Close all extraneous apps, and turn off any audio alerts you may have on your desktop. Streaming audio can be recorded from the Internet or any other audio source coming through your sound card, but since the software records from the sound card, it will also pick up anything else you hear through your computer's speakers or headphones.
Click the Options tab, then decide which file type you would like to record to, MP3 or WAV. Also, select your bit rate. The higher the bit rate, the larger the file and the better the sound quality. For our example, we've selected 256kbps MP3, which sounds good enough to our ears. You can also choose the directory where you would like the resulting file to be saved.
Start playback on your audio source. You want the meters on the right edge of the program window to average out around the high greens to mid yellows, being careful that the meters don't go into the reds during the loudest parts of the song. You can use the two volume controls to adjust the levels.