audacity problem

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audacity problem

Postby Paulgr on Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:25 pm

I installed audacity with the hope of recording some online music, but whenever I played the recorded file I heard nothing. I started playing around with the settings and now when I try to record anything, I get this error message:

Error while opening sound device. Please check the input settings and the project sample rate.

I've tried different settings from the preferences tab; that is, changing the playback and recording devices in the audio I/O section of preferences to no avail. I keep getting the above mentioned error message.

I know my question may be best answered in another forum, so I'll ask a few newbie type questions:

1) Is there a way for me to get audacity back to the way it was when I first installed it?

2) Is there a little easier to use audio recording device for newbies? I'm a little intimidated by all the options of audacity?

3) What forum should I ask further questions about audacity?


Here are my hardware specs:


MSI MS-7032 1.0
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz AMD Sempron
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MSI MS-7032 1.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080011 07/26/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
750.16 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
496.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

QPS CRD-BP1600P [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

CREATIVE NOMAD MuVo NX USB Device [Hard drive] (254 MB) -- drive 3
WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 2
WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0 640 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 128 MB
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 137.44 GB 91.26 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 250.06 GB 115.92 GB free
f: (NTFS on drive 0) 362.67 GB 289.47 GB free
Network Drives
None detected



Canon S300 on USB001
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller RADEON 9550 [Display adapter]
RADEON 9550 Secondary [Display adapter]
Envision EN9410e [Monitor] (19.1"vis, December 2005)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
ATI Remote Wonder Controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x) Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
SoundTap Recorder
Standard Game Port
Communications Other Devices


Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
CardMan 6121
CardMan 6121 Static Driver
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (5x)
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Re: audacity problem

Postby kon.v on Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:32 pm

Recording online music sounds a little... illegal, and we don't know anything about that kind of stuff here.
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