Hey all. Newbie here. First, I want to say that I have used Audacity in the past, successfully, on my old WinXP computer, but not trying to record Over-The-Air FM broadcasts. I now have a “new to me” computer with Windows 7 Professional. I have downloaded and installed the latest Audacity onto my Windows 7 computer. The computer I am using to record is an HP 6735B and the soundcard only has the mic input. The soundcard is a “SoundMax Integrated Digital HD Audio” according to the listing in Device Manager.
There is a local public FM jazz radio station which I would like to record tunes from in Audacity and burn onto CDs for garage listening for when this part time station is not on the air. I have a Behringer UCA222 which I used previously on my WinXP setup. I am trying to record from an analog receiver, through the UCA222 and into Audacity. It seems I am able to record but I can’t seem to playback any of the recordings. To be completely upfront, I am not at all familiar with Windows 7. I think my problem is possibly in some setting in Windows 7 but I have no idea where.
One of my questions is: Is my problem with playback due to attempting to playback back through my analog receiver and through my stereo’s speakers? Do I have to playback through a DAC into my analog receiver?
Also, can I make a CD quality recording from OTA FM broadcasts? Can someone give me some tips regarding settings, etc please?