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Howto capture streaming audio

Postby dryan » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:06 pm

I use a Lexicon Lambda by default.

But I want to capture the streaming audio from a Youtube video and play along with it.

How to do that. Windows Vista.

Thanks for any help.

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Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:17 pm

Hi,

I'm not sure if you can do that with the Lexicon Lambda, but you might be able to do it with your onboard sound card. Check out this Acoustica FAQ entry: I have Windows 7 or Windows Vista and cannot find recording source options I used to have in XP.

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Postby markcm » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:38 am

I use Replay recorderto record sounds from my sound card. Granted, it's not free but it's affordable at $20 and works well.
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Postby FirstBassman » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:30 pm

Total Recorder is also excellent.

Find it here:
http://www.highcriteria.com/

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Postby Bill Melater » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:00 pm

How bout this: http://www.flv2mp3.com/ convert the video to mp3, then import.

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Postby Bucktail » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:25 pm

Pretty sure you can do that with Audacity.

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How to capture streaming audio

Postby Zachary0 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:24 pm

If you want to record YouTube audio in good quality, you may try to use some audio recorders. There are many options for you.

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Postby Jaymzzb » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:38 am

Another way of doing it....

www.listentoyoutube.com/

its an easy way of ripping the audio from the video. All you do is put the URL of the video into the box,press a button and then download the audio.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Ianpb » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:24 pm

It's easy. You can even do it with Mixcraft. Arm an audio track and at the arrowed button to the right of 'Arm' select your sound card as the input source. Then record the audio from Youtube as it's being played. The same principle applies to Audacity and any other decent audio editor.

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Postby Jaymzzb » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:44 am

Doesnt this only work if your soundcard enables you to record "what you hear"?

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Postby Acoustica Eric » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:06 am

Yes it does, it doesn't matter what software you use, if Windows does not provide a "what you hear" or "stereo mix" option for recording device, you won't be able to do it.
Mine will, here's the option windows provides on my computer.
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Re: Howto capture streaming audio

Postby voxeylady » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:13 am

Ianpb wrote:It's easy. You can even do it with Mixcraft. Arm an audio track and at the arrowed button to the right of 'Arm' select your sound card as the input source. Then record the audio from Youtube as it's being played. The same principle applies to Audacity and any other decent audio editor.


Fraid not. The sound card doesn't even come up as an option. If I unplug my preamp, it has no audio input sources. (works fine any other time, acoustica just doesn't like it)

I know it can be done, because I've done it in the past.

Also mp3 is horrendous quality and how things get spread, sounding worse and worse with each downloader/uploader. I'd like to put it to acoustica so I can record it in a good format like wav.

I'm not interested in youtube particularly, but when I want to download something via that, just go to keepvid. Then I'll load the video into acoustica, and save it to a lossless audio format. The audio only option on there is 128kbps, which nobody should use ever for anything ever, except maybe dictation or archived radio talk shows or something.

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Re: Howto capture streaming audio

Postby Mark Bliss » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:55 am

As pointed out earlier in this thread, it depends on your specific soundcard, and in some cases some potentially hidden settings.
The option is readily available on my Realtek HD, have done it many times.
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Re: Howto capture streaming audio

Postby Ianpb » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:54 am

voxeylady wrote:
Ianpb wrote:Also mp3 is horrendous quality and how things get spread, sounding worse and worse with each downloader/uploader. I'd like to put it to acoustica so I can record it in a good format like wav.


The quality of MP3 is not necessarily horrendous; it depends on the bit-rate that it's been converted to and, because it's digital, the quality is not affected by download and upload.

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Re: Howto capture streaming audio

Postby Mark Bliss » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:24 am

An update on this:
It appears that while you could enable the hidden settings up through Win7, Win10 may not allow it.

Anyone figure it out, or has Microsoft locked us out?
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