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Why cannot my PC record the music of internet

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I have a question. why can my coworkers’ PC record the music of internet and my PC cannot do that ? The friend told me my PC does not have Mixer of voice. So, do you really think so ? What is the function of the Mixer? How can I solve the problem ? Thank you.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Phiwi Moyo

You will need Male Stereo Audio Cable and Audacity

On your sound card, connect one end to the green / out put port and another end connect to the line in port - I think the mic port should work too.

This will record what you are playing on the PC.
Michael Best

See this link for more Audio Recording Software and Information and advice on how to record Internet radio, streaming audio, and other online audio content on your computer:
 http://radio.about.com/od/recordstreamingaudio/
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EESky

One expert said: To record from the audio card on your PC, you should enable the Stereo Mix mix option, if it is not yet enabled...

To enable Stereo Mix (in Vista/Win7):
open the Control Panel -> Sound -> Recording tab
OR Right-click the audio icon in your system tray and go to “Recording Devices” to open up the proper settings pane.
If you can't see Stereo Mix in the pane, right-click on a blank area, and make sure both “View Disabled Devices” and “View Disconnected Devices” options are checked.  Stereo Mix option should now appear


But I never have found "Stereo Mix" in my computer based on these configuration steps. A friend said that my PC does not has that hardware, so it cannot work in my PC. Do you think so ?
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Michael Best

If you don't have the correct audio chipset drivers then you wont be able to see Stereo Mix.

This guide may help:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/39532/how-to-enable-stereo-mix-in-windows-7-to-record-audio/
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EESky

The problem is that my PC does not has Stereo Mix. I already tried to get Stereo Mix, but i cannot find it. I do not know what reason cause the problem, --- Is it software driver problem or hardware problem ?