Record from Streaming Source

I am using version 2.3.0 on Windows 7.
am trying to record from an internet stream and I get very poor results. I have tried all the different settings I can find and get the same results every time on playback. It sounds like it was recorded thru a tin can. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

My guess is that you are recording from your laptop’s microphone. To test if that is the case, try tapping the laptop while Audacity is recording - if Audacity is using the microphones it will record the tapping sound.

OK, that is the case. So how do I change that?

See “WASAPI loopback” on this page of the manual:

I had the same problem. Thanks for your guide. Now I can record live streaming with good sound.