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Accessing Stereo Mix


You want to get sound that you're playing back on your PC into vvvv via AudioIn (Devices). Simply select the Stereo Mix (sometimes called Rec. Playback or similar) option on its Driver. If there is no such option try the following to make the option available in vvvv:

Windows Vista/7/8

  • Make sure you have installed correct drivers for your sound card. After having done so restart vvvv and see if the option is now available, if not:
  • Check the Recording settings under: Control Panel > Sound > Recording Tab. Try to right click on empty space and check if Disabled / Disconnected Devices are visible. There you may see disabled devices. Rightclick and enable them, then restart vvvv to see if the option is now available.
Sound Recording Settings
If there are still no other devices than a Microphone under Recording Tab, then the only way to get a sound back from the sound card is to grab a cable and physically connect line-out and line-in (if you have one) on your machine.

If this doesn't work for you as well you'll need a different soundcard to get this going. You can still play audio files though with FileStream (DShow9), FileStream (Bass), WavePlayer (DShow9) and the likes.

Windows XP

Create a AudioRecordSelector (System) node.

  • If it is red: you don't seem to have a soundcard or no driver installed for it.
  • If it is not red: check the Device to see if there are some devices available, choose 'Stereo Mix'.

Here is how it looks like:


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~14h ago

joreg: another release candidate is out for the weekend: beta36-release-candidate #vvvv please test and report!

~2d ago

microdee: I realized that I will just do those updates on separate branches, Still stay tuned...

~2d ago

microdee: I'm making mp.* packs CI and release friendly. Meanwhile vpm downloads might not work with them for a bit. Stay tuned...

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~3d ago

karistouf: thank you joreg

~3d ago

joreg: good to hear!

~3d ago

Xini: the old problem was the renderer on a second screen freezing when fullsize, under certain conditions which i can't remember now...

~3d ago

Xini: @joreg now i got hold of a projector and i tested, should be fine! :D @joreg

~3d ago

joreg: i'm not exactly sure what "old problem" you're talking about. have you tested if it still exists?

~4d ago

Xini: tx @joreg . Do you think it's better for me to install a 32bit version of vvvv, or is there another workaround for that old problem?