Virtual Audio Streaming

Virtual Audio Streaming

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    822,652
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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ShiningMorning's Virtual Audio Streaming software creates a virtual sound card in your Windows system. It acts as a wrapper on your existing sound card, enhancing its capabilities and making it easy to record and stream whatever audio your system is playing, no matter what the source: microphone, media player, or external device. It also improves sound recording in Windows, even automatically fixing the "no Stereo Mix" problem in Windows 7 and Vista. It's free to try for 30 days, but the trial version places an audio "watermark" on the output.

Virtual Audio Streaming's main window isn't the program's main interface; the System Tray icon's menu accesses all the features most users need most of the time. It's just as well since the main window isn't particularly intuitive or attractive; for example, you have to scroll the Recording box up or down a few millimeters to view it all, even though the interface itself resizes by dragging. Nevertheless, it explained how to set Virtual Audio Streaming as our default device for playback and recording on the Windows Sound properties dialog. We're well familiar with this, yet we couldn't get Virtual Audio Streaming to play audio over our system's speakers, headphones, or any audio output. Our system sound played normally when we tested it in the Sound properties, yet we couldn't get Virtual Audio Streaming to play audio through it. It's easy enough to switch between playback and recording devices from the program's tray menu, but the inability to hear what you're recording is a major setback. Clicking Help took us to the program's Web site and some FAQs, none of which addressed the issue. All our drivers and settings were up to date, leaving us at a loss to explain the silence.

The trial version's annoying "watermark" consists of a digitally distorted female voice interspersed with bursts of intense noise. And the fact is, Virtual Audio Streaming doesn't do anything you can't do with freeware, such as Webcast system audio instead of just your microphone input, or fixing the "no Stereo Mix" issue. Many tools offer superior recording capabilities, too. Keep listening!

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Virtual Audio Streaming 4.0.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Authentic and Trustworthy"

September 29, 2013  |  By anjelinamethews111

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Streaming 4.0

Pros

Capable in recording online music or voice and supports on both 32 bit as well as 64 bit operating system. There is no loss of quality when an audio is recorded or broadcast.

Cons

A bit confusing for new users because they might be new to the interface and might be unaware of the consequences and the technicalities of sound redirections.

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2 stars

"Sputter, sputter, crackle and pop"

August 28, 2013  |  By IAmMarchHare

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Streaming 4.0

Pros

Good idea. At least it works, which is more than I can say for another.

Cons

It just doesn't translate well into real streaming. It doesn't hold a candle to XSplit.

Summary

Keep looking if trying to broadcast HDMI audio

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1 stars

"Terrible, just terrible"

July 16, 2013  |  By usednames

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Streaming 4.0

Pros

None. Literally nothing.

Cons

Everything

Summary

I don't know how to give 0 out of 5 stars because this was that bad. It didn't work. It was bad and should feel bad too. Also, when I try to get it off my computer, it won't allow me. Screw you ShiningMorning. I'm just glad I didn't have to pay for this crap.

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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

May 18, 2012  |  By danaIexson

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Streaming 4.0

Pros

Recording sounds well and easily. I use it to records music from Internet.
Fixed my Windows 7 64bit no stereo mix problem.
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Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0
Version 4.0: 1) Now supports full audio formats, from 40KHz to 192KHz, 8bits to 24bits; 2) Fixes a major bug in sound recording, which sometimes caused the wav header unreadable for some audio players; 3) Creates recording files with a time unique name. 4) Improves driver performance; 5) Fixes a driver installation issue. 6) Optimizes GUI. 7) This version also internally integrated a MP3 sound recorder to reduce the recorded filesize.
General
Publisher ShiningMorning
Publisher web site http://www.shiningmorning.com
Release Date March 26, 2012
Date Added March 26, 2012
Version 4.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name VASetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 822,652
Downloads Last Week 136
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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