Locked Re: Error In Sound Input #AudioIssues


Just my opinion, but it's not a software issue. Getting WSJT-X & JT-ALERT
pointed to the right sound devices can be a bit confusing and yes issues
can occur if you don't have things setup correctly.

In simple terms, WSJT-X needs to be pointed at the USB Audio CODEC that
your rig or Soundcard interface uses. JT-ALERT on the other hand should not
be pointed at this device, but at your PC soundcard (the one used by your

Hope that helps.

Good luck.


Ron - KJ5XX

On Tue, Feb 15, 2022, 12:28 PM Michael Ernst <mernst@...> wrote:

I have further information on this issue, and I am interested in any
feedback from others who are having intermittent errors regarding "Error in
sound input". If you are also receiving this error, I have two questions:

1) Are you also using JTAlert, and have it set for sound alerts for such
things as needed stations, etc.?
2) Are you using USB speakers for the sound alerts, along with the USB
Audio Codec in WSJT-X?

I have discovered if I change the JTAlert settings sound card from the USB
speakers to a non-USB audio device (in my case I am using a set of
headphones), then the error goes away. I am still trying to determine if it
is an error in the JTAlert software, or a conflict between the USB Audio
Codec driver and the USB Speaker driver. But I am almost certain, at least
in my case that one of these is the culprit.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks and 73,
Mike, AE8U

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