I've been trying to use Virtual Audio Cable to record podcasts over skype. I have a Dell 1520, long story is I have no stereo mix and there is no way to get it. Virtual Audio Cable is supposed to be able to bind several audio sources into one so a program like Audacity, which I'm using, can record them.
I followed the instructions below found on the old Skype forums. I can't seem to get my Mic input to be sent to Audacity. I've set up 2 ACs (audio cable) using VAC and 2 Audio Repeater (AR) that links audio cables. The instructions below mention 4 Ears but for the life of me I have no idea what the 3rd is.
I thought that skype would take my mic input and send it with AC1 so that AC2 would allow Audacity to pick it up, but no such luck. How can I get my mic to get recorded in Audacity? any ideas?
01 November 2005 - 02:38 AM
A couple of years ago, I had needs comparable to yours. I discussed them with the developper of VAC. Though I did not explicitly ask for a modification, within a week he had made one and mailed it! A highlight of cooperativeness. So, talk with him directly.
I went through and did this tonight... So I wrote it out for you.
Settings for virtual cable that records with audacity:
First, set up a virtual cable that receives all activity on Skype like this:
Set skype to use line 1 as microphone, and line 2 as speakers. (Skype is now deaf and mute.)
Then create four repeaters like this:
Mic -> Line 1
Line 2 -> Main out
Mic -> Line 4
Line 2 -> Line 4
Mic repeats to line 1 (Now skype hears your mic, as Skype is set to use line 1 as mic)
Line 2 repeats to Speakers so that you can hear the other party on Skype. Skype couldn't playback what it hears as it had no actual path to audio out -
Mic and Line 2 are repeated to Line 4 because that's the signal we're going to record.
Since line 4 is our mixdown with both in and out combined, you will have to set levels in Skype for recording the other party. Do a test run with your
To record in Audacity:
Set Microphone to line 4.
Set speakers to your normal out (speakers usually).
D O N E!
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