Recording from YOUTUBE

Windows 10 / Audacity 3.1.3
Problem: When recording from You Tube the sound is recorded twice with a delay of about ten seconds. The first at usual level, the second at half level. How to correct ?

Delay of ten seconds is a little hard to believe. Most delay problems are caused by transitions through encoders or maybe drive writing and reading and are fractional seconds. Even if you mistakenly send sound out to a cloud drive and bring it back in, that can account for maybe a second or so.

So your problem would mean something in your system is intentionally storing ten seconds of sound and then playing it back. That’s not a plain error. That’s something someone has to program.

Just to cover it. Preferences > Recording > [_] Overdub should not be selected.

Clean Shutdown Windows. Shift+Shutdown > Wait > Start. Do not let anything else start.

I can’t think of a setting which could cause a problem like this. Audacity does not apply effects, filters, or corrections during recording. That would mean your machine is doing this…somehow.


So I’d like to say I’ve never heard of this issue. Unfortunately, I have. See:

In this case the user downloaded and installed a new copy of Audacity. Be sure to download from here:

I thought I remembered reading about that one. How did you find it?


In this case, a forum search on “delay”. :smiley: