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notetoself
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Cannot record streaming audio on W530

Similar to a post about the T530 I used to record streaming audio (internet radio, youtube, playback etc.) with Snagit on my old computer, now on new W530 I cannot find "line out, mono out, wave out," devices to record from, only "microphone".

 

On the Lenovo W530 using Windows 8 Pro I followed the follwoing steps posted elsewhere for the T530:

 

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Recording ... right-click to check Show Disabled Devices, then choose Stereo Mix as Default (may also want to right-click on Stereo Mix and double-check Properties: make sure Listen level is not at zero) 

 

After showing disabled devices on the sound > recording tab the tab still shows only one device, the "Microphone". 

 

If it is possible how on  Windows 8 or the W530 (and possibly other models) do we get the line out / mix out / mono out / whatever they call it for the sound that comes out of the computer?  

 

notetoself
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

I take it there is no answer to this question. correct?
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

Hello notetoself and Welcome to the Support Forums!

 

I took a look at the W530 Driver Matrix, and it looks like there have been a lot of updates released recently.

Make sure all your drivers are uptodate; definitely check to make sure you have the most recent BIOS and Lenovo Dependancy Package. 

 

Let me know!

Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Family,

Catie

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notetoself
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

Thank you Catie. I tried the Dependency package and BIOS update, and at this time nothing under the recording devices changed. It still says "Microphone, Realtek High Definition Audio, Default Device". The right mouse click options to show disabled devices and to show disconnected devices are checked but no other devices for selection show up as you might expect if system sound were available.

 

I'm glad you looked at it. I still wish I had the functionality that I had on my previous computer.

 

 

I guess as a stop gap measure I will buy a splitter to split the single combo jack into separate headphone and microphone jacks and then run a double male ended cord between them to route the speaker sound output back into the microphone input. Using cables is not my prefered solution as I will have to add another splitter on the speaker output to hear anything at the same time with a set of headphones, but at least I can get a pretty clean version of the system sound output in recording software when using microphone as the device. 

 

Please ask around for system audio as a new feature from whoever's driver software would add system output to the recording devices list. Thanks.

 

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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

I am glad you have a work around. Ill do some research, if I find anything I will let you know!

Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Family,

Catie

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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

From the technical specs:

(1) 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC

 

Sadly there is no separate Input or Output jack. Possibly you can get the headphones output connected to your recording device. That Combo jack may be a special jack you need to get from Lenovo.

rs0xn
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

I was just looking into this audio issue, recording a stereo mix or "what you hear" from the W530. Is there a fix for this yet.

 

I read there was a work around splitting the audio cables and running the input into the mic recording. Does anybody have hardware links or suggestions that will work?

 

Thanks

/J

 

alphaman
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

This capability was removed by Microsoft I think. I don't remember the ins and outs of it but it is no specific to Lenovo.

There's a piece of software called Virtual Audio Cable that I have used in the past and it worked a treat although it might take a bit of tweaking and possibly even the installation of ASIO4ALL I don't remember as it has been a while since I used it.

Kali
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

I am in the same situation as the OP. Has a viable solution been found?

 

I need to record VOIP conferences given through Webcasts. The application we use only supports output to the speakers. I therefore cannot use a software solution

 

Stereo mix is standard on most computers and should be on Lenovo as well. This might very well be a reason not to buy Lenovo.

 

What we tried so far:

 

- Installing an older Realtek driver=>2.60 displays Stereo Mix. Deinstalling the 2.70 Realtek driver deinstalls Dolby Home Theater (The speakers don't sound good without it). Impossible to put Dolby... back.

 

- Using a software like Virtual Audio Cable works so so. The volume of the output can only be adjusted in the software itself. The speaker volume of line out volume don't have any impact on the output volume. My webcast app doesn't have a volume and the ouput volume is too low to make sense in a recording. Furthermore, the app. is buggy and had to be deinstalled.

 

Any other suggestion apart from shipping back the laptop to Lenovo? ;o)

W530, Windows 7 64bit, 256SSD Crucial M4 boot drive, 1tb WD Blue in Ultrabay, 16GB m-sata expresscache drive, NVIDIA K1000M, i7-3630QM processor, 8gb RAM 1600.
ThorsHammer
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Re: Cannot record streaming audio on W530

I use Expression Encoder Screen Capture.  Works great.

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