How To Record Internet Audio With Audacity


There are many ways to record audio off the Internet. This way involves using a cable called an aux to aux. It has identical Aux 3.5mm plugs on both ends.

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Record With Audacity

The procedure is simple:

  1. Take one end of the cable and plug it into the Microphone jack on your computer
  2. Plug the other end into the Headphone or Speaker jack. (I’m using the jacks at the top-front of my desktop tower.)

aux-to-aux-wire-connected-to-speaker-mic

  1. Then, open up YouTube, or whatever video source you want to record (audio only), and run Audacity
  2. Start playing the video and press the Record button in Audacity
  3. When you are finished recording, press the Stop button
  4. Go to File – Export – Export as MP3 (or your desired format)

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(Ed note: Audacity is an excellent, free, open-source, cross-platform third-party audio management program.)


About the Author

Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990's devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years' experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.

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