How to Record Audio From a DVR

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A digital video recorder, or DVR, is a device that is used to record digital TV programs onto a hard disk. Connecting the DVR to an alternate video recording device allows you to record video from the DVR to an external storage medium such as a DVD disc. Perhaps you've made a DVR recording of a concert, interview or comedy special, and you just want to save the program's audio without the video on an external disc. This can be accomplished by connecting your DVR to an audio recording device.

Things You'll Need

  • 3.5 mm male-to-male, stereo-to-RCA cable
  • Set of RCA cables
  • Cassette recorder
  • CD recorder
  • Windows 7

Connect DVR Audio Output to a Cassette or CD Recorder

  • Insert one end of the red RCA cable into the red RCA output jack labeled "Audio R" on the back of the DVR. Insert the other end of this cable into the red RCA input jack on the recording device.

  • Plug one end of the white RCA cable into the white RCA output jack labeled "Audio L" on the back of the DVR. Insert the other end of this cable into the white RCA input jack on the recording device.

  • Use the "Source" or "Input" button on the recording device to set the source input to "Analog" or "Line." This is only necessary if you are using a recording device with multiple input options, as is typical of CD recorders.

Record Audio From DVR to Cassette or CD Recorder

  • Insert a blank audio cassette or CD-R disc into the recording device.

  • Turn on the TV and the DVR set-top box.

  • Open the DVR playlist menu and highlight the program containing the audio that you want to record; or tune the DVR set-top box to the channel airing the program with the audio you want to record.

  • Start program playback if you've selected a program from the DVR playlist.

  • Press "Record" on the recording device to begin recording. Press "Stop" after the program has been transferred to end the recording.

Connect DVR Audio Output to a Computer

  • Insert the red RCA plug, located on one end of the stereo-to-RCA cable, into the red RCA output jack labeled "Audio R" on the back of the DVR.

  • Connect the white RCA plug to the white RCA output jack labeled "Audio L" on the back of the DVR

  • Plug the stereo plug, located on the other end of the stereo-to-RCA cable, into the computer's "Line In" jack.

Record Audio From DVR to Computer

  • Click the Windows "Start" button on your PC desktop and type "sound recorder" in the search box. Click "Sound Recorder" in the search results to launch the Sound Recorder application.

  • Turn on the TV and DVR set-top box.

  • Open the DVR playlist menu. Highlight the program that contains the audio you want to record, or tune the DVR set-top box to the channel airing the program with the audio you want to record.

  • Start program playback if you've selected a pre-recorded program from the DVR play list.

  • Click "Start Recording" in the Sound Recorder application when you are ready to begin recording. Click "Stop Recording" to end the recording. Save the audio file.

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