How to record your computer sound

If you set the sound settings correctly in Bandicam and Windows, you'll be able to record all computer sounds.

1. [Windows Vista/7/8/10/11] Record your computer sound

Choose "(Default Output Device)" as Speakers in Bandicam and set "Speakers (or Headphones)" as the default play device (green check mark)view in Windows sound settings.

Bandicam sound recording

2. [No sound] Solutions for sound recording

1) If "(Default Output Device)" is selected, but no sound is recorded, select the speaker (or headphone) device directly.

select speakers or headphones

2) If you still can't record computer sound, check the Windows sound settings as shown below:

Recording computer sound, not plugged in, disabled, ready, set as default device

  • If you see "Not plugged in," connect the audio cable to your computer.
  • If you see "Disabled," select the "Enable" option.
  • If you see "Ready," set "Speakers (or Headphones)" as the default sound device.
  • Select 'Open Volume Mixer' in the system tray, and set the Device/Applications volume to 70-90%view
    Note: If Bandicam is muted in Windows sound settings or volume mixer, you won't be able to record all computer sounds.

3) If the sound settings are correct, you will be able to see the sound bar while recording.

sound bar when recording

4) If you still have a problem with sound recording, try reinstalling the sound card driver, check or uncheck "Run this program in compatibility mode for:view" and try again.

3. How to record computer sound in Windows XP

To record computer sound in Windows XP, choose "Primary Sound Capture Driver" (or audio device to be captured) as the primary sound device in Bandicam. Then, check the "Stereo Mix" option in Windows.

Change recording device

* Windows XP settings (Stereo Mix)

1. Right-click on the Speaker icon in the system tray -> Open Volume control -> Click Propertiesview.

2. Select the 'Recording' icon from the 'Properties' window, and then check the 'Stereo Mix' optionview.

  • If there is no "Stereo Mix" option, you can check “Wake output mix,” “What U hear,” “Stereo out,” “Mixed output,” “Post-mix,” “Loop back,” “SUM,” and the like.

3. Set the volume of Stereo Mix to 70-90%view.

  • If there is a 'Mute' checkbox instead of a 'Select' checkbox, the box needs to be left unchecked.

* Tips

Tip 1) If you use Windows XP, you can't record computer sounds with the 'USB headset/sound device'view.

Tip 2) If the sound is not being recorded even after you've adjusted your setting as above, try reinstalling the sound card driver again.

1) When using Bluetooth earphones or headset

A problem may occur if you use a Bluetooth device as both [Speaker] and [Microphone] at the same time. We recommend you select another sound device for [Speaker] and select a Bluetooth device only for [Microphone]. If you still have problems, please use a USB microphone/headset, or use your smartphone as a microphone.

2) When using a laptop's built-in speaker device

If the computer sound is not being recorded when using the built-in speakers of the laptop, use a USB microphone/headset or reinstall your sound card drivers.

If you still can't record your computer sound, record the sound settings of Bandicam/Windows and send the video file to

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