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Windows - Enabling Stereo Mix

February 2016

[Windows] Enabling Stereo Mix

It can happen on Realtek sound cards, for example, the input for Stereo Mix does not appear.
In reality it exists but has been disabled.


Windows Vista

  • Go to Control Panel -> Classic View -> Sound -> Recording Tab -> Right click on the list -> Display disabled devices.
  • The StereoMix icon shall be displayed in the list. Click on it.
  • In the window that opens up (Device usage) select "Use device"

Windows 7

The principle is the same as for Windows Vista, except that the control panel is not quite the same.

Windows XP

  • First, double click the speaker icon in the taskbar.
  • A mixing interface should appear. Click on Options/Properties.
  • Select the Recording Tab and check the Stereo Mix option(Stereo Mix).
  • Turn on the mixing interface and check the Select the Stereo Mixer option.
  • Click on OK to finalize the operation.
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