After installing Audacity using the .exe installer in Windows version 7, when I click on the record button I get this message: Error while opening sound device. Please check the input device settings and the project sample rate. I can’t figure out how to get to these settings and I wouldn’t know what to do with them if I did. Help, Please!


What are you trying to record?
What options are available in the Windows Sound Control Panel and which options do you have selected?

If you are trying to record sounds that are playing on your computer (for example from YouTube) see: