How can I record streaming audio directly onto my Mac using Audacity?
April 18, 2007 4:29 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a tutorial on using Audacity to record streaming audio off the net. I can get it to record sound, but it seems to be doing it through my microphone with corresponding degraded quality and ambient noise.
posted by ialwayscryatendings to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I read instructions to use "preferences" to set the input device, but the only option it gives me in the drop down menu is "built in audio," which I assume is referring to my mac's microphone. I've tried using "system preferences" to turn off the mic's input volume, but it didn't change anything in the Audacity program.
I feel a bit sheepish asking this, since I know it's probably something very simple. I've looked through the other threads on the topic, which recommend Audacity and say that you should be able to record sound without a loss of quality, but they don't give instructions on how to actually use the program. I apologize for my computer illiteracy--how embarrassing! (>_<)