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How to record to Wav and Mp4 in Vista or Windows 7

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Recording to Wav

Many modern computers with Vista or Windows 7 can't play and record to audio at the same time. This means that the Record button in FTS won't work on those computers.

How to enable in the Control Panel

This works with some Vista or Windows 7 computers but not all of them.

You go to Sounds in control panel, go to recording tab, right click and select "Show disabled devices" (as they are hidden usually) and then enable them.

How to record to video and audio at the same time - free

This is an excellent program, which is free, with an option to upgrade for extra features:

BB FlasBack Express Player

This records the video as well as the audio. If that's what you need to do you need look no further.

But for audio only then need something else.

Other programs to record directly to audio in Vista and Windows 7

Another free method but not recommended

FREECORDER - works within browser, free, BUT USE WITH SOME CARE. It suggests several extras during install so don't just click yes to everything. Yu need to answer "no" to if you don't want them. I also found that it changed the home page of my browser and made some other changes e.g. changed default search. And adds a big tool bar to the browser which takes up a lot of space - though you can hide it.

Anyway none of that any problem for anyone who is reasonably techy but don't like to recommend it to someone who isn't particularly so as you may decide you want your browser web back the way it was and not sure how to do it.

Virtual Audio Cable

This is a bit techy, but may be of interest to some:

Virtual Audio Cable

Low cost shareware

ISOUND RECORDER

This works fine in the demo though only records 100 seconds per track, $29.95 to unlock. Basically you start up the program and start recording and it will then record anything played on your computer.

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