Old 1st October 2001, 11:01   #1
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Using the line in option of the sound card

I am hoping someone can help me. I want to use winamp's visualization options with a live feed from my sound card.

Is this possible and how do I do it?
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Old 1st October 2001, 11:12   #2
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On the bottom of the playlist press "Add" then "Add URL" which will appear above it and type into the "Open Location" box that will appear "Linein://" and press "Open".

Thats it!

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You'll need Jasper Gronde's Line/Mic Input Plugin, which can be downloaded here:

You can use the default CD/Line Input plug-in, but this allows you to play for a certain period of time and set the samplerate, bps and stereo or mono.

Winamp, by default includes the Nullsoft DiskWriter plugin, which allows you to write wav files.

Once you've installed the 2 plug-ins, do the following:

1. Connect your audio source device to your soundcard's line-in input socket.

2. In Winamp, go to OPTIONS -> PREFERENCES -> PLUGINS -> OUTPUT, and select the Nullsoft DiskWriter Plug-in.

3. Click "Configure" to set the output directory into which the wav files will be written.

4. Click OK and close down the window.

5. From the main Winamp File Menu, select "Play -> Location" and type line:// in the URL box (if you are using Jasper Gronde's Line/Mic Input Plugin), or linein:// if you are using the default linein plugin.

6. When you click OK the timer starts counting, so start your input source playing.

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Old 1st October 2001, 19:30   #4
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Thanks for your response guys. I look forward to hours of fun
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Old 2nd October 2001, 01:24   #5
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You don't need to select DiskWriter if you're just using the line-in for vis plugins. Diskwriter converts the tracks to WAV without any audible playback, so just stick to WaveOut or DirectSound Output for normal playback.

Like WillFisher said, just type linein:// in the Open Location box (Ctrl+L), start the music, start the vis, and off ya go.

More info:

However, Jasper Gronde's line plugin is pretty cool (uses line:// command)
Especially useful for using with DiskWriter or MP3 Output plugins.

More info here:

From: TSGH -> Useful Links

RE: Recording to WAV or MP3 via the Line-in
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=31003 [mp3]
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=26533 [wav]

Have fun & enjoy!
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