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    Windows 8.1 Stereo Mix in Missing – Few Solutions to Enable Stereo Mix

    Enable Stereo Mix on Windows 8.1

    Enable Stereo Mix on Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 was recently released by Microsoft. It is the latest windows version and upgraded version of Windows 8. Many people who have upgraded to Windows 8.1 have also seen that Stereo Mix is missing from the Recording Section in Volume Controls.

    “No Stereo Mix on Windows 8.1 is the same problem where Stereo Mix or Wave Out is missing which doesn’t allow user of windows OS to do Playback Recording.

    If you are using Microsoft OS other than Windows 8.1 then please check the following posts on How to Enable Stereo Mix for the following Operating Systems:

    Solution to “No Stereo Mix Problem” for Windows XP and Vista | Windows 7 | Windows 8

    Here are few solutions to Enable Stereo Mix in Windows 8.1. I will keep updating the post as an when I get more information on this.

    SOLUTION 1: Before you try looking for Installing and uninstalling of Drivers, Try doing this first (for only Windows 8.1 users)

    1. Click on Start Button and type MMSYS.CPL and press enter.
    2. Select the Recording tab and right-click on the blank area.
    3. Check “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices”.
    4. Now Stereo Mix should show up. Set it as default.

    SOLUTION 2: Use Virtual Audio Cable

    1. Download Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) to resolve missing stereo mix problem

    SOLUTION 3: Use Audio Splitter

    1. Get Audio Splitter (one audio jack on one end and two audio jack inputs at the other end). Check the below image.
      Audio Splitter

      also buy a double ended audio jack cable ( 3.5mm 2 male pin audio stereo plug). Check the below image.
      3.5mm 2 male pin audio stereo plug

      You plug this into one of the audio input jacks from the splitter then plug the other end into your mic input (usually pink). Then plug some headphones into the other input jack from the splitter.

    SOLUTION 4: How to Record Stereo-Mix Sound in Windows 8.1 ?

    If you know any other alternative to Enable Stereo Mix on Windows 8.1. Please leave a comment…

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    One Comment

    1. Robertnik says:

      Work audio record with Windows 8.1 Audacity. Select Windows WASAPI. Audio+Video Fraps(defalc settings).

      Sory my english…

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