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12-10-2008, 05:20 PM
I am converting to MP3 via the sound card driver. Some times I do not get the last 1 to 2 minutes of the original file in the MP3 file. I am assuming the remainder of the file is fine (no problems noticed).
This does not always occur, I usually set record time to original file play time plus 5 minutes but have extended by an hour and still had the problem. Not sure why it works when it does as the input is the same.

Wed Dec 10 3:42:37 PM Too many streams. Some data may be lost

Audio Record Summary:
Version 8.52
Next = Unscheduled
Source = General Streaming Audio
Record-to Format = MP3 AM Stereo Quality (14 Mb/hour)
Convert-to Format = Nothing - Leave As Is
Audio Record Method = Replay AV Audio Driver
Eliminate Dead Air: 30 Seconds
No Create New Track after silence option
No Split Tracks after time
Automatic retuning disabled
Mute while recording disabled
Tuning Format: Other

Wed Dec 10 8:27:31 AM Start Recording False Memories 1 Dean Koontz
Wed Dec 10 2:43:01 PM Maximum number of streams detected
Wed Dec 10 3:42:37 PM End Recording
Wed Dec 10 3:42:37 PM Too many streams. Some data may be lost
Wed Dec 10 3:42:54 PM Moved file from C:\WINDOWS\Temp\arad3.wav
Wed Dec 10 3:42:54 PM Moved file to D:\MyDocuments\My Recordings\False Memories 1 Dean Koontz\False Memories 1 Dean Koontz Dec 10.mp3
Wed Dec 10 5:42:09 PM

Any help appreciated

Cheryl Wester
12-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Try and record using stream capture instead of audio. Apparently this site has a lot of different streams and AV can handle only so many in audio format. Thanks.

01-01-2009, 09:56 AM
I was playing a file to create an MP3 version.

What I think was happening was when I was near the end of the recording I would start doing some other work while waiting for it to finish.

It appears I was triggering other sounds (appointment reminder sound, etc) that were interfering with the recording (which I did not hear as speakers turned down). At one point my entire 6 hour recording consisted of a 5 second windows wav file and this is when I realized what was happening.

I thought that sending another sound through the sound card would only inter fer with the recording rather than terminating it.