Realtek HD Audio not recording sound from browser

By KrustyKris
Aug 15, 2011
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  1. I recently installed Sound Forge Pro 10 onto my computer that uses Realtek HD Audio.

    In its Options I can select - Microsoft Sound Mapper, Direct Sound Surround Mapper, Windows Classic Wave Driver and ASIO4ALL V2.

    From the Realtek Manager I can select and record from - Microphone, Line In and Aux but there is no way I can select the output directly from the sound card. e.g. what is playing on my web browser. There is only silence.

    Am I missing something or is this not possible with Realtek HD Audio Manager?
  2. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Enthusiast Posts: 141

    I think you are referring to the 'Stereo Mix' audio device.

    Try this:

    Control Panel > Sound
    go to the 'Recording' tab
    Where it lists the recording devices, right click in an open area and make sure that "show disabled devices" is checked, and see if Stereo Mix pops up.

    If it does, then right-click > Enable, and select that as device to record from.
    If it does NOT, I'm both surprised and sorry to say that I can't help you with that.

    Note: Stereo mix is the COMPLETE output of your computer, so that includes things like Skype, beeps, pings, Media Player and so on.
  3. KrustyKris

    KrustyKris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion. I am getting something through now but I need to tweak the levels as I am getting a very strange feedback / loop thing happening. Seems I am on the right track now.
  4. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Enthusiast Posts: 141

    You're welcome, I googled your sound loop/feedback problem, and found someone who said this:

    Maybe following his advice will help.

  5. KrustyKris

    KrustyKris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Marty,
    It turned out that although I had selected the 'Stereo Mix' I had left the 'Speakers' selected as well. As soon as I chose "Digital Output' there was a clean feed.
    I am now able to record from the web browser without any trouble.

  6. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Enthusiast Posts: 141

    I am happy to have helped.


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