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    Problem recording audio

    I am using Win8 (not 8.1). I can easily record audio from an external source with Sound Recorder, Audacity, or Wavosaur. I want to record audio from internet sources (music playing over my speakers). When I try, nothing gets recorded. I have gone to the control panel sound option repeatedly, but cannot find whatever it is that I need to change to make the source change. Does anyone know how to set Win8 so it will allow me to record the sounds that come from the web to my speakers?

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    Not sure if Win8 can accomplish this. You may have to use software as indicated by the following link:
    http://download.cnet.com/Replay-Medi...-10644938.html

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    rmonroe - Thanks. I'll check out the link.

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    VLC media player will stream the audio and record it, and it's free.

    cheers, Paul

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    I had the same problem, but I clicked 'Help' > Manual (In web browser).

    Somehow I got to the "Tutorial - Recording Computer Playback on Windows" page which explains it all.

    Once you've opened the manual in your browser, ...well, on my system that page is at
    file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Audacity/help/manual/man/tutorial_recording_computer_playback_on_windows.ht ml.
    If your Audacity is installed at
    C:/Program Files (x86)/Audacity, you should be able to just paste that address in the URL bar.

    All I had to do was choose the Windows WASAPI host (in the first box in Device Toolbar) - it has a screen shot there.

    Good luck.

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    @PaulT and @StanStr

    Thanks again - always something new to learn - especially nice when it's free!

    Rich

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