Limited sound card?
January 26, 2012 9:17 AM Subscribe
How do I make my computer stop using the built-in microphone when recording sound? Is my sound card so poor that it can't record from anything but the built-in mike?
I would like to record a few bars of film music from a DVD. The only available audio source in all the sound recording programs I have tried (including the "record anything" type) is my laptop's built-in microphone. This means that the only sounds I can record is myself coughing or tapping the keyboard. If I disable the microphone no audio recording is possible. I have searched through all the audio controls without getting any wiser. Is there really no way to grab the audio stream (music) that is passing through the sound card when I play the DVD?
I'm using Windows 7 Pro. My computer is a Sony Vaio laptop VPC Z21. There is no line in or external microphone jack. According to my device manager I've got Realtek High Definition Audio.