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    Default Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    Hello all,

    I have a newly received 1330 with Vista installed and I have a sound problem. Is there any way (or hack) to enable Wave-out/Stereo Mix? I need to record "what I hear", like from the internet. Basically I need to record what goes through the sound card. I've searched everywhere, but have found nothing, or at least nothing that actually works. In XP it was pretty straight forward, here it seems impossible.
    Did anyone manage to make this work?
    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    i tried to find some program like that a while ago. i found this program, but it was just confusing. said you had to buy it.. i downloaded it, but it didn't do anything. then i was scared that it was some freaking hack someone put out, but after doing some research it seemed legit. forgot what it was called though.

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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    Well the thing is, I think its driver related (due to Vista I guess). I tried a couple of recording softwares (record-anything), but none can actually detect anything else than the built in microphones... Weird and dissapointing (worked great in XP)...

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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    Well I don't know if this applies to Vista but here is how I solved the problem with my XP installation on an IBM that had no Stereo Mix on the record side, only Mic in.



    Basically the software (driver) is built to do everything including Stereo Mix. They are all that way. Well most of them are as it's much easier to design a driver to do everything and then disable functions in a config file. Redesigning a driver is very expensive. Disabling the Stereo Mix is a requirement that is artificially imposed so you don't capture (stea) audio streams.



    For my particular driver which is a SoundMax driver (used im many PCs) the process should be very similar so this should work for most Laptops, Again I'm using IBM as an example.



    I went to the IBM/Lenovo site and redownloaded the driver.



    I saved the driver



    I ran the .exe file and it extracted files into the C:\DRIVERS\WIN\Audio directory and 6 sub directories



    look in the C:\DRIVERS\WIN\Audio\SMAXWDM\W2K_XP directory



    look for a file named ADIHDAUD.inf file and double click on it to open it in Notepad.



    This file dictactes how your audio driver is installed. part of the instructions in this file tell the installation to DISABLE stereo out. Lets change that



    Be careful not to change anything in this file that you don't want to.



    Look at line #270 of the text file (or you can also just use the find feature in notepad and search for "disable")and you will find an entry:



    HKR,AD1984\\Disable, OutR, 1, 01 ;; Disable Stereo Mix Capture Node



    Change that to



    HKR,AD1984\\Disable, OutR, 1, 00 ;; Disable Stereo Mix Capture Node



    By changing that 1 to a 0 you are now going to have an install that installs Stereo Mix



    Save the file



    Uninstall the sound driver (requires reboot). when you reboot is will say windows found the sound card. Hit cancel.



    Install the new driver from running setup.exe from the C:\DRIVERS\WIN\Audio directory.



    reboot



    I had to then run the setup again. Not sure why but I did.



    Reboot.



    You are done.



    I've done this on my gateway too and it worked.



    There is a bunch of other stuff disabled in that .INF file but I didn't mess with that.



    Good Luck

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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    I just recieved my Vostro 1400 and was disappointed to find out there is no Stereo Mix. My previous Toshiba with Vista and Realtek sound had SM disabled in Audio Properties. After enabling it worked great, so not a Vista issue. It seems like other manufacturers are also disabling SM, I assume to prevent recording streamed audio. I did a search of the Registry for "Stereo Mix" and found 3 entries. I tried changing some of the values but no luck, maybe someone with more knowledge and daring can enable SM through the Registry. I came up with a cheap and dirty hardware solution. I used an 1/8" stereo male to male jumper cable between the Headphone out and the Mic/Line In jacks.
    1. After you insert the cable into the Mic jack a window pops up showing the front panel
    2. Select Line In (yellow ?)
    3. Select Device Connected: Line In

    I use Audacity a great freeware audio recording program to record:
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
    1. Download Audacity and the open source lame mp3 encoder f needed
    2. Install Audacity
    3. Select Edit/Preferences/Channels/ 2 (Stereo)
    4. Start recording in Audacity
    5. Start your source audio (Rhapsody, Media Player etc)
    6. Adjust levels, Mic, Speaker in Audacity, Main volume control on your notebook and Output level on your source until you get a good clean waveform in Audacity with no clipping (flattened on the top and bottom of the wave)
    7. Open a new window in Audacity and restart Recording and then the source with the properly adjusted levels
    8. Edit your recording
    9. Save recording as wav or mp3
    10. Enjoy


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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    but still no solution for the m1330 stero mix.
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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    I found this link on another board :
    http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=235761
    The poster said that Dell added Stereo Mix to their new Sigma Tel audio driver. I checked it out and found out it was for XP and not my model, Vostro 1400 with Vista. I downloaded it anyway and I don't know that I needed to but I ran the driver exe file in XP SP2 compatibility mode. It installed without any problems. I right clicked on my speaker icon, selected Recording Devices, and sure enough I had 4 icons, Digital Mic (for webcam), Microphone, Line In and Stereo Mix. I selected Stereo Mix and clicked the "Set Default" button. I loaded Audacity and under Edit/Preferences/Audio IO/Recording device: selected "Stereo Mix (SigmaTel High Defin". Everything seemed to work fine for recording streamed audio but as they say "Your Mileage May Vary". Good luck and Thank You Dell for restoring a valuable feature.
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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    Hi Randye Ive done everythign you suggest except the "ran the driver exe file in XP SP2 compatibility mode" bit. Could you explain hos I get there form vista?
    Thanks a lot in advance

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    Default Re: Wave-out/Stereo Mix with DELL 1330

    I tried those other drivers (Audio: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio, Driver, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Multi Language, Multi System, v.5.10.0.5515_RC22-WHQL, A11 --> R171789.exe) and after a little messing around they now work well for stereo mixing. Dells customer support recommended the same thing after some checking so I'd go aheadand give it a try.

    Best of luck.

 

 

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