Hi, Steve et al.
I have tried suggestions at viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4825
and thought that maybe this thread would help me to record in newly installed v.1.3.12 Beta, which I have installed and uninstalled several times, together with alternatively trying v.1.3.7 Beta, which works well on my other 64-bit machine.
This machine is using Windows 7, the Asus SoundMAX Audio driver seems to be up to date, and I have been resorting to recording on the other machine for months, after trying various fixers to this problem machine.
I thought that this thread would help, and maybe it has, some. I deleted the Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Audacity\audacity.cfg file and restarted audacity, but the problem was not fixed.
I have repeatedly visited Edit | Preferences | Devices and have tried various options. Here are my choices:
Host: Windows DirectSound
Using: PortAudio V 19-devel (built Mar 29 2010 21:03:06) [no options]
Playback Device: Primary Sound Driver
Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
SPDIF Interface (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Recording Device: Primary Sound Capture Driver
Microphone Array (SoundMAX Digital HD Audio)
Line In (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Channels: 1 (Mono)
While playing with this, I did SOMETHING that at least starts a recording when I press the red-circle button. It seems to be activated by background sound and comes to a level just above the 2 stereo-channel center lines. I can hear a faint recording of something streamed from Web playback, hidden by the low fuzz of background noise.
I'm lost, having tried for months everything I can think of, without success. I'm hoping that you can help me see my way through this maze, Steve. And I hope that you don't mind my kibbitzing and joining this conversation, MarkDuffy.
Slang (also a Steve)