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alglove

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audio device assignments changing by themselves?
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:03:34 pm »

Hi, folks. Long time listener, first time caller.  :)

We are setting up a system with multiple audio devices (integrated audio + 3 USB DACs), with a separate zone dedicated for each audio device. It works well, until we do something like unplug or turn off one of the DACs, or enter a Windows Remote Desktop session to this computer, with audio redirection to the remote computer enabled.

If we use JRiver under these conditions, JRiver will assign some other audio device to that zone, For example, it will switch over to the integrated audio device for an unplugged DAC, or switch over to the Remote Audio audio device during a Remote Desktop session. Not too surprising. However, once we go back to the normal configuration (plug the DAC back in, or exit Remote Desktop), we find that the audio device for that zone does not revert to its previous state. Instead, it often switches over to the integrated audio device and stays that way.

Note that this happens only if JRiver is opened during a Remote Desktop session or with missing DAC. Any zones accessed during a Remote Desktop are likely to get switched to the integrated audio device after exiting Remote Desktop. By "accessed", I mean playing the zone, or looking at the Audio options for that zone but not touching any of the settings.

Also note that this does not happen when there is only one audio device in the system. Only multiple audio devices.

Any ideas how to make the audio device assignments persistent across missing DACs or Remote Desktop sessions?
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alglove

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Re: audio device assignments changing by themselves?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 03:09:26 pm »

Example test case:

starting configuration:

Windows sound devices:
USB DAC 1
USB DAC 2
IDT integrated audio (default device)

JRiver zones/audio devices:
lobby:  USB DAC 1 [WASAPI]
office:  USB DAC 2 [WASAPI]
desktop:  IDT integrated audio [WASAPI]


Close JRiver. Access this computer via Windows Remote Desktop. Open JRiver.

Windows sound devices:
Remote Audio (default device)

JRiver zones/audio devices:
lobby:  Remote Audio [WASAPI]
office:  Remote Audio [WASAPI]
desktop:  Remote Audio [WASAPI]


Close JRiver. Exit Remote Desktop. Access computer locally. Open JRiver.

Windows sound devices:
USB DAC 1
USB DAC 2
IDT integrated audio (default device)

JRiver zones/audio devices:
lobby:  IDT integrated audio [WASAPI]
office:  IDT integrated audio [WASAPI]
desktop:  IDT integrated audio [WASAPI]


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jacobacci

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Re: audio device assignments changing by themselves?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 11:43:38 am »

Try opening "show options" in the Remote Desktop windows.
Go to "Local Resources", Remote Audio, Settings
Chose "Play on remote computer"

I had the same issue today and that fixed it.
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alglove

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Re: audio device assignments changing by themselves?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 01:12:44 pm »

Hi, jacobacci. You're right, that works! Thanks.
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jacobacci

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Re: audio device assignments changing by themselves?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 01:30:53 am »

Glad it worked.
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