I love Audacity, now on v. 2.2.2. Been using it for a few years for very simple tasks, but it’s easy to learn.
Today I put the same version 2.2.2 on a newer (2014) computer with 16GB of RAM. Both PCs are running Windows 10 Professional. The new installation will JUST NOT RECORD. It says “Error opening sound device. Try changing the audio host, recording device, and the project sample rate.” I’ve looked at the Audacity Manual and FAQs but I’m running out of ideas.
- The Audio Host is set to MME; I tried the other two options with no luck, and went back to MME.
- I only have one Recording Device: The Line Input on the computer. It appears to be enabled and cranked up in the Windows “sound” control panel. The Audacity input is set to “Stereo Mix- Realtek Hi Definition.”
- The Project Sampling Rate was at 44100, so I dropped it to 22050-- no improvement. I always used 44,100 on the old machine, so I am resetting it to 44,100 here.
What else can I try? Thanks folks!