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Q's about using SMRecorder "Audio"

by SteaknEggs95973 / August 25, 2011 9:37 AM PDT

I downloaded and installed SMRecorder yesterday. I find it easy to use, but when I record a video that has sound, the visual is fine but there's no audio. Any suggestions?

SMRecorder Settings:
Capture Type: Desktop Video
Audio Input: Aux (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Capture Size: Full Desktop
I do have Record Audio checked.

Vista Home Premium O/S


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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 5:49 AM PDT

Sounds to me like missing CoDecs.

Other than that I have no idea.


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Try VLC Player.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 5:53 AM PDT

It deals with most missing codec issues well enough.

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by SteaknEggs95973 / August 26, 2011 4:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Try VLC Player.
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Try the G-Spot Codec Information Apliance
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 27, 2011 5:37 AM PDT
In reply to: umm..
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by SteaknEggs95973 / August 27, 2011 9:48 AM PDT

Thanks, Mark - GSpot will come in handy at times. I tried it on my SMRecorder output video, and all codecs are verified. No codecs required.


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I see a good idea below.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2011 5:40 AM PDT
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VLC Player
by SteaknEggs95973 / August 27, 2011 10:07 AM PDT

Bob, I have VLC Media Player installed. I have used VLC for years. I gave it up about 6 months ago to use Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. Just a personal preference. I like how MPC-HC displays the time bar when the video is playing, which VLC does not.

Anyway, the SMRecorder output video doesn't have audio with any player I've used. VLC, WMP, or MPC-HC.


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SMRecorder with no recorded audio
by JabberJaw32 / August 28, 2011 1:48 AM PDT

Hey, just download this my self and found the same issue with the audio. It turns out it can not record desktop audio.
I found info why on :

saying :

Selecting desktop video recording will let you record whatever is taking place on your desktop. It's the perfect way to make tutorial videos to put up on YouTube, but could also be used to record a game or video you want to make a commentary on. There's just one limitation that will put a barrier on how you use this program - the desktop video option does not record desktop audio, but rather audio from your microphone.

The "limitation" here is that its a sh*ty program.

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Good find
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 28, 2011 4:21 AM PDT

and answer found it seems.


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Acclaimed answer
by SteaknEggs95973 / August 28, 2011 12:31 PM PDT

Jabber, thanks for checking out the program - appreciated. However, I believe "makeuseof" is mistaken. I believe the program IS intended to record desktop audio along with desktop video, and we just haven't discovered the solution yet. Here's my reasoning:

In the SMRecorder Directions, it says:

Record Desktop/Screen Audio and Video Basics -

This functionality can be used to produce your own desktop demo video
to present and to share, or to record any video or audio on the web that
is difficult to download, etc.

Also, why else would the program have Audio Settings on Desktop Video,
and a box to check for "Record Audio?" If you want to use a microphone
for the audio, there's the Desktop/Microphone Sound option.

A user Review - Pros: This is an excellent desktop recorder. I used some other recorders but with very
poor audio and video sync. <b>smrecorder has excellent audio video

Back to square one for me..

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Sound/Audio Control Panel -- Hidden Devices
by j44p / September 17, 2013 1:27 PM PDT

Two methods worked for me.

Method 1 -- Software (Windows 7):
a) Open the Sound or Audio Device Control Panel. Here's one way to get there:
i) Start -> Control Panel
ii) Hardware and Sound
iii) Sound
b) Click the Recording tab.
c) Right-click anywhere in the list of devices.
d) Select "Show Disabled Devices".
e) Additional devices should appear somewhere in the list of devices.
f) Look for a device called "Stereo Mix", "Wave Out Mix", or "What You Hear". It could be different depending on who manufactured your computer's sound circuitry, in which case you need to experiment.
g) Right-click it, and Enable it. This is the critical step.
h) Select it in SMRecorder's Audio Input list.
Method 2 --Hardware:<div> a) Obtain a dual-male 3.5mm stereo cable (e.g., Monoprice product number 644).
b) Obtain a 3.5mm stereo splitter (e.g., Monoprice product number 7204).
c) Obtain a pair of headphones that has a 3.5mm plug. Hopefully, you already have it.
d) Plug the splitter into the computer's headphone jack.
e) Plug the headphones into the splitter.
f) Plug the cable into the computer's microphone jack and the splitter.
</div></div> g) Select Microphone in SMRecorder's Audio Input list.

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