Last Updated: Dec 02, 2009
The Connector ComboBox on ACA Audio Recorder shows a list of physical and logical connectors on the sound card if you are using Windows 2000, XP, 2003.
Because Windows Vista use the CoreAPI technology to manage the audio devices, the Device ComboBox on ACA Audio Recorder shows a list of physical and logical devices on the sound card.
This list is provided by the OS and audio driver. Most of the time, you should only care about the following options(Note, different audio driver may give different names):
Please use Stereo Mix/Mono Mix/WAVE Out when you want to use ACA Audio Recorder as a universal audio converter or audio stream recorder.
Note: different audio driver may give different names of devices or connector. If you're unsure, you can easily test the options available to determine the correct setting.
For example, the Intel(r) Integrated Audio shows Mono Mix and Stereo Mix , as it is shown in following figure, this screenshot is captured from the desktop of Dell Latitude laptop, Windows XP:
But the SoundMAX Digital Audio shows Mono Out and Wave Out Mix, as it is shown in following figure, this screenshot is captured from the desktop of IBM T42 laptop, Windows XP: