Web Cam Audio Source Question
February 13, 2015 11:23 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to include some audio in a web cam broadcast, but right now all I can do is play the audio out of my speakers to the web cam mic, which of course sounds terrible. Is there a way I can stream the audio directly into the broadcast from, say, iTunes or some other application?
posted by Enemy of Joy to Technology (6 answers total)
 
Forgot to add that I'm on a Windows computer.
posted by Enemy of Joy at 11:28 AM on February 13, 2015


You can add an audio track from other sources (mp3 files, etc) using video editing software after the fact. Windows Live Movie Maker will do this, as will a host of other video editors out there. I believe YouTube also provides this capability in their online video editor, complete with freely available music that they provide for you to choose from.
posted by Lafe at 11:32 AM on February 13, 2015


The tricky part is, this is a live broadcast, so I can't add in audio afterwards. :(
posted by Enemy of Joy at 11:33 AM on February 13, 2015


Do you need to mix system audio from your computer with the mic input or do you want to replace the mic input with the system audio? (ie are you speaking over whatever you're playing on your computer, or is whatevers playing from your computer the only audio source?)
posted by TwoWordReview at 12:01 PM on February 13, 2015


I'd prefer to replace the mic input entirely with system audio. I don't see an option to do that in my web cam's audio input menu, though.
posted by Enemy of Joy at 12:09 PM on February 13, 2015


Ah I think I figured it out - I have to enable "Stereo Mix" in the Recording tab of Sound properties, and disable all the other recording devices. I had to then reboot to get it to actually work, but it does seem to work.
posted by Enemy of Joy at 12:59 PM on February 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


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