Error Opening Sound Device

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Brightspark
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Error Opening Sound Device

Post by Brightspark » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 am

Hi - New here and looking for assistance. Trying to record from USB turntable. Windows 10 Version 1803 (Build 17134.228). Audacity version 2.2.2.

Read all guides, tried everything, still receiving the same error message whenever I hit the Record button. I must be missing something, any assistance appreciated.
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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by steve » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:00 am

Brightspark wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 am
still receiving the same error message
What is the exact and full error message?
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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by Brightspark » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am

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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by waxcylinder » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:37 am

Please see this page in the Audacity Manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/err ... evice.html

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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by Brightspark » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Tried all that WC. Sample rates, recording channels, etc, all match up. Changing Preferences options made no difference.

I am running a dual boot system, Windows 8.1/Windows 10. Booted into Windows 8.1 and tried again, using the same settings, all good, no problems recording in Windows 8.1. Switched back to Windows 10, same error message. Seems some setting in Win10 is not quite right but, for the life of me, I can find where or which one it is.

Guess I'll just stick to recording in Windows 8.1. Thanks for your reply, appreciated.

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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by steve » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:04 pm

In Windows 10 (since a recent Windows update), you have to give permission for applications to use recording devices. See: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=100117
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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by Brightspark » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:14 pm

That did it Steve, THANKS!

I would never have thought of that.

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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by rkeesecker » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Yes, Steve! Thank you! I would use many exclamation points here, but that is quite lame (not like the plugin). Like Brightspark and the others, I have been checking and re-checking all the settings, to no avail. Nobody would have thought to check the Privacy and permission settings for Microphone after not having an issue until the latest Windows 10 update. Well, maybe not "nobody," but not many. Thank you, thank you. I should have checked this forum before spending all morning frustrating myself with this issue.

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Re: Error Opening Sound Device

Post by waxcylinder » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:27 am

I have added a section regarding this to the upcoming 2.3.0 Manual - unfortunately we are unable to update the already released Manuals.

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