[audacity4blind] Re: Recording from set top box

  • From: Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:06:44 GMT

| From "Ron Edwards" <facup1927@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
| Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:31:09 -0000
| Subject: Recording from set top box
> Cheers for that John.  Just one more thing.
> 
> 
> Any idea how I would find out how much the signal would
> need to be cut?

Are you connecting to the mic port of the computer? The signals 
from the set-top will be line level, so would be too strong for
the mic port.  



Gale 


 
> From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John W. Hess
> Sent: 15 December 2010 12:08
> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording from set top box
> 
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> 
> Ron, what you might need is a patch cord called an attenuater cord. This has
> a resister in it that will cut the signal by a specific ammount of DB. Also
> you could consider buying a small mixer to run the audio through and control
> the volume that way.
> 
> On Dec 15, 2010, at 5:14 AM, Ron Edwards wrote:
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> Hi all.
> 
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> 
> Using Windows XP, Jaws 9 and of course Audacity, I am trying to record
> directly from my set top box to the computer.
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> I am able to record the sound, but it comes through quite distorted and
> loud.  Having decreased the mic input level in the Windows system to as low
> as possible, the result is not much difference.
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> Can anyone advise on how I can sort this?  Do I need extra plug-ins for
> Audacity, or if you have any suggestions/ideas, I would be grateful to hear
> them.
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> Thanks in advance.
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> 
> Pat
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> 


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