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Audacity suddenly stop recording

Permanent link to this post Posted by chrisauda » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:09 am

I have been recording without issues for a while. I was recording files and opened a new file to record and no recording sound was picking up (flatline). I opened old files and they play back ok. Audacity 2.1.3, Windows 7 laptop, USB microphone for recording. I re-installed Audacity, re-booted laptop several times, tried different USB ports, tried recording with the laptop internal mic which isn't picking up either, checked Control Panel sound settings. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Re: Audacity suddenly stop recording

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am

Disconnect the USB mic
Reboot the computer
Plug in the USB mic
Open the Sounds control panel (http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Mixer ... es#vistacp)
Switch to the recording tab, and check that the USB mic is enabled and working. You should see a green meter respond to talking into the mic.

When the above is working:
Launch Audacity
In the "Device Toolbar" (http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/device_toolbar.html), set "host" to MME and the "recording device" to the USB mic option.
Start recording.

More detailed version here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Mixer ... _Issues#cp
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Re: Audacity suddenly stop recording

Permanent link to this post Posted by chrisauda » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:01 pm

Steve, thank you for posting the reply.

After numerous reboots, driver and software un/reinstalls, I ended up doing a BIOS update. My mic still doesn't work in the USB port I usually use, but it is now recording fine with Audacity in a different USB port (so far). Other devices are working ok in the USB port I was usually using for my mic.
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