Hello, I am trying to record my desktop audio on my Windows 10 device.
The sound is playing through my speakers just fine. I have checked and made sure that “Allow desktop apps to access your microphone” in Privacy settings is on. I have tried reinstalling audacity and am using 2.4.2. I have tried running audacity as administrator, I still gives the error.
Clicking on record button gives the following error:
Are you using the computer’s built-in sound card for recording and playback?
If so, check in the Windows Sound settings that the device is set for a sample rate of 44100 in the Recording AND Playback tabs.
RoyalKnight’s problem is exactly the same as my own - I’m on Win8.1 Pro - ie the same error message.
I’ve read another thread along similar lines, tried uninstalling and re-installing 2.4.2, then 2.3.3 which I still had, then 2.1.3 which the person in the other thread found resolved the problem. All similar. And I was using Audacity 2.4.2 until a few months ago with no issues.
The speaker is playing fine, and I want to record something I’m playing on that. Used Audacity to do this for many years, so I don’t understand the problem. Also I’m not as familiar with Win8 as I was with “good old XP”.
So what to do? Audacity has been my go-to for many many years, and I’d like it to remain that way.
To get two present jobs done I’ll try different software. But having not found a fix in over 2hrs of tyring I’m now appealing for help.