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Is there a way to either pipe the sound output of the computer to a file or record what the computer puts out? I know I could use a headphone to microphone cord, but I was hoping for a more elegant solution. Google doesn't give very good results.

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You might want to take a look at Audio Hijack Pro which can record any audio you can hear on your computer. Free to try.

There's also the cheaper, simpler Piezo from the same company.

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Thanks! That is exactly what I was looking for. – CoffeeRain Apr 16 '12 at 14:13
@CoffeeRain Glad I could help! =) – Lizzan Apr 16 '12 at 14:15
There is now a cheaper version of Audio Hijack with simpler features that you can buy for US $10. It is called Piezo. – user9290 Apr 16 '12 at 15:05
@WheatWilliams: Thanks, I've edited in your suggestion in my answer. – Lizzan Apr 17 '12 at 6:34

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