Installation runs fine but when running the program, an alert is displayed “unable to find any audio device”.
I had not this problem with V 2.33
I run Windows 7 64 bits, 8 Go Ram, AMD 4 cores processor FX 4130, graphic card is Amd radeon HD 6450. My firewall is Comodo and antivirus is AVG free. Device audio is Realtek High Defintion Audio integrated in motherboard (Asrock 990FX Extreme3).
I tried to run with all protections of Comodo disabled: no more device audio found
A thought - if your operating system has recently been updated or another software change has taken place, it is worth checking that Stereo Mix is present and enabled. That is probably required as input for Audacity.
Please ignore my previous post because I solved the problem.
I’ve two audio devices:
The output for the speakers and the output for the sound supplied to the hdmi output.
I disabled the hdmi output and now Audacity works. But this means that Audacity when initializing takes the first device it finds and if there is an incompatibility it goes wrong without looking for another device.
This means for me that the error handling of this program on audio devices is not optimal . Maybe the developers should see this as a problem.
For your information the default device was the loud speakers output when the problem occured. Developers should look how the V 2.33 handle the list of devices and then choose the one which is the default device. There’s necessarily a difference of initialization between V 2.33 and V2.40,2.41.
I wanted to set the Amd HDMI sound output and try playing back sound files: Nothing no matter what software is used to play back.
I went into the device manager and saw in the “Drivers” tab that Windows 7 suggested to go back to the previous driver, I did it. And then, HDMI sound was working again, and Audacity recognized this driver and all my other sound software. Audacity even gave me the choice between speakers and HDMI.
In conclusion, this problem came from a driver that was malfunctioning or corrupted. It was from 2016 and I came back to the driver originally provided which was from 2013 but it works!
But apparently Audacity since version 2.40 doesn’t like the presence of a bad driver even if it is not defined by default.