Windows and Linux users: You can record streaming Internet audio with everyone’s favorite free open-source audio editing software: Audacity. Audacity is available free of charge, and can be used to record whatever is coming off of your PC’s sound board.
Is there any way to record the audio I can hear streaming over the Internet?
Recording streaming audio with Audacity is a breeze. In fact, this Audacity help article contains all you need to know. Here’s the gist of it:
- Download and install Audacity. If you plan on saving MP3 files, you will need to follow Audacity’s instructions for downloading and installing the LAME MP3 encoder.
- Start up Audacity and choose the appropriate input device. You will see a drop-down box in the toolbar across the top of the Audacity window – this is where you select the input device. Its exact name depends on what type of sound card your computer has.
- Hit the record button and off you go. If you see a flat line scrolling across your screen, this indicates that no sound is being recorded. Try selecting a different input device.