Cant record anything after i upgraded to windows 8. I am using a gigabyte board with built in audio and can hear the audio fine, but get nothing when recording.
Using the newest Audacity. My computer has a AMD board and it is running a Athlon II x3 450 process at 3.2 GHz and 8 gig memory on board.
I tried using the latest motherboard realtek audio drivers and it didn’t help. So I went back to the stock audio windows 8 drivers.
No luck. I could use some pointers as to what I am doing in the set up that may be stopping Audacity from capturing the sound from my VLC player.
What am I missing. I never had this issue with Win XP Pro x64. I left all the settings at install alone and it did not work. I have tried changing preferences and no go.
Microsoft made self-recording harder and harder as the versions progressed.
And even if you do get it to work, you may still have sound quality problems.
Newer Windows machines aren’t generic, do-anything computers any more. They’re corporate and business communications tools, and sometimes that can cause problems.
Please do not tell us “latest Audacity” because you may not have that. See the pink panel at the top of the page. The current Audacity version is 2.1.2 from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows.
What is the audio in VLC, a live stream from somewhere? You can dump the stream to a file in VLC, without using Audacity.