Alternatively is there another programme, possibly standalone rather than a toolbar within a browser, that can record streaming audio (from Spotify in this case)?
PS I have also tried playing a WMA file with Media player to see if that gets recognised but still flatlines. I suspect that Freecorder needs to have an audio signal from an internet source and possibly collects it upstream of the computer's sound producing circuitry but technically I don't really know how it all fits together. Don't want to start messing with interrupts etc cos I think computers don't work the way they did when I was proficient back in the 70s to 90s.
Edited to add: seem to have got it working - no real idea how but I think maybe need to open the wee Freecorder window before opening the streaming source.
Edited by Alibi, 10 January 2009 - 06:38 PM.