How do I record sound my PC is playing?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Chaos

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 17, 2002
Messages
28
On my old computer I had a Sound Blaster card. I could go in to some Control Panel sound settings (I forget exactly what), and set an option so that my computer would record "What U Hear". So, if I opened a program like Cool Edit Pro, and clicked record, it would record any sound going through my PC.

For instance, normally if I started recording, it would record off my Mic. But when I set it to "What U Hear", and recorded, I could then play a game on my computer and it would record all the sound from the game.

Now, I have a new computer, but still with a Sound Blastery Audigy 2 ZS Gamer card. But I cannot figure out how to get my computer to record sound that is heard. I've messed around with some options but anytime I record it still records what the Mic is hearing.

Can somebody lend me some advice on how I record sound my computer is playing? I can provide more specific details if needed.

Thanks.
 

Chaos

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 17, 2002
Messages
28
Well already solved my own problem. After thinking for a minute I got out my Sound Blaster CDs and found with with "Extra Software" that added a whole little volume control center to my computer, and sure enough in it was the "What U Hear" option.

So my problems solved. However, I don't know how somebody else would do this if they didn't have this software.
 
Joined
Sep 5, 2004
Messages
88
You could always use Windows Media Encoder. But you will need a cord that comes out of the audio output socket and into the microphone input socket of your sound card. Then you can record the audio using Windows media encoder in wma format.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top