Error opening sound device

hello, can anyone point me in the direction of an error information? I have been going round in circles. all the vids on you tube explaining how to solve this problem seem to be on windows pc and I use iMac
error opening sound device, try changing the host, playback device and project sample rate
I run imac on Monterey my audacity is 3.1.3

many thanks loz

“timestamp”: 1664698247,
“event_id”: “53c5b7064f9c46eba531114da8d641d0”,
“platform”: “native”,
“release”: “audacity@3.1.3”,
“contexts”: {
“os”: {
“type”: “os”,
“name”: “Macintosh”,
“version”: “10.16.0”
“exception”: {
“values”: [
“type”: “Error”,
“value”: “Error opening sound device.\nTry changing the audio host, playback device and the project sample rate.”,
“mechanism”: {
“type”: “runtime_error”,
“handled”: false

I suggest you try Audacity 3.2.0, many people posted about problems with Monterey and 3.1

Also, I am uploading ffmpeg binaries compatible with Audacity 3.2.0 now.