Rip or extract audio from DVD, CD, Youtube video and more with the free Sonarca Sound Recorder, a powerful sound recording software! This DVD or CD ripping program for Windows lets you extract digital audio tracks from audio CDs and convert or save them to mp3 or wav audio files.
Features of the audio ripper Sonarca Sound Recorder
- It is a FREE sound recorder for personal, non-commercial and non-profit usage.
- Supports multiple sound input, audio/video files playback, CD player, line in, microphone, internet radio, even the obsolete tape/VHS cassette or anything else.
- Records various sound input to WAV and MP3.
- Support for CD/DVD quality sound recording.
- Extremely resource friendly, CPU usage is below 1% on some new computers.
- It uses the latest Lame MP3 encoder which is generally believed as the the best MP3 encoder in the world.
- Supports on-the-fly recording.
- Has an intuitive output file management.
- Diagnoses and prints detailed information on the sound device.
- Supports majority of modern sound cards.
- Supports several sound cards at the same system.
- All events are logged for future diagnosis.
- Works with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Sonarca Sound Recorder is also available as a pro version – “Sonarca Sound Recorder XiFi”, which is far more powerful and has several useful features.
How to extract audio (record sound)?
Free download Sonarca Sound Recorder from here and double click the installer to install the free audio ripper.
- Open Sonarca Sound Recorder and go to the Device tab of the control panel, choose a recording device (mixer device) and set its volume. you may also need to set the input line.
- Next, go to the recording tab and set the channel, bit resolution and recording frequency.
- To record sound, Click Action => Record from the menu bar or the Record button on the toolbar
For most recording, such as streaming Internet audio, Internet radio, sound from videos, any type of broadcast from RealPlayer, Winamp, Windows Media Player, CD’s, MP3′s and many other sources, look for the input that has one of the following names: Stereo Mix, Stereo, Wave, Wave Out Mix, What-U-Hear, Record Master, Loop-back or All. The name of the input source varies according to what sound cards you have. There might be a different name that you’ll have to look for, if you don’t see any of the names listed above.
To record tapes, CD’s, radio, DAT, Mini-Disc, video tape sounds, broadcast T.V. sounds, internal PC T.V. tuner sounds, telephone or from any external device, select Line In as the input source and adjust the volume. You’ll need an appropriate patch-cord to connect the external device to your 1/8″ stereo Line In jack on your sound card on the back of your computer. The type of patch-cord needed will vary by device. Some will use a double RCA to 1/8″ stereo male, some will use 1/8″ to 1/8″ males or possibly other types. You can find what you need at an electronics store. Setting up devices differs between each type, there are many variations. Some can plug directly into your sound card jack and some need to connect to a receiver or amplifier first. There are too many variations in equipment and connections to list here. Important note: Never connect high-level, (speaker) outputs from your external device to Line In on your computer. You will damage your sound card. Only use low-level, Line Out connections from your external device. To record live sound with a microphone, select Mic Volume as the input source. Plug the mic into the mic jack on the back of your computer and set the volume level.
A few useful Shortcut keys to record sound
- ctrl+R – To record sound
- ctrl+U – To pause or resume sound recording
- ctrl+S Stop recording
Some tips on using this free sound recorder to rip audio in special instances
Some file formats like encrypted WMA could not be converted with an audio converter software.However, you can play your sound and save the sound into MP3/WAV with Sonarca Sound Recorder. Thereby, you can convert encrypted WMA to MP3, WAV format and burn it to CD.
To extract music from Movie CD (DVD/VCD) or Audio CD, play your VCD/DVD/CD with a player and save the sound into MP3/WAV with Sonarca Sound Recorder.
If someone is talking to you on the Internet, you may be able to save the talk as MP3/WAV/WMA files with Sonarca Sound Recorder.
When you try playing the extracted audio file, is it silent? Well, according to the developer, this may be caused by several reasons.There are 3 ways to resolve this.
- 1. Open the Sonaraca Sound Recorder control panel. In the Device tab, check whether you selected the right input line.In most situations you should check the “Stereo Mixer”. If you record from microphone. you should check the “Microphone” as the input line. Click “Config Audio Device” button and see whether “Mute” is unchecked.Also ensure that you have Set the volume to a higher
- 2. If the above does not help, launch your computer’s control panel from start => settings => control panel, then double click the item “Sounds and Multimedia”, and adjust the hardware acceleration to none. Try ripping the audio again.
- 3. If what is mentioned in 2 above does not help, you also make sure that your media player or other applications property is set to none too.
Extract audio from DVD, CD, Youtube video and more with this freeware.
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