Monitor Input

I’m working in XP and was recording low sound quality cassettes to audacity a window popped up asking me to choose monitor input…i did and now I can not hear the play back of the recording…checked other players itunes, media player etc all coming through computer speakers fine…out fine, i went looking in the drop downs for the montor input to uncheck and i could not find it …pls advise and thanks

That’s in two sections.
Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Recording: [X] Playthrough (select)
Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Playback. Pick something that has speakers or headphones on it.

Main Audacity Window: Make sure the “Speaker” volume control is turned up.

Still silent?


I’m good. Thanks Koz
Any suggestions for boosting the “capture” of these low output cassettes…that would be money!

I upgraded my audacity to 2.X because of this message below on my forum screen I wanted to comply… and now I get a message that the plug in for converting files to MP3’s isn’t compatible with 2.x please advise…should I reload the old version?, MP3’s is what I work with.

This forum is for Audacity 2.x on Windows.

Please state which version of Windows you are using, the exact three-section version of Audacity from Help > About Audacity and whether you obtained the .exe installer or the zip.

Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade here. The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

You mean “LAME”?

Not unless you like using unsupported obsolete software (not recommended) :wink:
You should update LAME.

See here for information about upgrading from old versions of Audacity: Audacity Manual