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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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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.
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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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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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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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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 ?
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