enable record from stereo mix in windows control panel

I am looking at recording sound from an application running on my computer. I am told that if you enable recording from “Stereo Mix” it will be possible using the software I have.

But "stereo mix" is not listed as recording option in Windows control panel. As I have access to a second computer I looked for this option there also, it was not either.

Is this something that is non standard? If so how do I get it?

I believe stereo mix is also called:

Wave in
Stereo mix
Mono mix
What you hear

Very many thanks.

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MereteConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi again,thank you, ok to answer your question >>
Is this something that is non standard? If so how do I get it?<< it is non standard rather comes with certain sound cards,
how do you get it look below :) Sorry to say both of your computers sound card do not have a program that can do this by looks of it.
You will have to contact the manufature DEL if you wish to add a different sound card.

I have this card the sound blaster card  by Creative came with a program called Media source, it sits like a very thin line above the top of my monitor and I cant see it until I move my mouse near it and it drops down its interface with all the options to record and edit sounds straight off my computer my media player is Wiinamp for music and media player classic for movies, you upload the track onto media source.

this is here> http://www.soundblaster.com/mediasource/
n order to have this you'll have to consider buying this sound card or other similar, which may present a problem with the Laptop but not for the DEL desktop. I hope, but it is DEL.
Winamp I feel is the best player has many features some free some not
Winamp download here

Here is a sample of how to do it.
Here is a free recorder
More here

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Windows media player may have this feature but I dont use it. Look into windows media player its free.
Windows media player<< has the most probllems.
Ripping in Windows Media Player

Realplayer<< I found to heavy

Music Match< great tools.

Ok I hope I have provided some insights for you, please ask away if not.
Regards Merete
Hi this depends on what sound card you have,?
please what is the name of your sound card?
try checking on the vol icon on your taskbar>db click it then properties> options> recording add in the options.

Wave in << means you plug in a device to your input on the rear of the tower and record from there, but you'll need a program to do this such as Music Match or a good sound card comes with these now programs .
Soundcards plus FYI

"How to Record Using Windows Sound Recorder"

Hope this helps you.
diarmuidodAuthor Commented:
Thanks for getting back to me, below is the sound card info:

Dell Inspiron Laptop: Sigma Tel Audio Card
Dell desktop: SB Live Wave device

The laptop only has Line In and Microphone
The desktop has : SPDIF-In, CD Digital, MIDI, CD Audio, Line In, Microphone, Auxilary, TAD-In and Wave

Both sound cards came with the computers.

diarmuidodAuthor Commented:

Thank you very much for your answer. It is good to hear even if it is not what I wanted to hear.

Many thanks.

try using the free one I supplied Diarmuid  dont give up,
from above>
Here is a free recorder
Easy MP3 Sound Recorder, makes a complete recording studio of your computer. With the recorder you can record voice from microphone, internet streaming audio, or music played by Winamp, Windows Media Player, Quick Time, Real Player, Flash, games, etc. Easy MP3 Sound Recorder is able to automatically detect the recording formats your sound card supports and then set the application's parameters for the best possible performance. The recordings can be saved as .mp3, .wav and .wma files.


I posted how to as well and a few others.
So you still maybe able to do this.
Please let me know if it works
Regards Merete :)
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