Where can I find a free sound card output recording software?
October 20, 2007 3:54 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a free sound card output recording software?

I'm trying to find a free software that will allow me to record the sound output of my sound card into wav or mp3 format. Please let me know if you know of one.

posted by herbiehancock00 to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by ludwig_van at 4:04 PM on October 20, 2007

posted by pompomtom at 4:04 PM on October 20, 2007

I haven't used it for this purpose, but I'm fairly sure Audacity does this.
posted by cmgonzalez at 4:05 PM on October 20, 2007

posted by ludwig_van at 4:06 PM on October 20, 2007

Ha. Last time I take the time to write out a full sentence.
posted by cmgonzalez at 4:06 PM on October 20, 2007

Incidentally, Audacity
posted by stleric at 4:09 PM on October 20, 2007

cool little program called mp3mymp3

it records whatever is being output from your sound card, to be saved as mp3 or wav. i use to record the audio from live gigs on you tube.
posted by robotot at 5:11 PM on October 20, 2007

If you are using Windows, there's jackdmp that will take any output from your sound card and present it to your computer as input. This way, you can use any program that can record from line-in.

If you're on any other OS, there's jack, which does the same thing.
posted by philomathoholic at 8:51 PM on October 20, 2007

i used a program called simply "sound recorded" but i've lost the link. this was back when copy protection on cd's was such that i couldn't play a few (still can't) music cds on my computer, so i just popped it into my stereo, grabbed a 3.5mm jack from the headphone output to my mic input in my soundcard and recorded as a giant wav, converted to mp3, then spliced them up into tracks.

useful skill to have, same principle to copy LP's or so on.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 12:44 AM on October 21, 2007

Along the lines of jack and jackdmp, I've also recently run across PulseAudio. It's a sound server, so it offers lots of functionality in addition to what you want. And it should run on Windows and all POSIX platforms.
posted by philomathoholic at 11:35 PM on November 22, 2007

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