All these entries are mixer lines.
The 'Primary Audio Capture Device' is the default built-in soundcard
input mixer line for windows. That one is definitely going to work, as
I tried it myself on the XP laptop of PA0GDZ....
I have not tried any external sound card with windows yet (sri, only 2 hands/1 head).
I would first try to set the external sound card to default by means of the
windows sound manager tool (part of the standard mixer, lets you choose the device),
and look what happens...
You know you have a live mixer line when the small square underneath the quality bar changes
its colour from yellow to something else....
If all fails there are 3 more options:
* Dual boot windows with Lubuntu 12.04 (my favourite) and run psmail under linux
* A puppy 5.1.1 boot USB stick with a 4 GB mem card holding the
This solution does not change your windows machine...
* Cygwin linux on the windows machine
But only if all else fails :-)
From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 Time: 09:21:14
>The audio mixer list is generated automatically by the appropriate java
>it depends on the machine configuration which mixers are available.
>There may be different entries for the same audio stream when e.g. port
>or pulse audio is used. It also depends on which audio stream has been
>Generally, the strategy is to choose an input mixer on the DSP tab and
>the S/N indicator if that changes value constantly you've got a working
I am talking about the Windows environment, not Linux. I don't see any
option to select the mixer here: