[audacity4blind] Re: Recording Skype conversations.

  • From: Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:49:57 +0100

| From sandra gayer <sandragayer7@xxxxxxxxx> 
| Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:34:49 +0100
| Subject: Recording Skype conversations.
> Thank you very much for the information Gale. When you say you have to
> unmute the microphone playback, do you mean you have to do that
> physically from the perspective of the external soundcard? That would
> be easiest. Where do you find "listen to this device". In the control
> panel?

"Listen" only exists on Vista/7. Open "Sound" in the Windows 
Control Panel, choose the "Recording" tab, select the headset 
or microphone and choose "Properties" then choose the "Listen"
tab. It's software playthrough, so might create too many echoes. 

If you had a way to unmute the microphone hardware, that 
would be on the  "Playback" tab, select the headset or mic, 
choose "Properties" then the "Levels" tab. But most Vista/7
machines do not have this. 


> On 4/29/12, Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > | From sandra gayer <sandragayer7@xxxxxxxxx>
> > | Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:18:01 +0100
> > | Subject: [audacity4blind] Recording Skype conversations.
> >> I read somewhere that Audacity could be used to record Skype
> >> conversations. Is this correct? If so how? Does it depend on the
> >> conversation being rooted through the computer's internal sound card?
> >> Is it possible to record both ends of a Skype conversation if they are
> >> being rooted through an external soundcard and external microphone?
> >
> > Yes you have to unmute the microphone playback (or use
> > "Listen to this device" on Windows Vista/7) then record
> > stereo mix in Audacity. You must use headphones or a
> > headset. A USB headset usually won't work on Windows XP
> > or earlier because there is no way to unmute its playback.
> >
> > Instead of Audacity, it is usually better to use something like:
> > http://voipcallrecording.com/ .
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Gale

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