Recording streaming audio.

I have a 2 year old Acer laptop with Windows 7 and just downloaded Audacity2 Disapointed that I can only record audio through the micraphone the quality of which is very poor.
Previously I have had a desktop and have had no trouble recording through the sound card.I know Audacity say that it is the fault of the laptop makers but I have found a program called wondershare streaming which records through the computer and works on the laptop although it has no editing facilities or other things that Audacity does and is not free…
If they can do it is it not possible for Audacity to do it too?

Wondershare is often reported as a source of malware, so please be careful.

Do you have the latest Audacity 2.0.4 from here ?

2.0.4 has a new “Windows WASAPI” loopback recording feature which should work even if your laptop sound device does not have stereo mix. Please follow the instructions here: .

Let us know how that WASAPI feature works for you.