Re: Recording what you hear/Virtual Recorder utility finished #software #freeware


Carlos
 

You can record both the other person and yourself with this utility, but it might require some setup depending on your configuration. First, the audio device you are using in Skype must be selected as the default system sound card in Control Panel. Once that is done, you can select
"Both"
as the
"Recording source"
in Virtual Recorder and make sure to choose the microphone you are using from the
"Device"
combo box.

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I notice that when I use the Audacity loop back feature on a Skype call, it only records the other person, not my voice. Would this program produce the same result? Just curious.

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 8:02 AM, Carlos wrote:
The Audacity loopback feature also samples the audio stream directly just like this utility and GoldWave.
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How about Audacity's WASAPI loop back feature? Is that a direct recording process or an analog rehash?

Rich De Steno

On 2/22/2016 7:39 AM, Carlos wrote:
Not necessarily. If you have the latest version of GoldWave and you use it's loopback feature, there would be no difference in quality since it essentially works the same way. It is only when using the
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option of a sound card that there would be a difference in quality since it works by sending the audio back to the card as an analog stream. This virtual capture device and the loopback feature in GoldWave both sample the audio stream directly so there is no conversion to analog involved.
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if I may jump in here and ask something. I have been using gold wave for several years recording my voice and JAWS at the same time taking advantage of the what you hear feature on the various sound cards I have on different systems, but if I understand you correctly I could get a better recording using this program do to all of the converting that is going on in the background?

I have learned a lot from this group by monitoring what goes on when I can keep up with all of the traffic.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:56 PM
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No, recording from the virtual capture device will provide the best quality.
As I said even if your sound card has a
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option, the stream is converted to analog and then back to digital when you
record. There is no conversion to analog when using the virtual capture
device.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
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So you are saying recording from the sound card will give you the best
recording?
So you set for sound card and start the recording it will record what is
being inputted into the sound card say like a microphone hooked to the
computer?
Then when selecting sound card only it will only record something that has
been hooked to the line in to the soundcard?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
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LOL it records. As I said it can record from either the virtual audio
capture device, a sound card, or both at the same time. This is more for
people who's sound cards do not have a "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature or don't know how to configure it. Especially laptops do not
usually have this feature. Although in actuality, it is probably superior
to the "Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
feature since there is no conversion from digital to analog and then back to
digital.
----- Original Message -----
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Ok, so what else does this do?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
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Yes, as long as
"Virtual Capture Device/What You Hear"
is selected in the
"Recording source"
combo box.
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Ok, got it and got it installed! So when I get a chance I will try it
out.
So this will record anything that comes thru the speakers or sound card?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:18 PM
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Sorry I forgot to include the download link.
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_VirtualRecorder.exe
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Okay let's try this again. This time the package is an installer.
Although this version is not very portable thanks to the abysmal
failure of Enigma Virtual Box.
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Ah I see. I suspect it is the Enigma Virtual Box packaging that is
interfering. I don't have the time right now, but I guess I will
just have to create a standard installer later.
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Hi Carlos,

I may have been a bit unclear. I am running Windows 8.1--not XP.
What I meant to say is that ever since Windows 7, when something
crashes, you get that message: 'The <program name> has stopped
working; You can check for a solution on the web or close the
program.' You get the choice of closing the program or checking
on the web for a solution. Sometimes as in the case of Virtual
Recorder, all you get is the close the program button. This
message
occurs in versions of Windows after XP.
Apparently, I wasn't clear on that in my message.

That's what happens when I try running Virtual Recorder. I tried
both at the Windows level with administrator privileges or at the
command line as stated in the earlier post.



On 2/21/2016 9:25 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Ron,
Unfortunately, you may be a victim of running on an outdated OS.
I should have thought of this before, but the virtual capture
device relies on the WASAPI loopback feature like Audacity and
GoldWave which is not available in XP.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi"
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Hi Carlos,

I was game to try it. When I unzipped it and tried running it, I
got the classic Windows post XP message: 'Virtual Recorder has
stopped
working: check for a solution; close the program.' What gives?


On 2/21/2016 8:38 AM, Carlos wrote:
Anyone want to give this thing a try? It works rather well at
this point in my opinion. You can record to flac, mp3, or wav.
Other formats could be easily added. You can record either
from the virtual audio capture device, a sound card/device, or
both at the same time. You can assign global hotkeys to
start/stop/pause/resume recording and configure it to run from
the system tray or even completely hidden. You can schedule
recordings using command line parameters.
-r to record
-t to set the duration of the recording in the format hours,
minutes, and seconds. for example, -t 01:20:00 -x to have the
program automatically close when it is done recording.

The timer functionality was already built-in to ffmpeg so it
didn't require much effort to add. I was able to make the
program very portable using Enigma Virtual Box. What's great
is that all of the software involved is either free or open source.
An installer and brief documentation will come later. For now
I just want to see if anyone else finds it useful and how well
it works. It's only about 13 Megs compressed Rob so I hope you
don't mind me putting it up on the server. Download link is below.
http://opopanax.net/download/VirtualRecorder.zip
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
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Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:18 PM
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Well we have progress. I have a version which can record and
stop.
Allows you to select between flac, MP3, and wav formats. You
can also select the sampling rate, bitrate, the number of
channels, the target folder, and a prefix for the file name.
The date and time are always appended to the file name so a
name is automatically generated even if you don't type a
prefix. I'm not quite ready to upload a test version, but
probably in a few hours. Other things I would like to add are,
assignable global hotkeys, tray minimization functionality,
some way to start scheduled recordings using the Task
Scheduler, and the ability to record from both the virtual
audio capture device and a second device simultaneously. Like
a
microphone for example.
That last part will probably be the trickiest and take the
longest to implement, but I'm hopeful it should at least be
possible.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos"
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Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:52 AM
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You can find Windows binaries of ffmpeg here.
http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Download the static builds
since they are compiled as a single executable. And be
prepared to do lots of reading/research since ffmpeg
literally has hundreds of command line options. You can start
with the official documentation here.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons"
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Hi all,

This FFMPEG sounds good, where does one find it?

Ann P.

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