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problems recording streaming audio with Audacity.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Mark66, Jul 25, 2012.

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  1. Mark66

    Mark66 Thread Starter

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    I recently had a friend replace my computer, as it died. On my other computer, I had Audacity to record internet streaming audio, and to record spoken parts for my podcast show. When I had Audacity installed on my old computer, it had 4 options: Line-In, Microphone, Stereo, and Mono. I used the mono and stereo options to record streaming internet audio.
    After installing Audacity on this computer, I only have the Line-In, and Microphone options. I have tried downloading other versions of Audacity, but it still only has the Line-In and Mic options no matter what version that I install. (I have version 1.2.6 of Audacity installed presently on my computer) The sound card is a SoundMax AudioESP. My friend says that he installed the lateest drivers for that sound card before he gave it to me. I am at a loss as to how to regain the stereo and mono options on Audacity, so I can record internet audio once again.

    Here is some info about my system

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3069 Mb
    Graphics Card: 128MB ATI Radeon X1300, 128 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 67501 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RF703
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
  2. throoper

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    It's not Audacity, it's your sound card. It doesn't support the Advanced internal features for recording.
    Go to the store and get a splitter. Plug it into your speaker port and run a jumper to your Line In from one of the splitter ports and plug your speakers into the other splitter port.
    Configure Audacity to use the Line in as the Source device.
     
  3. Mark66

    Mark66 Thread Starter

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    Thanks throoper. I will give it a try.

    Mark
     
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