OK, I understand now.
“Line In” is used when you want to record from something (such as a radio or an electric piano keyboard that is plugged into the “Line” recording input of the computer sound card.
To record sounds that are playing on the computer, the preferred method is to record from “Stereo Mix”.
Recording from “Stereo Mix” will record everything that is playing through the computer sound card.
Sorry I didn’t get back to you last night. I don’t seem to have stereo mix on my computer. When I look in Volume Control/Properties/Recording there are only line in, rear mic and microphone - no stereo mix.
(dell inspiron Intel (R) Core ™2 CPU email@example.comGHz; windows version 4c29 3.95 EnhancedNT; XP Professional. )
Hi Steve Sorry to take so long to get back to you, but I got sorted out last night using the tip ‘if all else fails, you can connect a cable from the line-out (green) port of the computer to the line-in (blue), and choose the line-in as recording source’ and hey presto! Thanks very mcuh for your help. Papa Joe