Recording 3ds audio directly.

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  1. LoganVirusX
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    I am trying to record audio from my 3ds so I can hear through a stream. I heard somewhere that I can use an Aux cable and a program called audacity and it would work fine. I was wondering what your current setup is that you use to stream 3ds audio. All the different ideas can help! I was using an old headset mic and some external PC speakers, it was pretty ineffective.
     


  2. SignalWalker

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    Use a double ended aux cord with one end plugged into the 3DS and the other in your laptop's microphone jack. Microphones & speakers are basically the same thing.
     
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    My laptop doesn't detect line in T^T are there drivers or anything else to install or is my laptop just not ok? (only one port for speakers and microphone)
     
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    You might be able to tell Audacity to take input from that port, but I don't know where that option is or whether that would work.
     
  5. rubycrow

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    how many 3.5mm jack does your laptop have? if only one you might have a mic/headphone combo jack. worst case scenario, get a usb sound card for less than $10.
     
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    You can use a double ended AUX cable, the line in on your PC and OBS to record sound and the stream without issues.
     
  7. LoDeus

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    I do have only one T^T and there isn't any shop where I can buy that near where I live... Belgium is shit for this :/
     
  8. osaka35

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    what make/model is your laptop?
     
  9. LoDeus

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    RAM: 4,00 G0 (3,89 Go usable)
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    That's everything in the system details, in case that the problem is from one of these things, you probably know better than me
     
  10. Axido

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    This is not really helpful, since there are multiple models featuring those specs. Look at the outside of your laptop. There must at least be a sticker with a model no.
     
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    Is it jet black and came with a 500GB harddrive? I'm guessing it's maybe a Satellite C55-B5319. In which case, where you plug your headphones into is also where you plug your mic into.

    Stereo cables go in both directions. your laptop should both send sound out through the stereo cable, and it should also receive sound through the stereo cable. if your laptop isn't detecting it, then it's probably a software thing. Windows can be a bit weird with such things.
     
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    The rest is accurate, but when I plug the cable to try to record the song from my n3ds, my computer thing it is headphones/speakers/headset/whatevertosendsoundout, which cut sound from the default speakers, but I can plug a microphone and it work as microphone, and default speakers still work. Maybe it's just not ok to do that with my laptop
     
  13. osaka35

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    Well, your laptop does indeed have a headphone/line-in on the same jack.

    the normal method is you'll plug in the cable to your headphone/mic hole.
    Then right click on the speaker icon on the bottom right of your screen.
    go to "recording devices".
    Then right click on "aux-in" (or whatever is not your mic).
    select "set as default device".

    Your recording software should be able to recognize the 3ds noises now. Be sure to go back in and change it back to "mic" if you skype or anything.
     
  14. LoDeus

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    No "aux-in" option when 3ds plugged-in T^T
     
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    Is the volume all the way up on the 3ds?
     
  16. LoDeus

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    I may be dumb but not that much please XD Of course it was max
     
  17. osaka35

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    lol nah, it's not dumbness. It's forgetfulness. I am constantly forgetting things, most people do, so it's normal. At least, that's what I tell myself :P

    okay, so it's either a hardware problem or a software problem on your laptop. It's probably not a hardware problem, so the only thing I can suggest is to download the latest audio drivers from here (win10 x64, yes?):
    http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1200008363
    And you can download whatever else you want too lol

    And to verify, the cable you are using looks like this, yes?:
    https://www.amazon.com/Auxiliary-Cable-Pack-6-6FT-Long/dp/B01GXV99CO/
     
  18. zac122

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    Take a screenshot of what recording devices are available. It's possible you have the same problem I did in that the 3.5mm jack is a combo jack and won't see the 3ds as a recording device with the aux cable. If that is the case your best option really is a cheap usb sound card. If you can't find one of those then I'm sorry to say you may be SOL. it's possible you may have another device to record the audio on though.
     
  19. rubycrow

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    @osaka35 A regular mic won't work in a combo jack as per Wiki(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_(audio)) the regular headphones/cable uses a 3-conductor jack (left(tip), right(ring 1) and ground(ring 2)) but headphone/mic combo jacks have 4 conductors (left(tip), right(ring 1), ground(ring 2), mic(sleeve)) hence you can use regular headphones/cables in the combo jack or a headset with both the headphone and the mic using the same cable, but not a regular microphone. To use combo jack with an aux cable you need an adapter like this: http://a.co/6KnuhhD

    @LoDeus Go ahead and search for headset adapter or combo jack adapter at the retailer of your choice and use it with an aux cable. (I found one for you that is sold in Belgium: https://www.startech.com/be/Cables/...-35mm-Headset-Adapter-Male-to-Female~MUYHSMFF) And they also sell USB sound card if you want to go that route.
     
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    Ah, I'm used to that being the video section. So a stereo to a a/v stereo cable, eh? Makes sense. can't hurt to try.