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Windows 7: Stereo Mix problem

12 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Stereo Mix problem

Hi, first I want to say thanks for reading and hopefully someone can help me!

So I just bought a new gaming desktop. I plan to stream SC2 through In order to do so, I need stereo mix to work. Currently, I am getting no sound. the meter does not show sound playing while it does for my playback device.

motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

so my default playback is my RX-V567 receiver connected to PC by HDMI. (speakers are 5.1 Klipsch) sound comes through great.

my recording default is Stereo mix and is enabled. the "listen to this device" button is unchecked, as is all other recording devices. the level is 94.
playback through this device is to default playback device ( which is my RX-V567)

I have up to date drivers for everything. I even uninstalled realtek's audio drivers and reinstalled.

Essentially stereo mix is enabled and set to default device but no sound is coming through.

If it helps, when I talk into my mic the meter shows sound registering from the recording device. so it seems like my mic, and playback works, but for some reason Stereo mix does not.

Thanks for your time!

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12 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

awesome. I found out the problem.

Stereo Mix doesn't work with s/pdif or HDMI

it works with my headphones in.

took me forever to find out the problem! i tried HDMI , then i tried s/pdif... i didn't think digital itself was the problem O_o

now that I know the specific problem I google'd stereo mix problems with HDMI and it seems like it's an issue others are having as well.

Anyone know how to make HDMI or s/pdif to work with stereo mix? is it even supposed to?
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12 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

It depends on hardware. And what the hardware supports.
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12 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

are you sure?

here is my hardware:

Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache)))
8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
power Supply (700 Watt)
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE))

my hardware supports s/pdif and HDMI and I can listen to music/ everything through both but when they're enabled, stereo mix does not work.
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12 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
are you sure?
Yes. Stereo Mix is a hardware function. There is no, go here in Windows and change this... You'll have to talk to Creative Labs. I'm just going to guess but its possible the sound card is no being used with the HDMI on the graphics card. However, I don't know how that works on Nvidia cards. Either way you will have to ask Creative Labs.
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13 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

ok thanks for the response!
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