Recording the sound from what to what. If it is online it depends on the site as some sites have nice work arounds that you can use for the best quality. Sites like pandora you can actually extract the entire song with a little work. Simply put tell us what you are doing exactly and we can probably give you the best options to sort it. You can do it if you have any sort of basic sound card with mic in and audio out. 99% of PCs these days have this.
Astec123,i want to record from online radio stations directly to "my music" folder to be able to transfer to cd,i have tried using the mike in setup but don't get good reproduction. MAJ & rossgolf i have audacity but don't get on with it very well.