@ Cressida - Nah, don’t lay low - more fun with you around
Hi again B4ronco6 - sorry for slow reply, I wanted to try recording from DVD with Audacity at home to see if it worked for me (never tried it before).
Got a wave form recorded with no problem - I played one of the LOTR DVDs during closing credits and then opened Audacity to record.
Screen shot attached.
There are several ways to control audio so make sure none of them are disabled by default. Audio control in Audacity on top panel, mute button in Audacity on top panel, pc speaker volume control, and windows audio control.
Also, I found that I got a flat line when I was using my headphones, but could record fine when using my regular speakers.
Still not sure why
Hi mciahel - I’ve not used it much for mp3s, but I guess what I meant was, why use Audacity to record when you already have an mp3? Sounded more like a file conversion issue than a recording issue. Guess I didn’t explain that very well :o
edit - good to know I can use it to edit mp3s if I need to though.
Thanks Prof. I’m sure many here would miss you more than me though .
Think what you did there was an analog rip of the DVD-sound, recording the Line-Out signal that goes to the speakers (so after the sound-chip’s D/A conversion) - sometimes referred to as “What U Hear”. When the soundcard senses the headphones and switches off the speakers, you’ll lose that signal.
[B]B4Bronco6[/B], did you check the links I gave above? They show you how to set up your PC’s Recording Devices in Vista. I don’t think you’ll be able to repeat what [B]Prof. Honeydew[/B] did though. Sound is another thing they tried to improve in Vista, but managed to complicate instead (ask Creative Labs. ).
Prof.honeydew wrote "I have to think that there is a much better way to get the audio from a DVD than Audacity though."
DVD Decrypter in IFO mode,is my preferred method to extract audio from DVD… http://www.dvd-guides.com/content/view/136/59/