Windows 10 / Audacity 2.3.2
I have a computer I use mostly for recording. The hard drive recently started to die, so I had to replace it and reinstall Windows 10 and Audacity. I record mostly off the Internet. Previously, I set the Recording Volume at about .7 and got the result you see in Pic 1. I could set the Recording Volume to max and get the result in Pic 2. I know that is no good for recording, but it demonstrates the range of adjustment available. Now, both those screenshots were from a different computer I have running Windows 10 and Audacity 2.3.0, but is exactly what I previously experienced on the computer I am now having this issue with. I do not think the difference in Audacity versions is the problem, but I guess it could be.
Pic 3 is from the problem computer. As you can see, the Recording Volume is set to max but I can only get -0.5 to 0.5. I have been through all the Windows sound settings, everything is to max. All my drivers are up to date. Windows sound troubleshooter was no help. I have switched around the “Recording Device” in Audacity - no change. I have change a hundred things in Windows and in Audacity back and forth with no change.
Get this, however - If I play music stored on my computer and record it with Audacity, everything is fine, I can max out the Record Level. So it is ONLY when recording sound from the Internet that I have this issue.
Suggestions? Thanks in advance.