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Loopback recording in Windows7 and Vista

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According to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card_mixer

Starting from Windows Vista and 7 new sound API model was introduced. There is no stereo mix or mono mix. Instead every playback device can be opened in loopback recording mode, so you can record what you hear from your speakers, headphones, digital output etc. Even if your audio card does not support it, Windows will emulate this functionality.

Is this something JavaSound would support? In other words could I use JavaSound to record the incoming sound from a particular device under Windows7?

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  • 1. Re: Loopback recording in Windows7 and Vista
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    Starting from Windows Vista and 7 new sound API model was introduced. There is no stereo mix or mono mix. Instead every playback device can be opened in loopback recording mode, so you can record what you hear from your speakers, headphones, digital output etc. Even if your audio card does not support it, Windows will emulate this functionality.
    Kind of sounds like that might be what's going on here:
    How do I select ports for capturing audio?
    Is this something JavaSound would support? In other words could I use JavaSound to record the incoming sound from a particular device under Windows7?
    JavaSound is going to use whatever the OS tells it it can use... so yeah, I'd think so.

    Try reading the following article and try out their utility code and stuff...
    http://www.vsj.co.uk/java/display.asp?id=370

    What you see when you're looking at the capabilities is what JavaSound will give you to work with.

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