Hard to tell which jack I’m using, they have nothing but “universal icons” which are next to useless. Both appear to be nearly identical, neither is very clear as to what the icon means. However, my mic has a pink plug, and I’ve got it plugged into the pink jack. So I think I’m safe on jack usage.
There is one wire/cable between line-in jack and tuner. Not much to check, both ends are pushed in all the way.
Drivers are up to date.
In a strange twist of events, I was trying to help someone use Google Voice/Phone to record outgoing calls. After doing some research I was able to determine google phone didn’t provide this feature for outgoing calls - only incoming calls. So, I downloaded and installed something called “Free Sound Recorder” http://www.freesoundrecorder.net/ . After trying it out, I determined that it wasn’t going to be of much use as there didn’t appear to be a way to record from both microphone input and soundcard output at the same time - something necessary to record both ends of the phone call.
Then it dawned on me that audacity would probably be the way to go on that issue (though I would have preferred something much simpler for my friend), so I went to the audacity window I already had open from playing my recorded radio music in one channel (working on taking an 8 hour broadcast and breaking it down into 30 minute chunks w/out commercials).
I also opened up Yahoo Messenger to use voice chat to test audacity on recording both mic input and speaker output simultaneously. I clicked on the record button, and for some reason even though it opened up a new track to record, it was playing the music track at the same time! I was not expecting that. I also noticed, that it was playing two channels!!!
I’m guessing, that Free Sound Recorder kicked something loose, I have no idea what.
I couldn’t figure out why it was playing the music track so after trying a couple of things I closed the track.
So, I guess the problem is solved, though I don’t know what solved it. I guess if I have the issue again, I’ll install Free Sound Recorder again and see if that works again.
However, there’s still the issue of how to record both input & output at the same time. I’ll post this problem in a fresh new topic so as not to muddy the forums.
Thanks for the help!