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Windows 7: Input device not available

10 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7
Input device not available

I'm trying to record something from a website.
Using Audicity or Adobe Audition.
However in the sound options Stereo-mix (VIA high definition audio) momentarily not available?
Since the sound is functioning in playing for instance system or youtube there must be an input device?
Running both mentioned audio-programs I got the message the format doesn't fit at the device?
But whatever I select none will do.

How to enable input-devices? Seems to be a general problem in Windows 7.

The drivers are the original ones, delivered with the Manufacturers CD for the main-board.
Running W 7 64 bit.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

Enabling input devices, such as the Stereo Mix is no different in Windows 7 than it is in Vista or Windows 8.

You need the Stereo Mix to be able to record audio from a web site.

Go to the Sound Panel/Recording Section. If the Stereo Mix is not shown, RIGHT click in an empty area in that panel and then click to Show Disabled and Disconnected Devices. If the Stereo Mix is now shown, you can enable it and make it the default recording device.

Local audio on the PC does not require the System Mixer, and the same with YouTube as it uses the Adobe Flash Player.

If this does not fix it, fill in the "My System Specs", helps us to try and help you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7

Hi fireberd

This is what is shown (in Dutch)

So the device is visible but inactive or not available?
Its set to 2 channels 24 bits 48000 Hz.

Geluidskaart VIA VT1705 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]
Geluidskaart Intel HDMI @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3000 MHz (9 x 333)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

You have the Stereo Mix. Make sure the recording programs are set for that as the source.

I have a recording studio (I use Sonar X3) and don't use Audacity, but I know it has to be set correctly to record streaming audio from the internet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7

Only Windows audio preference will start a recording.
VIA can't, even with the proper settings 48000/ 24bits.
But no sound appears in the metering.
Still the stereo mix won't work.
Tried that on another PC, also this problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7

Wow solved

I downloaded the VIA audiodriver software.
Via HD Audio Driver - Download
Now the stereomixer is available and Audicity is recording.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7

Download drivers for this board G41MH/USB3 R2.0
ASRock > G41MH/USB3 R2.0
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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