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Recording streaming music - microphone picks up sounds in room

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Lumarie, Jul 2, 2011.

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  1. Lumarie

    Lumarie Thread Starter

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    Hi there!

    I am trying to record internet radio as it is streaming online (Itunes radio). I am using recording software: Audacity on my laptop, which is a Lenovo U450 ideapad. However each time I record, I am picking up the sound of the laptop microphone as well, i.e. I can’t just record the sound of the streaming music; I record all the other sounds in the room as well! The same thing happens with the 'Sound Recorder' software on the laptop. I have tried changing some settings on audacity ie trying to use different microphone inputs. It gives me the option to use:

    MME Microsoft Sound Mapper – Input
    MME Realtek High Definition
    Windows Direct Sound Primary Capture Driver
    Windows Direct Sound microphone (Realtek High Definition)

    However all these currently pick up the laptop microphone ie my speaking as well as the music. I tried using an older version of Audacity but that didn’t work. Do you have any ideas around it please? Maybe you can you tell me how to disable the main laptop microphone so it just picks up what’s playing? I used to be able to do this perfectly on my pc. Thank you very much for trying!

    Yours,

    Lucy


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  2. Elvandil

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    I'm sorry, but the recording of streaming music, even music from a radio, is illegal. We won't be able to help you with that.
     
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