Audio recording

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Screenbits can record audio from input or output devices including microphone and speakers (system sound).

Figure 1: Output devices


Figure 2: Input devices


To enable recording an output device (e.g. Speakers or system sound):

  1. From the application window, under Audio section, click Output audio button to open output audio options.
  2. Turn Output audio switch on.

To enable recording an input device (e.g. Microphone):

  1. From the application window, under Audio section, click Input audio button to open input audio options.
  2. Turn Input audio switch on.

Notes

  • You can manually choose a device to record if you want to record a device other than the default device.
  • Audio options cannot change while recording is in progress.
  • More information about output format can be found on Output audio.

Volume

Screenbits uses system volume settings to record audio devices. You can use Settings app to change volume for output (system sound) and input (microphone) audio:

  1. Click Start to open Start Menu.
  2. Click Settings to open Settings app.
  3. Click System to open System settings.
  4. Click Sound to change sound settings.
Figure 3: System sound settings


Supported formats

Screenbits supports devices with the following audio formats for recording:

  • 8kHz, 11.025kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz sample rates
  • 1 (mono), 2 (stereo), 4, 6 and 8 channels
  • 16, 24 and 32 bits per sample

If you attempt to record an audio device with an unsupported format, an error message pops up asking you to select a different format for the device.

To change the default format of an audio device:

  1. Click Start to open Start Menu.
  2. Click Settings to open Settings app.
  3. Click System to open System settings.
  4. Click Sound to change sound settings.
  5. Click Sound Control panel under Related Settings to open Sound control panel.
  6. Right click on name of the device in list under Playback or Recording tab and click Properties.
  7. From Default Format section under the Advanced Tab select one of the supported formats above.
  8. Click OK to apply changes to the device properties
Figure 4: Audio Format - Sound settings