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asainart23 [Avatar]
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I am trying to record clips from different videos and I can't get any audio to record with the screen recording. All the settings say that my speakers are set to record but nothing is showing up when I look at the file. I thought it was the type of video I was recording so I tried other video sources and it still does the same thing.
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optodata
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See if this discussion helps.
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asainart23 [Avatar]
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Quote See if this discussion helps.


Unfortunately, I'm having the exact opposite problem.
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optodata
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I'm not sure how the problems are opposite when both wouldn't record audio, and also you can't choose "speakers" as a recording device.

Please take a screenshot of the main Screen Recorder4 screen and also the Video and Audio preferences menus. Use Alt+PrintScreen keys or Windows key+Shift+S to take a snapshot, then save each as a JPG or PNG.

Use the Attachments button below the forum text box to upload and share them here so we can see what you're trying to do.
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Quote I am trying to record clips from different videos and I can't get any audio to record with the screen recording. All the settings say that my speakers are set to record but nothing is showing up when I look at the file. I thought it was the type of video I was recording so I tried other video sources and it still does the same thing.


I had the same issue (Win 10 PC) but I figured out what the problem was: Screen Recorder gets locked onto whatever the STARTING audio OUTPUT DEVICE is rather than the system audio output. For example, a common issue would be when you start monitoring a video and audio stream with your headphones but then switch the audio output to speakers or even to another device. This will cause the screen recorder, for some reason, to no longer record audio. Switching back to the original audio output devices will reconnect screen recorder to the proper audio in signal.

To get the complete audio output of a video stream you must use the screen recorder with the same audio output device. If you switch devices, even for a second, you will get no audio input for the time period you switched audio output devices.

You can do the experiment yourself. Go to a YouTube video with a musical countdown. Start the recorder at the top, then at a precise time stamp, switch output audio devices, then at another time stame, switch back, and so on until you get bored with the experiment. Then play back the recorded video and you will hear the audio drop out every time you switch to a different audio output device. And sound will continue to be on-and-off according to however you paced your output switching.

It is a highly counterintuitive quirk in the programming. The audio output device seems to determine audio input to the screen recorder.
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