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There is no "Stereo-mix" in HD Audio on Windows Vista

Hello,

I have a laptop Sony Vaio VGN-N320E , OS "Windows Vista Home Premuime" and the sound card was created by Microsoft called "High Definition Audio Device". the problem is that the feature of recording from "Stereo-mix , Wave Out , Mono-mix or What-you-hear" is missing , is there any solution to activate this feature?

Even that I chose the "Show Disabled Devices" , but no use. There is only recording from "Microphone". there is NOTHING else.

 

30 Answers Found

 

Answer 1

isit? I try to find it here
 

Answer 2

Yup, that's a Realtek HD Audio codec.

In Vista, you can either use the manufacturer's driver (Realtek's driver) or you can use the Microsoft HD Audio "class" driver.

The Microsoft HD Audio "class" driver does not provide the "record from speakers" functionality you are looking for. I believe (though I am not sure) that the Realtek driver does provide it.

So you have three drivers that should all work on your hardware:

1) the Microsoft HD Audio class driver
2) the Realtek HD Audio driver on sony.com (listed above)
3) the Realtek HD Audio driver on www.realtek.com.tw

2) and/or 3) will likely provide what you need.

Thanks for your sharing! It's good for reference, It's helpful to me.
 

Answer 3

Sony lists a Realtek driver for that laptop; that might resolve your issue.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNN320E&upd_id=2658&os_id=28

If you right-click the speaker icon in the notification area (AKA system tray)
... and click "Playback Devices"
... and double-click "Speakers"
... and in the "Controller Information" section, click "Properties"
... and switch to the "Details" tab
... and choose the "Hardware Ids" property
... does the PnP ID look like "HDAUDIO\...VEN_10EC"?  If so it's a Realtek HD Audio card.

You can also try downloading the latest Realtek HD Audio driver from www.realtek.com.tw
 

Answer 4

I found this:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0262&SUBSYS_104D1600&REV_1001
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0262&SUBSYS_104D1600

 

Answer 5

Yup, that's a Realtek HD Audio codec.

In Vista, you can either use the manufacturer's driver (Realtek's driver) or you can use the Microsoft HD Audio "class" driver.

The Microsoft HD Audio "class" driver does not provide the "record from speakers" functionality you are looking for.  I believe (though I am not sure) that the Realtek driver does provide it.

So you have three drivers that should all work on your hardware:

1) the Microsoft HD Audio class driver
2) the Realtek HD Audio driver on sony.com (listed above)
3) the Realtek HD Audio driver on www.realtek.com.tw

2) and/or 3) will likely provide what you need.
 

Answer 6

I had a problem  like Blue Tooth and already tried your ways showed, but I can't solve my problem. So, do you have other method to solve that? This trouble make my laptop  can not record music from internet and anywhere in computer to edit music. Please help me.....

 

Answer 7

Hello

i find this video and i think it will help for answering about how to activate  STEREO MIXER on Windows Vista

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfd_BNyX6Bg

Enjoy

 

Answer 8

Blue Tooth wrote:

Even that I chose the "Show Disabled Devices" , but no use. There is only recording  from "Microphone". there is NOTHING else.

...................

By the way , my dad has HP , Vista , the same sound  card of mine , Realtek HD ok?

he has stereo-mix

but i don't have it , even that i downloaded the driver installation from HP the same one as dad's , installed it to my Realtek HD but didn't work either!!!

I'm very desperate

 

Answer 9

I worked on this probem for months before finding out.  The problem  is not the Vista, it's the sound  card.

Several of the new sound cards being made now do not have the 'Stereo Mix', 'What You Hear' feature  and are not capable of doing it.

SoundBlaster has several new X-Treme cards, check out the X-Treme that you get if you get SoundBlaster.  The 'X-Treme Audio' is not capable of 'What You Hear'.  I had to buy the 'X-Treme Gamer' card  to get it, now I'm back to doing the things I did with XP and my old computer again.

 

Answer 10

thank u so much for your help!!!

its finally working

you have been a GREAT HELP!!

 

Answer 11

Can u please let us know finally how it worked?
 

Answer 12

I have the same issue and I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FW11M. The stereo mix is not there at all, not even if I Show the disabled  devices. Can anyone please help?
 

