For a long time I recorded audio from online music sources using Freecorder, with good results. Then I was forced to upgrade to Version 5, which I did not like, so I uninstalled it and began looking for alternatives. That's when I discovered that everything had mysteriously changed for the worse. As I tried several applications--Audacity and others--I found that the quality of the audio was horrible, no matter which application was recording it. Everything sounded like it was coming from the bottom of a barrel. Yet if I play an old music file, the sound is still good, so it doesn't seem to have anything to do with my overall audio settings. Does anyone have an idea what could have changed?