The Volume Mixer should only have playback devices, not inputs. I would expect to see internet explorer there when it is playing audio.Walleye wrote:The slider is always present in "sound", that was my mistake. Where there slider comes and goes is the audio mixer on the speaker icon in the system tray by the clock. Sometimes Stereo Mix is there, sometimes it isn't - either way it still doesn't detect sound.
I think you could still consider reinstalling the same drivers, if not now then later. If that caused stereo mix to work but not Skype, then you can see what the tradeoffs are.Walleye wrote:I checked my drivers again and the device manager lists the same "184.108.40.20641" version you have linked to.
Up to you, but it "may" be possible if we see Skype's audio preferences to find settings that work better. For example, you could make the mic default device in Windows instead of or as well as default communication device. We often recommend making stereo mix the Windows default if you want to record from it, but if the audio device drivers work properly that should not actually be necessary as long as you choose stereo mix explicitly in Audacity.Walleye wrote:I use the mic built into my laptop, though I rarely ever do audio calls. I wanted to show a friend an item in my room, and Skype automatically cancelled the video call saying there was a problem with my mic, even though I had no plans on using it and I had it muted for the call anyway. The skype problems are now fixed and can be disregarded.