Hello, I have recorded streaming audio in the past (v2.x) with no problem, but since upgrading to v3.1.x Audacity does not start recording after I click on the record button… So, I thought I might find out why in a tutorial, so I looked here:
But this appears to be a broken link and (instead) redirects to:
I can record from a microphone, but I want to record streaming audio content, so I select speakers as input. However, when I select speakers as “input” Audacity does not actually start recording…
I note that the only audio input option (aside from microphone or my headset) is, actually:
- Speakers (High Definition Audio Device) (loopback)
What does “loopback” mean in this context? If, perhaps, it means feedback from input to output - maybe this is not permitted to avoid a positive audio feedback loop? I am just guessing.
This should not be rocket science - how, then, to record streaming audio? Can anyone help?
As a suggestion, it would make for a more intuitive interface if [Streaming audio] were an item in the input pull-down list. After all, a user may want to listen to a CD at the same time as recording streaming audio in the background.
As an aside, it would seem that the [manual] tutorial_recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer.html link needs to be fixed.