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Error opening recording device

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:18 am
by paulyii
Now i had the latest Version of Audacity 2.4.2 installed.

I was trying to record sound generated from MS word "Read out loud" for use in my youtube creation.
i was on version 2.3.2 then ...

i am new to record sound using Audacity ..
so i have to try this and tried that ...
( i think i am still have to get it right . so sad )

then ...
unfortunately this message poped out when i tried to do some recording ( as above said )
Error Opening Recording Device
Error Code : -9999 unanticipated host error


disinstalled my audacity ...
Downloaded and installed Audacity 2.4.2

The problem still there ..
try as some site advised delete audacity.cfg to set it back to default ..
it doesn't work too

so now i am seeking help here ...
please advise me how to get ride of the error message ...

Thanks ..


Stay_safe.

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:35 am
by steve
paulyii wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:18 am
I was trying to record sound generated from MS word "Read out loud" for use in my youtube creation.
Are you able to record from anything else (for example, from your laptop microphone)?

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:51 pm
by paulyii
yes, that was long time ago ...
using microphone to record my own voice ...

this time i am trying to record sound from Laptop speaker .
( sound generated by "read aloud " from a Word document )

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:34 pm
by steve
paulyii wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:51 pm
yes, that was long time ago ...
using microphone to record my own voice ...
Check to see if you are still able to do that. If you can then that helps to narrow down the possible causes of the problem.

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39 am
by paulyii
steve wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:34 pm
Check to see if you are still able to do that. If you can then that helps to narrow down the possible causes of the problem.
As i had mentioned at the beginning , i am unable to record ,everytime i tried to record, that error message popped out ..
cant do any recording at all , where ever the input source is from.


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Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:39 am
by steve
paulyii wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39 am
As i had mentioned at the beginning , i am unable to record ,everytime i tried to record, that error message popped out ..
cant do any recording at all , where ever the input source is from.
With all due respect, that is not what you said at the beginning. You said that you were unable to record sound generated from MS word "Read out loud".

I asked you if you were able to record from anything else (such as a microphone) and you said "yes, that was long time ago ... using microphone to record my own voice ...", but now say that you can't record from any source. Which is it - can you record from a mic ("now", not just "years ago"), or can you not record from a microphone? I'm guessing that it is "no, I now get the same error message when I try to record from a mic." - please confirm or clarify the actual situation.

Typing bigger does not help us to help you, it just comes across as "shouting". If you want us to help you to troubleshoot your problem, then you need to work with us because we cannot see your computer and cannot test things remotely.

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:25 pm
by paulyii
steve wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:39 am
With all due respect, that is not what you said at the beginning. You said that you were unable to record sound generated from MS word "Read out loud".

I asked you if you were able to record from anything else (such as a microphone) and you said "yes, that was long time ago ... using microphone to record my own voice ...", but now say that you can't record from any source. Which is it - can you record from a mic ("now", not just "years ago"), or can you not record from a microphone? I'm guessing that it is "no, I now get the same error message when I try to record from a mic." - please confirm or clarify the actual situation.

Typing bigger does not help us to help you, it just comes across as "shouting". If you want us to help you to troubleshoot your problem, then you need to work with us because we cannot see your computer and cannot test things remotely.
Sorry if that big font meant that to you ..

ok

Put in another phrase ..
when i tapped on the recording button .. that message popped out .. can't do any recording at all ..

there must be something i setted wrongly, and i cant recall what was that ..
if my audacity can be reset to default set up, it should solve the problem.
by re-installing the audacity doesn't helps. which by logic, it should.

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:29 pm
by waxcylinder
paulyii wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:25 pm
if my audacity can be reset to default set up, it should solve the problem.
by re-installing the audacity doesn't helps. which by logic, it should.
Wrong logic I'm afraid.

Re-installing just replaces the executable.

The settings are held in a separate folder (this is so that when you upgrade Audacity to a new version you don't lose all your settings).

There is a command in the app to reset Tools > Reset Configuration

See this page in the Manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/res ... ation.html

Peter.

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:29 am
by paulyii
waxcylinder wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:29 pm
Wrong logic I'm afraid.

Re-installing just replaces the executable.

The settings are held in a separate folder (this is so that when you upgrade Audacity to a new version you don't lose all your settings).

There is a command in the app to reset Tools > Reset Configuration

See this page in the Manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/res ... ation.html

Peter.
Dear Sir, i tried to reset my audacity using the below quoted command. It doesn't help also.
In Audacity use Tools > Reset Configuration to reset your Audacity configuration: preferences, export settings and toolbars to default settings. (Macros, plug-ins and saved user settings in Effects, Generators and analyzers are not affected).
i still get this.
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Regards

Re: Error opening recording device

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:00 am
by steve
Please post your "Audio device info" (See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/hel ... stics.html)