Recording Archived Material. Please help!

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Taybot, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Taybot

    Taybot Guest

    I need help with something simple that I think most of you all should know how to do and I'd greatly appreciate your help.

    I'm trying to record some archived audio from a radio show.

    I'm using Acid Pro 6.0. The radio show is online and I just need to figure out how to record the audio that my computer plays.

    I think it has something to do with my soundcard settings but I'm really not sure.

    Your help is much appreciated as I really need to get this done.

    Thank you very much and happy holidays!
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    You know that what you are trying to do is illegal don't you? As there are a good number of people here who create content for public airing, I don't think this is the right place to ask. Unless of course you are looking to be flamed.

    Why don't you check the site and see if they have the program available as a podcast?
  3. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    Firstly, is this a copyrighted show, that someone ELSE owns? This may be the reason it is only available online. Will they let you purchase it for a small fee and download it? Or, are they only letting you listen to it?

    If it's already online and available for listening, then your need to "Archive" it sounds a bit more personal. Someone else has already done the work for you. Can you live with that, or is this something you MUST have?

    If that's the case, you can possibly reverse click on the file and select "save as" - just like a picture or text file anywhere else on the web. Depending on your browser, you may be able to choose "Play, Save, or Download". If that's not the case at this point in your search, perhaps it's deliberate by the people who have posted it. (Again, they may NOT want others to hear it.)

    If all else fails, you may have a sound card that supports play/record (full duplex) operation. You'd be essentially playing the sound OUT of your sound card, and back INTO the sound cards REC jacks. Depending on your model, you might be able to do this with a patch cable.

    You could always simply record it out of your computer to a CDr or even a lowly Cassette or VHS machine's audio input jacks (without the video). If it's low quality (and I suspect it is) like a radio broadcast in MPG format, you may never hear much of a difference anyway.

    Of course, I'm not suggesting you violate any copyright laws, but if you're just putting something away for your own personal enjoyment and not selling it afterwards, I doubt you'd be in any serious trouble.

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