Answer 13

I have a issue for my Hp pavilion dv2000 The stereo mix is not there at all, not even if I Show the disabled  devices.

I HAVE      CONEXANT/CNXT_AUDIO_HDA        ITS A  Conexant High Definiton SmartAudio 211

and i dont know about this one  SPDIF Interface    Conexant High Definiton SmartAudio 211  


If someone can help me on this!!!

 

Answer 14

The answer that I got on another place is that I do not have Stereo Mix support. Maybe that's the case here also.
 

Answer 15

Do you have "wave out" ?? if you do basically those who dont have "stereo mix" they "wave out" option is used..a replacement for VISTA users.. therefore. to do this.. go to..

1. click start and open control panel
2. click on "classic view"
3. click on "sound"
4. click on "recording" tab
5. right click on "wave out" and make it default
6. click ok..

Alhamdulillaah it should work if you have wave  out...

latersss

 

Answer 16

I fixed this on my machine (A Toshiba A135-S4527) by installing the Spring 2007 Original RealTek HD Audio Driver.  

I found it at:
 

Answer 17

I have a issue for my Hp pavilion dv2000 The stereo mix is not there at all, not even if I show  the disabled  devices.

I HAVE      CONEXANT/CNXT_AUDIO_HDA        ITS A  Conexant high  Definiton SmartAudio 211

and i dont know about this one  SPDIF Interface    Conexant High Definiton SmartAudio 211  


If someone can help me on this!!!


hi there,

i also have this problam. i just bought a new laptop  from compaq cq700 and i have the conexant high definition  smart audio  211 also and i dont have any stereo mix or wave  out or what u hear. a have vista  32bit

i used to have vista before and i used to have these options now nothing even when i show the disabled divices. i uselly use stereo mix to pass music through in chat rooms so the sound  is clear now i can't.

please can anyone help me.

thanks
 

Answer 18

I just want to let you guys know that "What U hear" and "Wave/Stereo Mix" is NOT the same thing. Not only its recording  sensitivity is controlled different, but from my experiences with it, it does not record all channels of some songs. Therefore you may hear the output file as too basy, or missing  the mid-tone frequency of the song and hence the lyrics are far quieter than originally recorded.

I want to get a sound  card that has one or all of the wave  options (Stereo , Wave, etc)
 

Answer 19

hmm i hav sony  vaio VGN-FZ35M... same issue no steromix,wav/mp3 etc....

my hardware ids show  this

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7662&SUBSYS_104D1C00&REV_1002
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7662&SUBSYS_104D1C00


SIGMATEL HD AUDIO ....

sony says my sound  card does not support this steromix option..however i can use other 3rd party softwares.....


okay what i need to know is what and which 3rd party softwares ? can anybody let me know..

 

Answer 20

hmm i hav sony  vaio VGN-FZ35M... same issue no steromix,wav/mp3 etc....

my hardware ids show  this

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7662&SUBSYS_104D1C00&REV_1002
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7662&SUBSYS_104D1C00


SIGMATEL HD AUDIO ....

sony says my sound  card does not support this steromix option..however i can use other 3rd party softwares.....


okay what i need to know is what and which 3rd party softwares ? can anybody let me know..

I also have Sony Vaio VGN SZ433N ,also vista, Sigamel Sound Card. Does any one have solution?
 

Answer 21

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  headphones socket.
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.
 

Answer 22

AtomicTop's answer is very useful, but I would add the following two notes.

1. The microphone  input on many laptops is mono, so you may lose any stereo sound  or one side of the sound.

2. If the mic input is mono and wired to the tip of the jack with the ring and sleeve connected together, it is possible that the described connection will put a short circuit across one side of the headphone output of the machine. It's just possible that this might cause problems with the headphone circuitry.

There is a paid-for program called  Total Recorder, which might provide the required recording  option, and I believe there is at least one free equivalent.


 

Answer 23

1. A last VITAL UPDATE - refer post by atomictop
2. For BEST screen recording  and playback sound: DISABLE microphone  in the control panel /sound/playback/properties/levels Tab - blue microphone icon should have a red icon next to it.
3.Go over to the control panel/sound/recording/properties/levels Tab - make sure that microphone boost is set to min (0.0dB) and that the microphone icon is not checked out with a red icon next to it.
4. Should have tested more before posting but I am busy and have other machines.

