Thanks David. The issue of a blank message has occurred previously here, but
Ella, I am fairly certain I know what is causing your issue. Brian, yours is
different and needs a bit more teasing out.
The problem for Ella lies with modern laptops where microphone and earphone use
the one jack. When you plug in your headphones that cuts off the internal mic.
One solution, which will not produce the finest audio but will at least work,
is to use a set of earphones that come with an iPhone or similar. They include
a mic. A better, but more expensive, solution is to use a USB interface. You
then bypass the computer’s sound card altogether. While such devices need not
be expensive, you then need a compatible mic.
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of David Bailes
Sent: Thursday, 16 January 2020 8:40 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording While Wearing Headphones
Hi Andrew, and anyone else who received a blank message,
Ella's message was:
Hey everyone, I really need some help. I have a win 10 laptop 64 bit with a
combined headphone/microphone port. Although I have no difficulty recording
without headphones plugged in, as soon as I plug in my headphones I can't
record anything. This is true if I use another app like Voice Recorder.
Basically my computer only records what's coming out of my headphones like
screen reader speech, but I can't record anything, such as my voice. I've gone
through all my sound settings and everything looks good. Any help greatly
On Tue, 14 Jan 2020 at 07:43, Andrew Downie <access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
Ella, by the time your email reached here it was blank.
<mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > On Behalf Of Ella Yu
Sent: Monday, 13 January 2020 2:57 AM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [audacity4blind] Recording While Wearing Headphones