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Windows 7: Can't record audio from Stereo Mix

21 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Done both of these things just now, didn't work.

And yeah, it is getting input from the Mixer.

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21 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 10 64 bit

If the recording program such as Audacity is showing input, then it should be recording.

Here is a screenshot of Audacity (Beta Version for Win 7) recording, showing the Stereo Mixer set as input. If you haven't set it up this way, try it.

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21 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Yeah, I have mine setup that way. But when I start to records, all I get is a flatline.
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22 Jul 2011   #14

Windows 10 64 bit

From what you've posted that you have done, there basically is nothing left other than a complete clean reinstallation of the OS (and all drivers and software).

However, it still goes back to the sound device and drivers as the usual cause, but Windows can be the culprit as it's how Windows handles that function.
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22 Jul 2011   #15

Win 7 x64

Set Steromix as your Default Input Device
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23 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Err yeah, apparently recording from Stereo Mix doesn't work with USB speakers.

Thanks for the (attempted) help, at any rate!
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15 Oct 2015   #17

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rombom View Post
See the title. For a while now, I've been trying to record audio that output from my speakers, but have been unsuccessful. I have already activated Stereo Mix and am trying to record from it, but nothing comes out. Interestingly, the green bar in Sound Options next to Stereo Mix DOES fluctuate, I am just unable to record what comes out.

If more information is needed, ask and I'll give it.

Help would be immensely appreciated as I have tried many solutions past that and none of them have worked!
Windows 7 has no "stereo mix" available as in XP, I had try many suggestions without any solution. However, I might have a solution for you as it works for me.

After installation of the Audacity 2.1.0, besides the MP3 export plugin (LAME MP3 encoding), download this plugin - LADSPA ( (Linux Audio Developers Simple Plug-in API) ): Download Audacity. I installed them into the C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\Plug-ins (without this plugin, no matter What I have tried, there was no way for me to record any audio from the audio devices.

Make sure use this API "Windows WASAPI" as oppose to the "MME" and "Windows Direct Sound" and "Speaker (High Definition Device)", ( Your sound board might be different from mine) for the recording microphone.

As you I have a very nice recording.

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