Windows 10: Stereo mix not showing up

Discus and support Stereo mix not showing up in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; The stereo mix won't show up under the recording tab on sound, and the realtek also won't show up on my device manager. However, it can be seen on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Jk_a, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Jk_a Win User

    Stereo mix not showing up


    The stereo mix won't show up under the recording tab on sound, and the realtek also won't show up on my device manager. However, it can be seen on my program files. I already tried installing realtek again but it still won't show up, and my computer is already up-to-date.

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  2. Stereo mix showing but not showing audio

    A potential solution for those who use digital outputs to a separate sound system for your sounds (rather than speakers or headphones), and have tried all the normal suggestions when Stereo Mix shows up on the recording tab, but shows no audio, and programs
    such as Audacity won't record a signal.

    I use digital optical out from my sound card (Realtek High Definition Audio) to my sound system. There are therefore no speakers connected, and no speakers show in the sound settings. And no audio showing in Stereo Mix.

    However, connecting headphones instantly solves the problem - stereo mix shows audio, programs like Audacity can record again (plugging headphones in the headphones jack makes no difference to the digital optical output signal = does not mute it).

    I would be really interested to know why Stereo Mix will not show audio if there are no speakers or headphones connected.
     
    kafkaschimp, Oct 26, 2021
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  3. Ruz San Win User
    Stereo Mix Not Showing

    It appears that the driver is not recognized by the computer. Your audio chipset drivers may be outdated, that's why Stereo Mix does not appear in the list of devices. We suggest checking the device manufacturer if there are available updates for the drivers.

    Once you're done updating the audio chipset drivers, check again if the missing device will appear.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
    Ruz San, Oct 26, 2021
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  4. Stereo mix not showing up

    Windows 10 Stereo Mix

    Hi Nicholas,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1:

    Try the following steps to enable the stereo mix and check if that help.



    a) Right click on the audio icon in your system tray and select “Recording Devices” to open the Recording device settings in the “Sound” window.



    b) In the pane, right-click on a blank area, and make sure both “View Disabled Devices” and “View Disconnected Devices” options are checked. You should be able to see the “Stereo Mix” option appearing.



    c) Right-click on “Stereo Mix” and click “Enable” to be able to use it.



    This should enable the “Stereo Mix” on Windows



    Method 2:

    If the issue persists then I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the sounds card driver and check if it helps.


    • Right Click on Start, Select Device Manager.

    • Find and double-click the category of device whose driver you wish to uninstall.

    • Right-click the device, and click Uninstall.

    • Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click
      OK to remove the driver.

    • After the uninstallation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible


    Hope the above information helps. Reply with necessary information and the result to help you further. Thank you.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Oct 26, 2021
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