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Recording problems with Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a new HP Laptop running Vista (fully updated). The PC has an Altec Lansing sound card.
    My problem is that I can't seem to be able to record internet radio using any of the usual software eg Audacity, Mp3MyMP3, Screamer, etc. This is not a copyright issue since I can readily record the same radio program on my desktop.
    On my laptop I can hear the radio, but when I run the recording software for say 20 seconds, the pattern of recorded waveform is flat, and when I go to playback all I get is silence. (In fact that is not 100% true, at the start of each recording I get <1 second of actual program but heavily distorted.)
    The only other thing to mention is that when I look in the Vista Control Panel at the recording inputs available all I have is the microphone. No mention of line input.

    I spoke to HP about this and their conclusion was that this was a Vista problem.

    Can anyone help me. If it is a Vista problem when might it be fixed?

    Thanks,

    Quarryman
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:54 PM