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Audio recording from internet site

Post by markz » Apr 25 2021 10:42pm

So there is a website that posted up audio of some speakers that I would like to record.
Legally of course, through a charitable contribution to the main office for the area as thats where the conference is held every year. Where literally thousands show up, this years its on Zoom and so its a charitable contribution instead of the private company making recordings and selling the audio that way.

There is no file.
Its strictly just audio.
I click on play button on the far left and it will play or pause the audio.
I can let it run, or click anywhere along the timeline of the audio to any point in the audio.
Basically its like the ES subject line when you post, so its a different color then the background of the website and thats the audio timeline. I move the cursor to anywhere and click it goes to that time.
There is an overlay of the time your at and the total time.

I hope I do not have to get a mic to record putting the mic close to the speakers and click play and record from mic to some software.
Is there a more techy way to get into the code of the website to rip the code to a file?

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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by Dauntless » Apr 26 2021 12:55am

First of all, you are accessing the file through a link on the site? Does it have its' own player or does it open your windows media player or?

Sounds easier to let me see the site. If it is membership, I guess I can't.

My suggestion is to search Google for "Audio Converter." All sorts of free online help will pop up. Don't download one, use the online version. The problem is they don't all work. So you might try several before you get what you want.

You will want the exact URL address of the audio file itself. If you right click it you can either copy location or what I normally do is open in new tab so you can see the whole link, etc.

But a few years since I've made one that wasn't from YouTube, I don't remember which I used. This looks familiar. But you may have a hunt ahead. https://convertio.co/audio-converter/

Oh yeah, the kewlest file type to convert to would be the AIFF. Then there's MP3. But you can go ahead and make whatever you want.
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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by marty » Apr 26 2021 1:03am

Don't know how to do this? But I have the internet.
record audio from computer

Looks like ya need a program. I have Windows 7. The sound recorder program is hiding some where?

Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> Sound Recorder

I might be hallucinating but I didn't see it till I did this.

Type the word sound in the Start Menu search box. In the Programs list of search results, click Sound Recorder
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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by skeetab5780 » Apr 26 2021 8:21am

I would download the best free audio editor shareware called Audacity. It is free and super easy to use

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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by Dauntless » Apr 26 2021 11:38am

I remind you I don't see the page you want to take the audio from, I don't know the file, I'm limited in talking about this.

Have you ever used a YouTube converter? You can do this the same way. You bring up the page with the converter, cut and paste the URL for the file location, then it creates the file type of your choice.

Audacity might be just fine for you if you want to go that way. https://www.audacityteam.org/

Their tutorial. https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... puter.html
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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by markz » Apr 26 2021 4:02pm

I will try a few things, I have used Audacity before, I have used youtube downloaders before.
What I will do is email the office and see if they have the audio file itself to email me.
I bet they just dont want a lot of D/L and upload load traffic from their website as that would cost money.

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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by Dauntless » Apr 26 2021 6:37pm

It'll cost the same to upload to EMail.

Been so long since Windows 7 I'm stuck for remembering that sound recorder, which I probably wasn't using anymore anyway. But I'm sure it's the same thing as the voice recorder program on Windows 10, which will sound terrible if you record what's playing on your computer.
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Post by amberwolf » Apr 26 2021 9:07pm

Look for a Virtual Audio Cable; it's a "driver" that emulates a sound device's input and output. Since you are probably using a program that can't actually choose the sound device it outputs to, you would change that device within the OS's sound control panel, for playback devices, to the VAC's "input" end.

Then open your preferred sound recording program (audacity, etc), and change it's recording input to the VAC's output end. Change it's playback output to the physical sound device on your computer, so you can hear it's output. If the recording program you use doesn't have these options, you will need to pick a different one to record with.

Set the program's recording options to match your desired results, and start recording, then go back to your browser /etc and start the playback. The rest you can probably figure out. :)

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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by markz » Apr 28 2021 2:02pm

Desktop computer is hardwired to the ISP router.
Downloaded a few audio programs, tried one but need to confirm where file is stored.

I may get away with an always open Zoom room, clicking on the internet sites audio and Zoom recording the audio that way. I have noticed some rooms have recording capabilities, and have only been cohost of a Zoom room once.



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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by neptronix » Apr 28 2021 2:20pm

OBS studio can capture desktop audio output even on Windows 10, which has restrictions against doing such.
it is a video capture program though so i'm thinking it is not capable of producing audio only. It will produce video files.
Some tools may exist to dump audio streams out of mp4/mkv files it creates.

There's likely an easier path, but at least one workable solution exists.
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Re: Audio recording from internet site

Post by markz » Apr 28 2021 3:36pm

OK I have no clue what I did but I just downloaded a few audio programs.
I had to restart my computer for some other reason but upon startup one program popped up.
I used that one.
Its simply called Audio Recorder on Linux Mint.
I still have no clue if its a program I used Terminal Window for to download (sudo apt) or it was a program I had to unzip.

I click source being built in audio analog stereo (audio output)
Click start on the audio I want to record
Quickly click start recording on Audio Recorder and when source audio is done I click stop.
It saves to a file deep in My Computer which I was able to find.
Default file format is .ogg file, wasnt able to change on main screen for Audio Recorder but within Additonal Settings I typed in mp3 where ogg was in the file extension. Not realizing the pull down menu on title lists all the file formats. See 2nd pic below.
Seems to work fine saving files as mp3
Its a small little window for the program, very few settings.
Now I have 7 hours to record 7 audio tracks.
Time to download a timer on my cell phone.
I wont be able to host the actual files anywhere on the web.
Audio quality settings available
CD Quality, ACC 44khz - m4a is the file extension
CD Quality, Lossless 44khz - flac
CD Quality, Lossy 44khz - mp3
CD Quality, MP3 Lossy 44khw - mp3
Lossless WAV 22khz - wav
Lossless WAV 44khz - wav
Lossy Speex 32khz - spx




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I used to be so good at setting up computers with Windows, with Linux is an extra step for everything single thing. Well the only problem I was having is opening programs I downloaded. Most seemed to need to be unzipped, others I'd download through window terminal and not see the program on the bottom left "Windows" icon where everything/programs are.





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Well I have been playing around with the program. Its very nice, I like it a lot.
It records anything and everything that comes out of the speakers.
I have even recorded audio from Zoom mtgs, and youtube videos.
Audio Recorder program is :thumb: :thumb:

I must mention with Zoom is some meeting rooms have record available to its users, other Zoom mtgs do not. Its got to be in the hosts options. We had a few zoom bombers come in the other day, I accidentally let 4 in because I was doing something else on the pc, and I saw 4 waiting to get in. I should have clued in because it was near the end of the meeting.

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