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

  • From: Rian Chung <Rian.Chung@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 01:10:44 +0000

Currently we do not have the concept of a default device per application.  You, 
as an application developer, may choose any specific device (which is 
essentially an application default device) or use what the user has set as 
their preferred playback device (default device).


From: wdmaudiodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:wdmaudiodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shawn Lewis
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3:02 PM
To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [wdmaudiodev] Re: Changing default audio device in Windows 7.

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<mailto:timr@xxxxxxxxx>

Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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