Rip/Copy Music from Music Videos, MP3s, WMAs, OGGs for Free

Posted December 4, 2005 by risherz in Windows

Using basic software you can copy any kind of music. By default, you will have an application called Sound Recorder on your computer. Most users do not know the capabilities of this application. Read on to find out how to use it.

Using Sound Recorder, you can record anything that you can hear from your speakers. This includes both sounds and music. If you do not want to download songs or if you can only listen to songs or music videos on your computer, you can record it.

Follow these instructions to adjust the volume control before you use Sound Recorder:

1. Double-click the Volume icon on your system tray.
2. Go to Options.
3. Click on Properties.
4. Find Adjust Volume for Select Recording.
5. Check Wave Out Mix
6. Click on OK.
7. Select the check box beside Select.
8. Make sure the volume is set to the lowest setting by moving the slider down. Otherwise, what you record might be distorted.

The Sound Recorder is now configured to get its input from the source that feeds the speakers.

Next, open Sound Recorder using the directions below:

1. Click on Start.
2. All Programs
3. Accessories
4. Entertainment
5. All programs
6. Sound Recorder

Note: Consider recording an empty file before continuing any further because sound recorder will stop recording after 60 seconds. Press record, and keep pressing record until the “Length” of the blank file is more than the length of your songs that you are going to record (you can delete the rest afterwards). Then save it, and open the same file when you want to record something.

After the Sound Recorder box pops up, follow these directions:

1. Open up the empty file.
2. Open the song that you want to record.
3. Click on Play (for playing the song that you want to record).
4. Quickly hit Alt+tab to switch to Sound Recorder.
5. Hit the round brown button to record.

Now you can listen to the music while Sound Recorder records it for you. Just press stop (square button) to stop recording. Then, go to File > Save as, and save your freshly recorded song.

Your song will record in .wav format. Therefore, you should consider purchasing an mp3 encoder to convert that into mp3 if you are putting it into your mp3 player (This is to save space so that you can save more songs there).

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