A strange thing happened recently during some recent attempts to capture audio by "line-in" and also web based audio from you-tube......I have never had a problem before. During stereo recording, the "right" channel record level indicator is BURIED to the max with no recording activity.....the left channel remains fully functional and records to file........during playback, there is no audio on the right speaker and the left speaker comes through fine. Mono mix gives GIVES both LEVELS pinned with NO audio. Recently, I discovered a solution to the problem...all I had to do was move the "systems" CD/Video-in record slider all the way down.....suddenly , as I monitored the record channel levels in my Roxio Easy Audio Capture program, the right channel level "dropped" out of the clipping range and back down into the normal zone......I went to youtube and brought up some audio ....clicked "auto-level" in my capture program and everything was perfect......I captured audio to file and it played back perfect stereo from both speakers..... It doesn't make any sense that I cant control the audio level from the sound cards slider.....maybe the record program has priority over audio levels and somehow, raising the system slider blew the levels out of the water....who knows....all I know is that it worked. I went back to "LINE-IN" recording ....no change, I could not get "stereo" recording levels and still have NO right channel record capability.......I can not capture "right channel audio" . During "line-in" capture attempts , I do not have audio coming through the right speaker....only the left which confirms the issue.
I have installed several different audio capture softwares....every one shows the same results in the capture window.....I am puzzled. I have the latest audio driver......NO change......I have an HP MediaCenter PC ,SP3 with a Realtek AC'97 sound card..........any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help