Problem recording sound - Realtek Stereo Mix
Hello! I'm new to the forum, and hope you can help me with an annoying problem which has recently occurred on my Dell 5577 Gaming Laptop?
I am no longer able to record sound from my Laptop. This seems to have coincided with a windows 10 update, but I can't be sure.....
I can play sound through the speakers and headphones, but anything that records audio (Audacity, Corel ScreenCap, Ashampoo) no longer works.....If the sound source is de-selected, I can record video, but with no audio. As soon as I select "Realtek Stereo Mix" as the sound source, the recording software refuses to record anything....
I have checked that "Realtek Stereo Mix" is enabled in sound settings, and that it is selected as the sound source in the recording software. I have updated all the drivers and the settings for the realtek say I have the latest driver (22.214.171.12442 Sept 2017).
Any help would be appreciated! I My understanding of these things is limited - I gather "Realtek" is the sound card in the laptop? How can it play sounds but not allow recording?