My old PC recently committed suicide and I have just gotten this new laptop. I have installed Audacity on the machine, but I cannot get the program to record sound from my laptop from the internal soundcard or speakers. Stranger still, I can record sound through my headphones even with the mic turned off.
How can I fix it so I can record sound from my internal soundcard through Audacity?
One limitation of Audacity is that the selections in the Device Toolbar are sometimes trimmed off. If you drag the right-hand side of your Toolbar out, you can read the full line. Perhaps you are recording from the WASAPI loopback service for your headphones. Here are two different views of my Device Toolbar:
In fact, I think this is what you are trying to do.
Hmm, I have selected each of the options in the second column and none of them seems to work. Audacity is convinced there is no data coming in, but I hear the sound coming from my laptop. It is as though they are somehow not connected.