Help with recording from streaming music

Using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Audacity 2.3.0

Hello to all,

I haven’t done any recording/editing of music since the late 90’s.At that time I was using a NOT remembered package to record from LP’s and tape. Also was using GoldWave as my editor.

I’m trying to get back into it. I have several hundred CD’s and boxes of LP’s to work on.

I attempted, in a quick test, to record from a streaming source but ended up recording nothing. My system has the sound card incorporated int the GigaByte GA-G41M Mother Board.

High Definition Audio
Codec Name Intel Eaglelake HDMI
Codec ID 80862803h / 80860101h
Codec Revision 1000h
Codec Type Audio

High Definition Audio
Codec Name Realtek ALC887
Codec ID 10EC0887h / 1458A002h
Codec Revision 1002h
Codec Type Audio

In settings, it says the sound is via the Realtek Digital Output.
Input is Realtek Digital Input (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Output is Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)

I’m trying to figure out how to configure the settings in Audacity to record from those devices. My appologies, this is rather basi but it’s been a long to years since I’ve done this.

Thanks for any and all hints and help

OldManBurley AKA TheGrumpyOldMan

This tutorial set should help you:


“Streaming” implies you’re recording sound coming-in over the Internet. You can “record” or “digitize” your LPs.

Also, You don’t need to “record” CDs. You can digitally copy the files with a [u]CD ripping application[/u]. It’s faster than recording and since it’s all-digital you’ll get better quality. The ripping program will also take a “fingerprint” of your CD, then go online to find artist/album/title info, and as long as the CD is not too obscure that information as well as the album artwork will be automatically embedded in the audio files.