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    Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    I would like to record a WAV file form an audio CD. However, when I paly the CD and start the Sound Recorder, I do not get the sound from the CD, only an empty sound file.
    What am I missing?


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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    Hi Richard

    A "dirty" trick is to use Windows Movie Maker, I use it to [cough] [cough] back up music files sometimes

    Click on Tools | Narrate Timeline
    Click on the Audio Input and select Stereo Mix
    Click Start Narration at the samer time as you press play on the CD

    You will now have a recording
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    I did not have a "Stero Mix" option.
    Line In
    Rear Mic
    Microphone

    I was thinking there was a setting in the Sounds settings window that would allow me to capture directly fomr the CD.
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    Oh...

    Just as a matter of interest. If you play the CD can you hear the sound through your speakers?
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    Yes, quite well.
    Just does not seem to pick up in the Sound Recorder.
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    Hi

    What is the Audio Device drop down say...that should be the sound card?
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    Sigma Tel Audio.
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    Why not just use Windows Media Player and rip it from the CD?

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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    OK

    I have just had a read of the help files, just run it now as then settings are set. Play the CD with the noise and click the Start Narration button at the same time(ish) Do you get a recording? If not I am at a loss and you will have to go for another suggestion from other Loungers.
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    I have done that, but I am looking for is to get just the last 2 or three seconds of the file.
    Is there a easy way to break out part of the WMA file into a WAV file?
    Richard

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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    OK

    Another way is to import the music file and then in the timeline is to drag the section across to just have the last 2 -3 seconds or length you require and then export
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    Re: Recording Sounds (XP Pro)

    With WMP you should be able to rip in a WAV format. Then use any sound editor to get the piece you want. See Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder.

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