At work there are a few scenarios where i would like to be able to record audio. The problem is my work laptop is locked down and I can't install software or fiddle with things. I would like to be able to record audio from a few different sources... First is making a copy of some training videos so I can listen tot hem in my free time. Next, is capturing Skype phone calls so I can go back and listen to what was said in meetings and take better notes. Last is capturing audio from the intrenet so I can again listen to it later at my leisure. (No, I am not trying to do anything bad!!) My original thinking was this... If I can hear something on my usb headset or on my laptop speakers, I should be able to capture that. I have a professional digital recorder, and I figured there would be an easy way to just plug my recorder in between my usb port and my usb headset, but apparently that won't work. I do believe I can plug a cable into the 1/8" audio jack and record onto my recorder, but I really want a way to be able to talk and listen on my usb headset for meetings and also record the calls solely for the purpose of taking notes. (Again, this isn't like I am trying to record phone calls from crazy famly members!) If I had a mac at work and full admin rights, I could do all of this using Audacity, but since this is a work laptop, that won't ever happen. Is there a way to accomplish what I want to do? Thanks!