pyAudio failed to install : Windows 10

When I am trying to install pyAudio using pip install pyaudio I get error. It looks like this :

C:Userspankajkaun>pip install pyaudio
Collecting pyaudio
  Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/ab/42/b4f04721c5c5bfc196ce156b3c768998ef8c0ae3654ed29ea5020c749a6b/PyAudio-0.2.11.tar.gz
Installing collected packages: pyaudio
  Running setup.py install for pyaudio ... error
    Complete output from command c:userspankajkaundesktoppythonpython.exe -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='C:\Users\PANKAJ~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-pw8_ueh5\pyaudio
\setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('rn', 'n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record C:UsersPANKAJ~1AppDataLocalTemp
pip-record-eru_9orvinstall-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile:
    running install
    running build
    running build_py
    creating build
    creating buildlib.win-amd64-3.7
    copying srcpyaudio.py -> buildlib.win-amd64-3.7
    running build_ext
    building '_portaudio' extension
    creating buildtemp.win-amd64-3.7
    creating buildtemp.win-amd64-3.7Release
    creating buildtemp.win-amd64-3.7Releasesrc
    C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio2017BuildToolsVCToolsMSVC14.16.27023binHostX86x64cl.exe /c /nologo /Ox /W3 /GL /DNDEBUG /MD -DMS_WIN64=1 -Ic:userspankajkaundesktoppythoninclude -Ic:userspankajkaundesktoppython
include "-IC:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio2017BuildToolsVCToolsMSVC14.16.27023include" "-IC:Program Files (x86)Windows Kits10include10.0.17763.0ucrt" "-
IC:Program Files (x86)Windows Kits10include10.0.17763.0shared" "-IC:Program Files (x86)Windows Kits10include10.0.17763.0um" "-IC:Program Files (x86)Windows Kits10include10.0.17763.0winrt" "-IC:
Program Files (x86)Windows Kits10include10.0.17763.0cppwinrt" /Tcsrc/_portaudiomodule.c /Fobuildtemp.win-amd64-3.7Releasesrc/_portaudiomodule.obj
    _portaudiomodule.c
    c:userspankajkaundesktoppythonincludepyconfig.h(117): warning C4005: 'MS_WIN64': macro redefinition
    src/_portaudiomodule.c: note: see previous definition of 'MS_WIN64'
    src/_portaudiomodule.c(29): fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'portaudio.h': No such file or directory
    error: command 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\BuildTools\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.16.27023\bin\HostX86\x64\cl.exe' failed with exit status 2

    ----------------------------------------
Command "c:userspankajkaundesktoppythonpython.exe -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='C:\Users\PANKAJ~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-pw8_ueh5\pyaudio
\setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('rn', 'n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record 
C:UsersPANKAJ~1AppDataLocalTemppip-record-eru_9orvinstall-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" failed with error code 1 in C:UsersPANKAJ~1AppDataLocalTemppip-install-pw8_ueh5pyaudio

Any idea what’s going on in here?

Answer

Try this (in admin mode command prompt):

pip install pipwin
pipwin install pyaudio

pipwin is like pip, but it installs precompiled Windows binaries provided by Christoph Gohlke. Saves you a lot of googling and manual downloading.