Audacity will not play, record etc.

Using Windows 10.

This applies to versions 2.1.3 and 2.2.2 but likely is happening with all versions.

I completed two large projects of voiceover last month without this issue occurring, but for whatever reason, whenever I choose a certain speaker output now (the one I used for those entire projects), Audacity will not PLAY, RECORD, etc.

This renders it useless as an editing tool.

Has anyone else experienced this?



whenever I choose a certain speaker output now

Does this “certain speaker output” work with Windows Media Player?

Are you running any other audio applications? There is a WASAPI Exclusive Mode that can take-over a sound device and block everything else, so some other application may be blocking you out. And, if you are using WASAPI, try DirectSound.