[wdmaudiodev] Re: Detecting and blocking microphone usage

  • From: Mike Kemp <mjk@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:26:46 +0100

It would be a good feature for Windows itself to report when an app can't open an audio input due to privacy rules.

When Windows 10 April update installed it took me a long time to find out why an app I wrote years ago for monitoring the audio input (for silence exceeding 30 seconds, a signal monitoring requirement) stopped working. There was no indication that MS had started locking out the microphone globally.

A user notification that microphone was not available to my app because... would be very useful.


     Mike Kemp, Technical Director, Sintefex Audio, Lda

On 21/06/2018 17:44, Matthew van Eerde (Redacted sender Matthew.van.Eerde for DMARC) wrote:

There’s no API to be able to audit failed attempts by other apps to access the microphone (and I’m not aware of a native Windows report) but that sounds like a good feature request – can you file it in Feedback Hub?


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