I can record from line-in after configuring my soundcard for input. That works fine.
However, when I play internet radio via Rythmbox, how can I get the sounds I hear into Audacity?
I tried the recording device menu, without success.
I tried to follow the advice there, but there are two (possibly related) propblems:
When I click the recording device button in audacity, I see a list of devices, seemingly all microphones, NOT just pulse.
When I start pavucontrol, I see under “Recording” just the line “GNOME Volume Control Dialog” and cannot switch to “Monitor of CM 106 Like Sound Device Analog Surround 5.1”,
which is the current output device.
I try to attach two screenshots.
I presume that you have some version of Ubuntu? Which version?
Does your computer have an internal sound card? If so, it does not appear to be listed in the recording devices, which is strange.
Please try rebooting your computer, then (without opening any other programs), launch Audacity and select “Help menu > Device Info”.
Copy the contents of the information window (it may take a few moments for the information to appear), then open your web browser and paste the information into your reply.
I don’t understand why the recording devices are displayed like that in the Device Toolbar.
I also don’t understand why you have an alpha version of Audacity and not a release version.
What is the exact version of Audacity, where did it come from, and how did you install it?
Alpha versions are not intended for production work. They are intended only for testing and development.
What I would suggest is that you completely uninstall Audacity using your package manager, then remove the PPA from your sources list. Reload the available packages, and reinstall Audacity. That should give you the official Ubuntu release version of Audacity.
Then go to “home//.audacity-data” (note that this is a hidden folder), and delete everything in that folder.
The restart your computer.
You now have a fresh installation of the official (supported) Ubuntu release version of Audacity.
I’ve known it happen on older Ubuntu versions even if you merely enable additional sources in “Software and Updates”, without explicitly going to https://launchpad.net/~audacity-team/+archive/ubuntu/daily and adding the Audacity PPA. When you then go to the “Ubuntu Software Centre” and search for Audacity, you get offered the alpha version to install and then you get offered the alpha update with each system software update.
The audio device list “could” be a bug with HEAD used in Ubuntu 12.04. The officially supported Audacity version for 12.04 is only Audacity 2.0.0, which is very old now.