[wdmaudiodev] Re: Changing default audio device in Windows 7.

  • From: Shawn Lewis <shawnl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:01:34 -0400

Yes and no. I would agree its short sighted on the IE side. But being able to set a "default" device for application? is that possible?

Tim Roberts wrote:
Shawn Lewis wrote:
Maybe I wasnt clear. I am desiging an application, which utilizes say the IE control. Now MOST VIDEO sites and such use MOVE NETWORKS, FLASH, etc. How to control where this sound is to be output?

Their is no way. :( Its up to the user EXIT MY application. Set a default devide in control panel, Start my application, go back to control panel and reset the default...

Not sure thats what a user experience to the positive effect would be called....

You're complaining about something completely different here. Even if there were a programmatic way to change the default audio device, that wouldn't help this situation one bit, because there's still no way for IE to bring up a dialog to choose one.

What you are describing is an application problem, not a system problem. The application here (IE) was too short-sighted to provide a way to select an audio device. Complain to the Internet Explorer team, not to the audio team.
Tim Roberts, timr@xxxxxxxxx
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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