1. Great site – many hands make light work – and this one’s been a bit a a B…….
2. This is how I solved this stereo-mix
problem for VAIO VGN-AR71S laptop
running Vista Home Premium.
3. If you have a VAIO (add you own appropriate cuss expressions here) and tried VAC and backdated drivers without success there may be some hope for you yet.
4. The following worked on this VGN-AR71S Sony machine and may work on other Sony machines or other brands – Please note: I got this idea from another thread or maybe even this thread - bear with me here I'm in a hurry - where someone used a loop between the sound
card speaker out and mic in – I have just added a Y-extension so that one can hear sound and not have to record in the deaf so to speak. Anyway, whoever you are - thanks mate.
5. Get yourself the following: One 3.5mm stereo Y-extension cable (2 female jacks connected to 1 male jack) – google ebay for this.
6. One 3.5mm stereo male to male extension cable ( 2 male jacks at each end) – google ebay for this.
7. Place the male jack of Y- extension into sound card
8. Place one jack of male to male extension in sound card microphone
socket and the other male jack in one of the female jacks of the Y-extension.
9. If you now play a video or mp3 file you will not hear any sound because the sound card has a jack in the earphone socket - which in this case is looped to the microphone socket.
10. In order to hear sound connect your earphone or external speakers male jack to the other female jack of the the Y-extension.
11. You should now be able to hear sound and use Camstudio, Audacity etc, etc as normal – but here is the payoff - You should now get PLAYBACK WITH SOUND.
12. If your playback sound is distorted or if you have no playback sound check out the following.
13. Controls / Sound / Playback – make sure speakers/headphones is default. Click properties/levels tab – check that speaker/headphones speaker icon is not disabled. Check that speaker/headphone volume is not set too high. Check that the microphone speaker icon is not disabled. Check that the volume is not set too high. Do same for PC Beep.
14. Now go to the recording
tab – microphone should be default – highlight microphone and click properties/levels. Check that microphone speaker icon is not diabled, Check that the volume is not set too high
on microphone and especially microphone boost.
15. Test sound and recording playback – hopefully everthing should be OK.