Error while opening sound device when trying to record

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Error while opening sound device when trying to record

Permanent link to this post Posted by testing123 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:12 pm

I want to record audio playing on my PC. I have the Windows WASAPI loopback thing selected, in my recording devices I have "Stereo Mix" selected as my default device, it is enabled and not greyed out, and the sound is otherwise working.

When I click on the record button in Audacity (2.0.5) I get this error message: "Error while opening sound device. Please check the input device settings and the project sample rate."

How do I fix this?
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Re: Error while opening sound device when trying to record

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:24 am

Audacity can return that error if either your recording service or your playback service is in trouble.

Were you following this?

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tuto ... puter.html

Audacity 2.0.5 is pretty old. One of the other elves may ask you to upgrade to 2.2.1.

http://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/

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Re: Error while opening sound device when trying to record

Permanent link to this post Posted by testing123 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:45 am

Thank you for the reply. The solution was to simply restart my PC after I enabled the Stereo Mix recording device.
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