Please check Audio Devices

Hi. I have been using Audacity for some time now with no problem.

Today I tried to start a WEB recording and I got the following error message: The recording has failed to start. Please check that audio devices are connected to your computer and turned on.

I tried to search for the meaning of this message and I could not find an appropriate answer. I use a PC computer with Windows 10. I have nothing but a sound card and a couple of speakers connected to the computer. And things were working fine until now.

HELP !!!

Ensure that you are using the current version of Audacity (2.2.2). You can get it here:

For recording from a web browser, the “WASAPI” method is generally the most reliable. See:

With WASAPI Loopback you may need to start playback before you start recording. (If there’s nothing to record, sometimes it fails to start or recording shuts-down.)