|SigmaTel Recording & Replay Radio 5.0 FAQ|
How to Record Audio from SigmaTel Cards
This page has answers to the most common Replay Radio 5 recording problems.
You can fix this in two ways - use a different Recording Source, or download the Enhanced Sound Card Driver.
Please select your Replay Radio version number below for a detailed step-by step guide to determining the correct audio recording method for your compuyter:
The Enhanced Sound Card Driver is available here. It requires less configuration, and supports more sound cards, but on some PCs it may have certain side-effects. Please click here to download and learn more.
If you choose not to use the Enhanced Sound Card Driver, the most common reason a recording fails is that the Recording Source is set improperly. To determine the best Recording Source:
Another possibility: With some sound cards, the Mute Sound While Recording feature (under the Recording tab when editing a show) may disable all sound when recording, causing pure silence. If you have this checked, try unchecking it and see if it makes a difference.
Occasionally, installing the latest drivers for your Sound Card fixes recording problems. Here's how to update your sound card drivers using Windows XP (other Windows versions work similarly):
Finally, if you still have trouble, it may be
something specific to the Player (like Windows Media Player, Real
Player, etc.) you are using. The rest of this page has suggestions
for specific players.
If you choose not to use the Enhanced Sound Card
Driver, or if you're recording from the Microphone or Line-In inputs,
try lowering the recording volume as explained
below. Some sound cards or microphones will make distorted
recordings if the recording volume is too high.
You may need to manually set the recording volume level in Windows as follows:
Hint: If you don't see the Recording Source option you're using, click Options, Properties, and make sure the all the options are selected for display.
If you do this, make sure the Optimize Mixer
Volume for Recording option under Replay Radio's Settings, Sound
Mixer tab is UNCHECKED.
First of all, the Enhanced Sound Card Driver option will appear as a Recording Source selection if properly installed. You can see this either in Quick Record, or when editing a scheduled show (under the Recording tab).
When you install it, be sure to install it into the same folder as Replay Radio, usually "c:\program files\replay radio 5". Replay Radio looks for the file RRUserDLL.dll in that folder. If it's not there, then the Enhanced Sound Card Driver option won't be listed.
Real Player may need to be adjusted do that it records properly as follows:
QuickTime and iTunes often default to using Direct Sound, which leads to sound distortion during both recording and playback when Replay Radio is active. To correct this problem, you need to tell QuickTime to use the Replay Radio driver as the default playback device instead.
In most cases, WinAmp works fine with Replay Radio. The only potential incompatibility is in using Direct Sound. To make WinAmp work with Replay Radio you should do the following:
This should fix the problem.
MusicMatch needs to be reconfigured to use the Default Sound Card Driver when recording.
The most likely reason this would occur is if your default sound card setting has changed.
First of all, check the Replay Radio Sound Card Driver setting:
Next, check your system default Sound Card:
The Sound Card selections for the above should match. If not, change either the Replay Radio setting or the Windows Control Panel setting.
If you're using the Enhanced Sound Card Driver option, and still cannot record, you may need to uninstall the Enhanced Sound Card Driver, and then reinstall it.
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