
How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


That's call Stereo Mix, and is available even in Windows 10,
but will require hair loss to get it going there. I think
Windows XP makes that a bit simpler, but not by much.

https://i.postimg.cc/0j0d1qDz/stereo...what-plays.gif

Custom (manufacturer) control panels for the win.

AC'97 and HDAudio pretty well have all those sorts of functions.

Some of the whizzy PCI or PCI Express cards can be missing
features, even though some have a DSP complex and their own
firmware and should have all the functions. For example, my
PCI cards had no working bass and treble knobs to adjust,
and no software graphic equalizer either.

Paul
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Old January 20th 21, 08:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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RecentlyOrLately wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


Don't use Audacity. However, I have used audio/video stream capture
software to snag the audio or video streams from web sites to view later
or make sure the information is available should they remove it.

I use Jaksta Media Recorder (payware), and have used its Applian Replay
Media Catcher clone. I moved from Applian to Jaksta due to some
licensing issue with Applian, like they turned to the subscriptionware
licensing model versus Jaksta gives a lifetime license. I've found
those robust, and they get updated often to accomodate when sites change
their tactics. Those are both payware. Neither will capture RTMPe
streams. Although it is not specifically a DRM scheme, it is being used
that way.

There are lots of choices for audio/video streaming capture, including
some freeware (I tried many, but got disappointed with them). Some work
as proxies while others work as web browser add-ons. Don't waste your
time getting those that are screen capturing software. Those capture
what shows on your monitor, which means you end up recording clicks,
pops, halts, flutter, or other artifacts in rendering the stream.
Stream capture software gives you the exact stream from the source
rather than what gets rendered on your end. Also, stream capture
software captures at the speed the server will deliver, not at the play
rate of what is shown on the screen. Instead of having to watch a
2-hour seminar for 2 hours, it could get captured in 5-10 minutes
(depends on the throttling at the server).

As you noted, you don't want to use a microphone to record what comes
out your speakers. That's what you get, too, when using screen capture
softwa what you see or hear. Stream capture software retrieves the
source of the stream. You get what they will deliver, not what your end
produces.

If you want only freeware solutions, ask in the alt.comp.freeware
newsgroup. Just be aware there is a lot of noise over there due to
trolls, malcontents, and peuriles.

To stay with Audacity as the sole means of recording the audio produced
at your end (not the stream, but the reproduction), I hunted around
because I don't use Audacity. I found:

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/...omputer.h tml

This looks to be similar to screen capture softwa you capture what
your end reproduces instead of recording from the source. Maybe that's
why you're trying to use Audacity, like to edit out clicks, pops,
flutter, and slice out sections of hesitation.
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Old January 20th 21, 08:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Paul wrote:

RecentlyOrLately wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


That's call Stereo Mix, and is available even in Windows 10,
but will require hair loss to get it going there. I think
Windows XP makes that a bit simpler, but not by much.

https://i.postimg.cc/0j0d1qDz/stereo...what-plays.gif

Custom (manufacturer) control panels for the win.

AC'97 and HDAudio pretty well have all those sorts of functions.

Some of the whizzy PCI or PCI Express cards can be missing
features, even though some have a DSP complex and their own
firmware and should have all the functions. For example, my
PCI cards had no working bass and treble knobs to adjust,
and no software graphic equalizer either.


I remember a What-U-Hear feature back when I used a Creative sound card
and their software. Been many years since then since the integrated
(onboard) audio is good enough for my ears and for the content that I
play (I don't listen much to music, and games produces mose of the
high-end quality "noise" on my computer). Searching on What-U-Hear, I
found the following article:

https://mediarealm.com.au/articles/s...up-windows-10/

The article mentions Audacity, which the OP is using, along with WASAPI
(Windows Audio Session API):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...reaudio/wasapi

Yet I didn't see mention of how to setup Audacity to use WASAPI.
Searching on "audacity wasapi" found:

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/...windows.ht ml
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Old January 20th 21, 08:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:43:43 -0800, RecentlyOrLately wrote:
How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


For Windows XP, that can only be possible if the sound card provide a
loopback audio source such as Sound Blaster sound card's "What You Hear"
input port.

