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    Default Extracting Sounds

    I'd like to use some in-game sounds as part of a podcast. (I'll address the legality of the issue elsewhere, but assume for now its like fan fiction, and will be tolerated if I'm cool about it.) What's a good way to get these sounds?

    - This guy http://quel-anon.com/ddo-sound-extractor made a "sound extractor" years ago that saves every sound into a separate wav file. But to the best of my knowledge, he hasn't yet found a way to identify them: each file has a number like "23244.wav" instead of a name, and there either 2000 or 6000 such sounds.

    - I suspect I could get good results by recording directly from the game. By which I mean, running the game and some recording software at the same time on the same computer. There would be no problem with background noise or cheap microphones. Is such a thing even possible? What software would be required?

    Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnvw View Post
    I suspect I could get good results by recording directly from the game. By which I mean, running the game and some recording software at the same time on the same computer. There would be no problem with background noise or cheap microphones. Is such a thing even possible? What software would be required?
    What with the new posts button gone, I started drifting the forum categories, and bumped in to this question. I hope my reply is not too late to be helpful.

    I've done similar things before. The easiest way I found to do it is to get a headphone splitter to connect to the sound card out. Plug speakers or a pair of headphones into one jack on the splitter, and connect a cable from the other jack back into the line in on the sound card. This way, you can now monitor the sounds through your speakers / headphones, and have perfect sound going back into your sound card for recording through the cable.

    In terms of software, nothing fancy is required. The Sound Recorder software built into Windows will do fine, although I usually use Audacity, which is free, and has some quite powerful editing features.

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