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Is it possible to record from Line-In?

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September 12, 2006 11:34:37 AM

Well really i dont understand why i cannot chose Line-In as sound recording device in windows 2000?

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September 12, 2006 12:32:52 PM

What software are you using? What task is this for (e.g. 'musical' sound recording, audio capture, TV card...)?
September 12, 2006 1:12:08 PM

Make sure you've gone to options, properties, and enabled the line-in as a recording option.

(select "Adjust volume for Recording", and make sure that Line-in is enabled)

This is from WinXP - ymmv...
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September 12, 2006 1:34:18 PM

Are you trying to record from an MP3 player? Or your just putting your mic in the wrong port?
September 12, 2006 2:14:51 PM

He just wants to record audio through LineIn (could be LP record, video tape, camcorder, anything).
The OS, in this case Win2K, is ill-equipped to do this... you require a recording software. Many will record WAV and some will record directly to MP3, OGG or AC3 2.0 etc.
However, the selection of LineIn as source can be tricky! I have found that the full audio driver package is often required (not just the drivers) in order to select the LineIn as the source of choice.
I recall having to install the whole Creative package just to get the LineIn activated on a SoundBlaster...
If you can get the LineIn 'live' there are some nice free recording programs such as CDex :^)
September 12, 2006 7:38:01 PM

The problem is i dont have LineIn in recording options in windows 2000.

Just trying to record some of my old records from stereo casette player to mp3, i figured it works when i sellect "Analog Mix" in recording source in windows control panel> audio, but only records something when LineIn is not muted, what if i dont like to hear while its been recorded?

I have Sound Forge 8 demo (but dont see how i can chose source there) and full setup of creative software and drivers.
September 15, 2006 12:46:09 AM

What sound card are you using?