Windows 10 with Audacity 2.4.2
I have used Audacity successfully for years. This morning the recordings when played back were much louder than they had been and had a lot of echo. In effect, they were unusable. I record from the BBC iPlayer streaming feed. The sound directly from that source is fine.
My settings were:
Speakers/Headphones (Realtek Audio) (loopback)
2 (stereo) recording channels
Speakers/Headphones (Realtek Audio)
Project rate: 44100
To try to resolve the problem I downloaded and installed the latest version of Audacity.
With the above settings it records but when I try to playback/edit it now says:
“Error opening sound device
Try changing the audio host, playback device and the project sample rate”
When I change to MME it will now play but still has the problem of echo.
I am not aware that I changed anything overnight nor was there a Windows update.