Missing Device Selections

Why does the input only have one selection, which is my USB headset. There is no longer a selection for internal or the mic input. Also there is no selection for Stereo. Only Mono. I am trying to record something from the internet.

Please don’t double post. Your submissions will be moderated for a while and appear when an elf reads them.

Which Audacity do you have and did you get it from here?


Macs don’t have “internal.” We have to add software such as SoundFlower to record internet content.

If you’re on a laptop, having the internal microphone not appear is concerning. MBP and MBA microphones will mount both stereo and mono, your option.

Audacity doesn’t get the sound from the device. It gets it from the Mac. So your source has to appear here:

Apple (upper left) > System Preferences > Sound > Input.

Do you like to use Skype or one of the Chat tools?