Multiple Audio channels on Windows 8

For various reasons at work, I am mucking around with multiple audio channels, from mic to disk, from mic to app, etc.. Windows 8, doesn’t seem to have an easy way to switch, or at least the sound control panel applet is hidden away behind several buttons…. no it’s not, searching for sound will find it. I was going to look for a switcher , here’s what google finds! What we really want is plug and play, but how does it know which one is the one I really need. Continue reading “Multiple Audio channels on Windows 8”

Format shifting my music

Most of this is on computer devices and I have been using itunes to listen to it and download to an ipod touch. The time has come to move on and I want to be able to play the collection on most devices in the house, which means, most accessibly, windows media player, but google play is also needed for my phone(s).

Step 1 is to make a single collection with no duplicates.

Step 2 is to convert the apple proprietary format to one that is more popular. I am choosing to use .mp3 and am using this tool to perform the conversions.

Audio on the Dell

Microphone

I tried to use the microphone to make video’s on the Dell and the sound track is inaudible. Sound Recorder also creats inaudible tracks. I have tried to discover how to audit the sound drivers. There is a Dell Community thread. 17th January 2009

I have just attempted to use both a Creative & Trust microphone on both the rear and front microphone ports of my Dimension 5150C & the Alienware. I am having zero success on the Dell. I bought a new labtec microphone and this works fine on the Dell.

CTMBHA.DLL

I get an intermittent error with CTMBHA.DLL on system boot. I have investigated this in the Dell forums and via google. This seems to be a ‘feature’.