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Record any sound on your computer

I always thought that it should be theoretically possible to record any sound that you are hearing on your computer. While I knew that there were programs out that that allowed you to record audio from select applications, say Skype or Teamspeak, I wanted to find an application that would enable me to record audio regardless of its source. As long as it is audible, it should be recordable, right?

A universal program can be useful in a number of situations. From recording audio chat over great tunes that you hear in computer games to recording video or audio that is being streamed to your computer.

It needs to be noted that you may be up for a bit of cutting after the recording, as the program cannot really distinguish between different types of audio as it just records what is audible on the computer for as long as you let it.

The freeware that I'm speaking of is called MP3 My MP3 Recorder. After installing the application you specify the source from where you want to record the audio from. You may select from the following sources: Phone Line, Microphone, Line In, CD Player, AUX, SPDIF, Stereo Mix and Mono Mix. Stereo Mix for instance should be a great selection for most purposes. Once that is done you should fine tune the recording level for best results.

To do so take a look at the bar on the right side of the program window which should not peak into the red area at all times.  Once that is done click on settings to specify the bit rate for the sound that will be recorded (between 32 and 320). You may also set a time limit for the recording but the default is to record until you stop the recording.

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If everything is set the way you want it to be you click on the (red) recording button to start the process. The buttons to stop and play the already recorded songs will become active once that process has started.

I think this is a great tool if you want to record audio fast and easy. The quality is pretty nice as well.

Tips

  1. You can select the desired output format and bitrate. Note that the quality can't exceed the source.
  2. The program ships with a scheduler that you can use to schedule regular recordings.
  3. The rename tab enables you to rename recordings right in the interface. The find and replace option is particularly nice for that, especially if you have listed multiple recordings on the page.
  4. You modify the input device under Record in the interface.

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Comments

  1. Leo said on December 25, 2006 at 7:27 pm
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    Audacity

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net

    -is a good low Ram profile tool
    -support Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux
    -allow you to record live sound whit any sound device (software/hardware emulation included)
    -it’s free (GNU General Public License (GPL))

    ;)

    1. leo sucks said on August 3, 2011 at 12:31 am
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      Audacity sucks. It randomly breaks up the one recording into like 12 different files and deletes some bits.

      1. Rats said on December 7, 2011 at 5:48 am
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        @leo sucks ?! You are out of your proverbial MIND sir…not only is Audacity easy to use and as good as if not BETTER than Pro Screwed but it is also FREE….perhaps you should learn how to use the fuckin thing before u rip on it man cuz it SLAYS, and anyone who has half a brain can use it, especially if u r used to audio editing software…as for the “randomly breaks up the one recording into like 12 different files” thing well, that sounds like a virus or something cuz mine sure doesnt do that…perhaps it is the temporary files u r talking about? Would not suprise me…if in doubt, dump your work to a .wav or .mp3 after u save the overall project, it ain’t rocket science…EVERYONE should download this software, its just about the best free multitracker you are going to find anywhere, and believe ME man, I have LOOKED….

  2. kornie said on December 26, 2006 at 2:02 am
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    yep,

    audacity is the one… just select select stereo mix as a recording source in your soundcard settings…

    kornie

  3. dk said on December 26, 2006 at 9:28 am
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    hello can anyone help me inserting images between text in an email(yahoo).

  4. Martin said on December 26, 2006 at 10:13 am
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    You are right, Audacity is capable of doing the same and more of course. I just had to hit record and it would record the sound that was currently playing.

    The advantage of Audacity is that you can work with the recorded sound.

  5. Martin said on December 26, 2006 at 10:14 am
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    dk I really don’t know how to help you because I’m personally not using yahoo mail. did you try google to find a solution ?

  6. thunder7 said on December 27, 2006 at 8:16 am
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    you have simply way alreadt built into ur pc to record.U just have to know How to tweak iy

  7. Chris said on January 12, 2007 at 10:04 pm
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    These both seem like really cool products. What were your experiences with Teamspeak in particular. What is the advantage of this over the built in recorder?

  8. baker said on August 15, 2008 at 1:34 am
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    this is an awesome program

  9. o said on November 19, 2008 at 2:52 am
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    where can i download garage band for free?

  10. nuts said on December 7, 2008 at 4:40 am
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    use a bit torrent

  11. Dan said on January 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm
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    Only bummer is it installs relevantknowledge malware. Category:
    Potentially Unwanted Software

    Description:
    This program has potentially unwanted behavior.

    Advice:
    Permit this detected item only if you trust the program or the software publisher.

    Resources:
    file:
    C:\Program Files\RelevantKnowledge\rlvknlg.exe

    process:
    pid:1976

    regkey:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{d08d9f98-1c78-4704-87e6-368b0023d831}

    uninstall:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{d08d9f98-1c78-4704-87e6-368b0023d831}

    View more information about this item online

  12. andy said on April 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm
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    Thank you so much. All that hard work and you give it away free. It is a fantasticpiece of software……Thank you……………Thank you.

  13. karikaalan said on December 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm
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    hai

    this s karikaalan from tamilnadu, india
    i have a small doubt i am hearing a song from online
    how to record the song from the online radio

    tnx
    karikaalan

  14. esm said on July 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm
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    Try recording internet sound on Lenovo E420. As soon as I start Freecorder, the sound disappears. I have not been able to find a fix, and I am not sure if I ever will. My old IBM Thinkpad had no such problems.

  15. Anonymous said on December 29, 2011 at 12:09 am
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    WTF SUCH A CRAP TOOL REMOVE BLOG POST PLZ

  16. zee said on April 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm
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    RelevantKnowledge is a market research program. The software is installed with user’s permission
    and can be uninstalled anytime via the control panel. You can read more about this software at our
    website http://www.relevantknowledge.com/faq.aspx. The program also offers user rewards for taking
    part in occasional surveys. In addition, RelevantKnowledge donates a tree for every user’s participation.
    This way the user helps out a good cause. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us at
    https://www.relevantknowledge.com/supportform.aspx

    Thank you,

    The Relevant Knowledge Support Team

  17. thisssucks said on September 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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    and we want adware because…

    it does not install with user consent, it is wrapped in a so called survey that includes a field for postal codes(god knows what you need that for^^), and when clicking to close it down it installs anyway..that is malware behavior and no sir, we do not want any of that

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