I have been using Audacity by the seat of my pants. Ain’t no geek ,but have used it for a while. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed straight from the internet. I thought that was an exe.
I have been using this today and was recording, came back and finished saving what I recorded. Went to record something else and I got an Error Message:
error while opening sound device. Please check the input device settings and the project sample rate.
The same rate is:44100
Audio Host: MME
Output Device Speakers: 2 -Real High Def
WHEN I DROP THE BOX DOWN ON INPUT DEVICE - nothing to pick from…
WHEN I DROP THE BOX DOWN ON INPUT CHANNELS - nothing to pick from…
I didn’t change anything, but something evidently changed. Did something maybe get disconnected???
What should I check. OH BOY, please be specific in directions, I am not the best with recognizing where to go for changes…
To record streaming audio you do not want to record with a microphone because it will be terrible quality. If you can show and enable stereo mix or What U hear in Windows Sound you can choose that source in Device Toolbar after restarting Audacity.
Or you can record with Windows WASAPI loopback which you will see only in Audacity.
In the first (Host) box of Device Toolbar, choose “Windows WASAPI”.
In the second (Output device) box in Device Toolbar, choose the Speakers or Headphones that you are using for listening.
In the third (Input device) box in Device Toolbar, choose the (loopback) input for the same device you chose in step 3. For example, if you chose “Speakers” in Step 3, choose “Speakers (loopback)” in this step.
In the fourth (Input Channels) box in Device Toolbar, choose mono or stereo.