Windows 10 users with sound drivers from Intel encountered compatibility issues after upgrading to Windows 11. Until Intel prepares an update, you can use a workaround with drivers from Realtek. For some unknown reason, Realtek has not posted the drivers on their site, so you have to look at the site of the manufacturer of …Continue reading "Intel Smart Sound Technology and Windows 11"
I get a lot of conflicting information from Dell and Acer users. The latest audio driver from Realtek 6.0.9147.1 is supposed to solve problems with missing microphone (No input devices found), but in some cases it blocks booting Windows. For now, it is recommended to use the previous version 6.0.8984.1Continue reading "Realtek Windows 11 driver"
Abyssmedia has updated their wonderful product Streaming Audio Recorder. Now it is fully compatible with Windows 10. If someone else does not know – this product works right out of the box, does not install virtual drivers and other garbage. No matter what sound card you have installed – what you hear is what will …Continue reading "Windows 10 recording"
Windows 8 came out for quite some time, so the more people ask me about the changes in the sound subsystem. In fact, everything is very simple – Windows 8 is no different from Windows 7 in terms of sound recording. You still can use the wonderful sound recorder from Abyssmedia.Continue reading "Windows 8 recording"
Microsoft has made a generous gift to fans of the audio recording by implementing “Stereo Mix” feature in the system. Now we do not have the headache of searching for fixed drivers for sound cards. Is all well? In fact, no. The new audio interface does not allow to capture DRM-protected audio streams. We are against piracy, but …Continue reading "Limitations of Windows 7 audio API."
I have got a great news from Abyssmedia today – they released new version of famous i-Sound recorder for Windows 7. This version work only with Window 7 and Windows Vista and not required “Stereo Mix” feature to record streaming audio. It’s worked! By default, i-Sound get audio directly from Speakers with excellent quality. No …Continue reading "“Stereo Mix” no longer required?"
I’m noticed that audio driver for VIA VT3310 High Definition Audio Codec not available from official VIA site. Why? Actually, VT3310 (UAA) is the VIA VT1708 HD Audio Codec. Not sure why it is reporting this uncommon device name, but you can download and install audio driver for VT1708.Continue reading "VIA VT3310 UAA Driver"
The ‘Stereo Mix” input of sound card allows you to record all what you hear. Here is a list of possible applications: Record your voice with background music. Sound card will mix voice and music together. Record both sides of Skype conversations. Record DRM-protected music to standard MP3 files. This is a main reason why “Stereo …Continue reading "Why do i need the “Stereo Mix” feature?"
If you already tested audio drivers from LG and Dell, but still not have Stereo Mix under Windows Vista you can try this driver from Intel: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19282&keyword=idt&DownloadType=Drivers&lang=eng According my subscribers this driver work perfect on DELL Inspiron 1525, Dell Lattitude D531 and Dell XPS M1530.Continue reading "Another driver for Sigmatel"