4 Ways to Fix ShareX Is Not Recording Audio In Windows (Easily)

ShareX is one of the best lightweight apps when it comes to recording screens with genuine quality audio and video. But, when you use the app further and use several devices(audio input/output) in your system there is a chance that you might face an issue i.e. ShareX Is Not Recording Audio In Windows. 

ShareX Is Not Recording Audio In Windows

So, in this particular post, I will be mentioning the best ways to overcome this issue with ease. 

1. Check the audio source in-app

There are times when the audio source is changed or left empty due to some missing files or updates in ShareX or some other device plugged in and out of the system. Hence, you can check for the audio source in-app and make sure the apt one is selected.

adjust sharex audio source

Steps:

  1. Download ShareX and install it.
  2. Then, Open “Task settings” 
  3. Look for “Screen Recorder” and open it
  4. Click on “Screen recording options
  5. Then, look for “Audio Source” 
  6. So, if a source is already selected then just make sure it is your device and if none of the sources is selected then click on “Install recorder devices
  7. Now, install the source and again go on to “audio source” and make sure the accurate one is selected
  8. And still, you are unable to select any audio source then just Download the additional file at the top 
  9. Once it is downloaded just re-launch ShareX and done

If this does not fix the issues, you will have to go through some of the system settings to resolve the mic input issues.

2. Enable Microphone Driver

There are also times when users face issues because of driver error or because the driver is somehow disabled by the system or the user by mistake. So, all you have to do is enable the microphone driver from the system’s audio input options.

enable micrphone driver

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for “Audio inputs and outputs
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Look for “Microphone
  7. Right-click on it
  8. Click on the “Enable” option if it is disabled
  9. After it is done
  10. Look for “Action” at the top side
  11. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  12. And done 

Next, you will have to go on to the system microphone settings to alter some changes. Following are the steps.

adjust microphone level 2

Steps:

  1. Look for the volume icon in the right corner
  2. Right-click on it 
  3. Click on the “Sound” option and go on to “Recording Devices
  4. Then, double click on the microphone device which is visible
  5. And then just adjust the level to increase or decrease the volume i.e. being recording in
  6. Also, make sure that it is in an “un-mute” state.
  7. And done

Make sure to check the keyboard and disable the mute button for the microphone, if you have pressed it by mistake.

3. Go through Windows Sound Input

There are times when the input device for a specific action is altered because of multiple device usage which results in further changes or probable errors in the input settings which is kind of rare too. Anyways following are the steps to change the input settings.

choose input device

Steps:

  1. Click on the Windows start button
  2. Open settings then go on to the “System” option
  3. Then open the “Sound” option
  4. Look for “Input” and now make sure that “Microphone (Realtek) Audio” input is selected

Then, you will have to allow the microphone from the privacy settings.

allow apps to access microphone

Steps:

  1. Search for “Microphone” in the windows search bar
  2. Open “Microphone Privacy Settings” 
  3. Then make sure the “Apps Access to Microphone” is enabled 
  4. Then have a look below, the number of apps that can access the mic is listed and make sure ShareX is also mentioned and the access should be turned on for that, if not then turn it on.
  5. And done

If this method didn’t work for you then go on to the next one.

4. Update Audio Drivers 

At times when the drivers are not updated in the system, many functions tend to be dysfunctional a bit and for which you need and should check the drivers over time. Hence, last but not least updating the drivers manually can solve the issue.

update microphone driver

Steps:

  1. Click on the Windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Look for “Audio inputs and outputs
  4. Expand by clicking on it
  5. Look for “Microphone
  6. Right-click on it
  7. Now, “Update Driver Software
  8. First, click on “Search automatically for the updated driver software
  9. Then again go on to update the driver software
  10. Click on “Browse my computer for driver software
  11. Then select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers
  12. Now, select a driver from the list mentioned and then just proceed and update the driver
  13. Look for “Action” at the top side
  14. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  15. And done
  16. Now just restart the system

Or you can follow this alternative:

You can also use a 3rd party app which tends to be one of the best free tools to manage and update drivers automatically i.e. Driver Booster.

DriverBoosterinterface

Steps:

  1. Firstly, download Driver Booster and install it.
  2. Then, Run it.
  3. Now click on the “Scan” button
  4. Now it will begin the scanning process and will scan for all the outdated drivers in the system.
  5. Once the scanning is done, in the next window there will be a list that shows the number of drivers to be or has been updated.
  6. Now select the particular driver and update the driver
  7. Or just click on update all (make sure to have a good internet connection)
  8. And once the updating process is finished
  9. You are done
  10. Now restart the system and you are done

FAQs

How to record audio in ShareX?

For this, you will have to go on to task settings and make sure the audio source and the additional file are already downloaded for recording the audio in ShareX.

How do I record my screen on ShareX?

Just press the hot-key combinations you have set or go on to the app and directly start screen recording from the capture option.

Conclusion

So, above were some of the best methods to fix the issues regarding ShareX and its audio recording options in Windows. Hence, If you found this article useful or think it might be useful to any of your friends or family, share it with them. 

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Shreyash Pradhan
Member of Team TJ and a potential geek!

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