Ok, so in short, I'm trying to record some sounds from DVD's though have come up against a few problems. Chances are they are easily sorted out, but I don't know how, so help is appreciated :) Anyway, I'm using Sound Recorder, and recording the sounds on there, and then saving them. Some of the time (say for example when I've a downloaded video file) they work fine, yet, on occasion when I put a DVD in the drive it doesn't work properly. Firstly, I have to actually turn my speakers up a fair bit for the DVD sound to work (at least with the DVD's in question) - They aren't illegal or anything, they are 110 legit. But anyway, after I've turned up the volume (which I then have to turn back down afterwards for music and games etc) I start to record and save the sound, only for when I listen to it (the recorded sound) again later, it doesn't give any recordings out. Again, I need to turn the speakers up in order to hear the sounds I've recorded, yet, even when turned up, the sound is baffled and you can't really make anything out. I've had a quick look through my sound settings, but I don't really know what I am looking for, thus don't wish to mess around with anything just encase i screw it up. Any suggestions?
The problem you're having is called copy protection, and it's designed to stop exactly what you're trying to do. It prevents anyone from ripping audio, video or still images via printscreening from a DVD.
There are no (legal) workarounds for it, either - some DVD applications (such as PowerDVD) will let you take a screen capture, but that's usually about it.
Rookie is, as usual, exactly right.
This may be offtopic, but when I saw this thread title I thought of this - http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=260894&highlight=microphone+doesn%27t+work
Hmm, well this pretty much sucks. I guess I'll have to look for a way around. Thanks for the replies anyway, just sucks that the reason is what it is :(
It does suck, but if this copy protection wasn't there, people would be constaintly ripping off the audio from these DVDs.
I've got it sorted :D - And by using Media Player (no illegal content downloaded) just changed a few of my options.