Audacity records silence when using a Bluetooth headset as a recording device

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The default project sample rate in Audacity (and, indeed, most other devices) is 44100 Hz, whereas most Bluetooth headsets utilize different sample rates: 8000 Hz, 16000 Hz and, rarely, 24000 Hz.


In order for Audacity to record audio from a Bluetooth headset, the sample rate must be set to a value supported by your bluetooth device. To do that, go to Audio Setup -> Audio Settings and then set Project Sample Rate to a setting supported by your headset. Typically, this will be 16000 Hz.

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