PS: By connecting the green jack (or sound  out jack) of a headset to the other Y-extension female jack I was able to record voice but the playback was very soft. I was using Camstudio. I only use this machine for screen recocording so this method is a quick fix with little hastle and fiddle. The the ideal fix, of course, would be a sofware solution  that does not require having to reset everything again after bootup.

PSS: Yes, good think to heed Billaboard's point and check if your mic is mono. As for VAIO VGN-AR71S this rough and ready fix working like a charm for screen recording. Will have a google for Total Recorder.
 

Answer 24

0. Got this one from Billaboard's post on MSDN forum.
1. Installed a full-featured-non-expiring trial copy of Total Recorder VideoPro (see Billaboard's post above or MSDN forum) on the Sony VAIO - Vista machine.
2. I got screen captures of Youtube WITH SOUND, so it does the trick !
3. No fiddling in control panel looking for lost stereo-mix  mojo, it bypasses all that - gallons of fine technical details on the vendor page.
4. It's a bit of a fiddle to setup but has a comprehensive set of features and functions like screen capture, video editing, automatic screen area mapping, customizable presettings etc, etc. 
5. I got a playback of voice but did not manage in to get voiced dubbed over video, though it should be possible.
6. Price: $53.95. Here is the link: <a href="http://www.totalrecorder.com/productfr_trVideoPRO.htm" taget="_blank">Click Here</a> If the link does not work copy and paste: http://www.totalrecorder.com/productfr_trVideoPRO.htm.
7. The full-featured-non-expiring trial will give anyone unlimited time to figure if it's worth buying.

PS: In the trial version a short noise is inserted into each recording  every 1 minute.
 

Answer 25

1. Can across another software solution  re the VAIO stereo-mix  problem.
2. Replay Video Capture by Applian technologies is the name of the product.
3. Demos available - here is a copy and paste link: http://www.applian.com/replay-video-capture/index.php 
 

Answer 26

I had this problem  and I solved it with this free ware. now I can record Audio and Video with it without any problem
just download it and follow the instructions. its complietly free.

www.applian.com/replay-video-capture/index.php
 

Answer 27

i-Sound Recorder for Vista save my life! It record all what I hear, streaming audio  and other sounds, but not required Stereo Mix.
 

Answer 28

 

my new PC came with a Realtek soundcard that shows up as Realtek HD audio  Manager. For the longest time, I couldn’t get it to record in “Stereo Mix.” Stereo Mix refers to the sound  that comes out of your speakers, no matter where that sound is coming from. In other words, Stereo Mix allows you to record streaming audio or internet radio stations. It’s also handy for recording  audio magazines (or podcasts) because you can play background music through something like Winamp and record your voice through a Line-In or Mic input over the music, all through Stereo Mix. It’s very nice.

Good luck, though, trying to find the Stereo Mix option on the Realtek soundcard. Realtek simplified the soundcard’s interface by hiding away basic options like Stereo Mix that have been around for years. This is like putting the gas pedal under the seat of your car. Don’t you love these people? The solution  is simple — if you know where to look. Here it is:

1) In the Control Panel, click on Classic view.
2) Click on Sound.
3) Select the Recording tab.
4) Right-click any of the devices  that are listed.
5) Check “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices.”
6) Ta-da! The Stereo Mix option appears like it should have by default.
7) Save as your default settings.
8) Don’t buy a Realtek soundcard again.

 

Answer 29

IT WORKS!!

Guy, I found a solution

I run on WINDOWS 7 Ultimate and I believe it works on VISTA as well. It works on my sony  VGN-SZ3XWP/C

1. Dowload the driver:

http://rapidshare.com/files/309128265/Sigmatel_Audio_Driver__www.ursdl.com_.zip

2. Extract and right click on setup.exe, Properties, find Compatibility

3. In compatibility mode: Run this program in compatibility of: choose Windows Vista (service pack 2). It should work on Windows 7 as well.

4. Install the driver.

5. Restart

6. Go to control panel / hardware and sound  / Sound

7. Click: Recording and you should have the Stereo Mix, then click unable

It works for me and I think it should work for you guys too!

Enjoy, please leave a comment so we all know whether it works on your machines or not.

Double kisses x x

 

Answer 30

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