I have stereo mix enabled, but it won’t record any sound. I did a test on all my playback devices and noticed that the device labeled “Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)” gets a response, but not my actual speakers which are labeled “Speakers (Generic USB Audio Device)”. This means that my Stereo Mix is getting sound from the wrong source, but please note I’ve also tried every combination of settings, nothing works, any idea how to change the source? Just in case, here’s screenshots of my sound tabs.
“Stereo Mix” enables recording whatever is playing through the device for which “stereo mix” is selected.
Thus, if you select “Stereo Mix” for your Realtek device, then your computer can record whatever is being played through the Realtek device. However, you don’t have the Realtek device selected for playback - you have “USB speakers” selected for playback, therefore nothing is playing through the Realtek device and nothing is recorded.
You need to use speakers (or headphones that have a conventional “mini-jack” connector.
The “Realtek thing” is the computer “sound card”. On a full size computer it usually has several small round “mini-jack” sockets for headphones, microphones, speakers and such like using plugs similar to this:
USB speakers don’t use the computer sound card - they connect digitally to the computer via USB.
Gah, I’m using a USB one because I’m having trouble connecting to the sound card for some reason. Whenever I plug it into the jack it doesn’t detect it, unfortunately I have no more information about that problem in specific.