I have three laptops, a Compaq Presario V3000, HP 6510b and a A-105 S8424 Notebook and all three had a common problem. The problem was – When I open ‘Volume Controls‘ and check under Recording Option, ‘Stereo Mix/Wave Out’ option would be missing.

My systems thrive on RealTek HD Audio. I downloaded the latest drivers from RealTek site and installed them, replacing the older ones, but nothing seemed to work out. The solutions listed below should work :

1> Go to your Control Panel –> Sound

2> Select ‘Recording’ tab and you’ll find a list of devices, right click on those devices

3> If Stereo mix is not disabled at the hardware level, then it’ll show up. Set it as default and start using it.

You can refer this link for more info.

4> Get an Audio Splitter. Audio splitter will have input jack at one end and two output jacks at the other end, something like the image shown below:

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5> Get a double ended audio jack as shown below:

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6> Plug the audio jacks to the two output jacks of Audio Splitter and plugin the input jack of Audio splitter to mic input.

This will fix the missing ‘Stereo Mix/Wave Out’ problem in your laptops. In case, this doesn’t solve your problem, read the related post.

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