I installed the freecorder toolbar (in both IE and Firefox) on my computer at work and after reinstalling it a couple of times it worked fine, and when recording the wee graphic equaliser window thing showed the signal it was recording. However on both my computers at home, one using XP and the other Vista, although the toolbar installs, when I record, the graphic equaliser window flatlines and nothing is actually recorded. I assume the problem is that the freecorder module is not getting any output from the inbuilt soundcard or something like that. How do I fix that and get it to recognise the sound signal? I've tried the different options for input but the default was the one that worked at work.
Alternatively is there another programme, possibly standalone rather than a toolbar within a browser, that can record streaming audio (from Spotify in this case)?
PS I have also tried playing a WMA file with Media player to see if that gets recognised but still flatlines. I suspect that Freecorder needs to have an audio signal from an internet source and possibly collects it upstream of the computer's sound producing circuitry but technically I don't really know how it all fits together. Don't want to start messing with interrupts etc cos I think computers don't work the way they did when I was proficient back in the 70s to 90s.
Edited to add: seem to have got it working - no real idea how but I think maybe need to open the wee Freecorder window before opening the streaming source.
Edited by Alibi, 10 January 2009 - 06:38 PM.
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