Or with a third party software such as Virtual Audio Cable (non free), or
VB-Cable.

https://vac.muzychenko.net/en/

https://vb-audio.com/Cable/
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Old January 20th 21, 10:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:43:43 -0800, RecentlyOrLately
wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


I bought a program called Total Recorder that will save anything going
through your sound card. It was pretty cheap.
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Old January 20th 21, 11:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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wrote:

On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:43:43 -0800, RecentlyOrLately
wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


I bought a program called Total Recorder that will save anything going
through your sound card. It was pretty cheap.


Hmm, I'm not sure "cheap" would best describe the product since the SE
(Standard Edition) seems a little overly crippled compared to the PE
(Pro Edition) and VE (VideoPro Edition).

http://www.totalrecorder.com/features.htm

SE: $18
PE: $36
VE: $54

From the comparison chart above, the SE "cheap" edition is missing:

"Analog recording via sound card with an ability to listen to audio
being captured"

I'm guessing that means you don't need to use any of the backpanel ports
on either the integrated or standalone audio hardware. Also missing in
SE is:

"Direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet audio stream"
"Direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet video stream"

Seemed the OP wants that. He didn't want to use a microphone to
rerecord the audio out, so he wouldn't was just a screen recorder,
either, but wants the grab the audio/video streams from a site. I use
Jaksta Media Recorder, but I'm not sure I'd call it cheap ($30) unless
by comparison you've been looking at much more pricey solutions.
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Old January 21st 21, 02:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:00:08 -0600, VanguardLH wrote:

wrote:

On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:43:43 -0800, RecentlyOrLately
wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


I bought a program called Total Recorder that will save anything going
through your sound card. It was pretty cheap.


Hmm, I'm not sure "cheap" would best describe the product since the SE
(Standard Edition) seems a little overly crippled compared to the PE
(Pro Edition) and VE (VideoPro Edition).

http://www.totalrecorder.com/features.htm

SE: $18
PE: $36
VE: $54

From the comparison chart above, the SE "cheap" edition is missing:

"Analog recording via sound card with an ability to listen to audio
being captured"

I'm guessing that means you don't need to use any of the backpanel ports
on either the integrated or standalone audio hardware. Also missing in
SE is:

"Direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet audio stream"
"Direct capturing (background recording) of an Internet video stream"

Seemed the OP wants that. He didn't want to use a microphone to
rerecord the audio out, so he wouldn't was just a screen recorder,
either, but wants the grab the audio/video streams from a site. I use
Jaksta Media Recorder, but I'm not sure I'd call it cheap ($30) unless
by comparison you've been looking at much more pricey solutions.


Dunno I am using v 8.6 SE and it does not seem to require anything but
starting it while I am listening to anything, usually coming from line
in but it also captures stuff from the mixer that I am getting online.
I am not sure what that article is talking about.
If I can hear it, I can record it.
There is also a facility to set up a timer and go get a stream off the
net unattended. I used it for a while when Paul Henry had his show in
New Zealand.
Maybe they crippled it in later versions.
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Old January 23rd 21, 03:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:43:43 -0800, RecentlyOrLately
wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


You do not need Audacity for this. A simple application, Screen Voice
Recorder billed as SVRecorder can record what is playing and ha
several options to control the quality of recording etc
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HTH
Archer
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Old January 24th 21, 03:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On Sat, 23 Jan 2021 19:40:48 +0530, Archer
wrote:

On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:43:43 -0800, RecentlyOrLately
wrote:

How do I get Audacity to record what Windows browser is playing ?
Not using a mic !


You do not need Audacity for this. A simple application, Screen Voice
Recorder billed as SVRecorder can record what is playing and ha
several options to control the quality of recording etc


My bad. It is Step Voice Recorder
 




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