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Windows 7: Why is the Windows 7 Sound Recorder program recording in stereo?

19 Jan 2016   #1
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Why is the Windows 7 Sound Recorder program recording in stereo?

Hello everybody I'm new here at seven forums. I have a question about the sound recorder program in windows 7. I have a headset with a microphone and I use the sound recorder program to record audio or record myself. Like I said the headset has a microphone and I when I use the sound recorder program before it use to record both left and right channel. I could hear audio from both channels or speakers. But now all of the sudden I can only hear sound from the left channel or left speaker. Weird right? I know. So I need help from you guys why is this happening. Why is the sound recorder program only recording on the left channel?


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19 Jan 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Please fill in the "My System Specs". Helps us to help you.

Check the Sound Panel/Recording section. If "Stereo Mix" is not set as default recording device, set it. That may take care of the problem.
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19 Jan 2016   #3
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Please fill in the "My System Specs". Helps us to help you.

Check the Sound Panel/Recording section. If "Stereo Mix" is not set as default recording device, set it. That may take care of the problem.
Ok check my Computer Specs now
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19 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would check the headset.
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20 Jan 2016   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Is Stereo Mix set?
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20 Jan 2016   #6
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just forget it guys, I was using the headset and sound recorder program to hear how I sounded and I sounded very clear but it's weird how it use to record on both left and right channels and now it does not, only on the left channel. I used the headset microphone to call people through google hangouts on the computer. I don't have a smartphone, I broke it. So thats why I make phone calls on the computer through hangouts. The call quality is still bad on google hangouts. People say I sound staticky or muffled or my voice breaks up. I know I have very fast internet so it's not my internet. The culprit is Google Hangouts. Now I am done with Google Hangouts or Google Voice. I deleted my Google Voice number. So it's not my headset microphone that was the problem, Hangouts just has awful call quality.
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21 Jan 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I sure would of been nice to let the good people trying to help you know about this Google Hangouts thing in your first post.
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26 Jan 2016   #8
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey guys it turns out the stock windows 7 sound recorder program is the culprit recording in stereo. When I used Audacity to record myself I could hear both channels left and right because I recorded in mono. I don't understand why the windows 7 sound recorder records in stereo when you can only hear from left channel?
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