ever wondered how you can grab streaming audio and convert it to mp3? or how to convert .rm to .mp3? well here’s my way of doing it. you need the wonderful softwere Total Recorder. it allows you to record anything that is played by your sound card. ^_^
download: the version i have is 4.1b standard edition (1.03mb includes tutorial. the actual exe is only 0.98mb)
here’s a short tutorial for how to get started once you have it installed.
Once installed, the first thing you need to do is set your playback to use total recorder
Go to options -> system settings -> audio tab
select under sound playback & recording
Then you may consider changing a few options. By default, total recorder save files as wav. Most people probably want to save it as mp3. To change that, go to options -> recording source and paramters -> recording paramters
I changed mine to record as mp3 file and with 128 kBit/s – you can decide for yourself.
You may also want to change the default folder your files are saved to under options -> settings -> open/save -> default save to
While recording, you can change the volume the recording will have compare to the original sound. set a percentage of the original sound’s volume at options -> recording source and paramters -> recording level