Error while opening sound device. Please check the input

When I press play, this error message occurs

I dont even want to record anything, I just want to play something.

Whether you want to record or play, Audacity has to go through Windows services and it’s possible for them not to match.

It’s also possible you’re not trying to play audio properly at all. Make sure the Audacity Output Device is selected.


How do I select my audio output device?

Scroll down on that link…

To “Output Device.” If it starts using words you don’t understand, I’m not going to understand them either. I’m a Mac elf, so we need to wait for the Windows people.