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.

  • @CoffeeRain Glad I could help! =)
    – Lizzan
    Apr 16, 2012 at 14:15
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    There is now a cheaper version of Audio Hijack with simpler features that you can buy for US $10. It is called Piezo. goo.gl/kzGWD
    – user9290
    Apr 16, 2012 at 15:05
  • @WheatWilliams: Thanks, I've edited in your suggestion in my answer.
    – Lizzan
    Apr 17, 2012 at 6:34

These days, I prefer the Blackhole virtual audio driver, together with its Multi-Output Device, which can, for example, mix your regular computer audio with Blackhole to record (Blackhole) and listen (to the regular computer audio) simultaneously.

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