I am trying to digitize cassette tapes using Audacity 2.2.2 and am not having much luck. I have looked at several You Tube videos but none of them address my issue. The problem I'm having is that even before I connect a cassette player into my computer, If I click on the microphone in Audacity and select start monitoring, I can see activity on the mic bar but can not hear anything. If I try to record that activity, it does not record so when I play it back, I hear nothing. The computer I'm using is HP ENVY - 15t -k200 CTO Notebook PC - Windows 10.
I believe it has to do with the selection of the type of input on the program but I think I have tried them all and can not hear anything. Aside from this issue, am I right in thinking that if you connect an audio signal to the computer, that the sound should now come from the computer? (like using a speaker?). If so, that doesn't work for me. What do I have to do to be able to hear the audio on the computer?