Hi Wade, Thanks for the advice.
I was sort of assuming that just deleting everything for my device under
MMDevices\Render and MMDevices\Capture would be frowned upon. I imagined it
could leave dangling references all over the place.
The device is indeed a software device.
From: wdmaudiodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [wdmaudiodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] on
behalf of Wade Dawson [Wade.Dawson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 11 September 2019 16:28
Subject: [wdmaudiodev] Re: The link between Audio Properties and the Driver
Hi Ed. I’m sure this is not a sanctioned practice, but...
For testing purposes, I’ve found that if I delete ALL subkeys FOR MY DEVICE(s)
ONLY under ...MMDevices\Render and ..MMDevices\Capture, then the EP builder (I
assume) recreates them with the names from MediaCategories. In my case its a
USB device so its filters are created / removed upon load / unload. If yours
is a sw device I imagine disabling / enabling via device manager or devcon
should do the trick (unless there are hanging references in which case a reboot
will be required).
PS. If you're having problems manipulating the registry keys, try
- a truly lovely bit of software (Thanks Daniel!)
PPS. I use this tool to search for a value string that only my devices will
contain, usb vid/pid, serial, etc in the ...Render or ..Capture SubTree, then
group select all the found entries and delete them.
Again, Im sure this is non-sanctioned and I would certainly not recommend this
as a production-ready solution, but my experience has been favorable so far
using 10/1809 and 10/1903.
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Subject: [wdmaudiodev] The link between Audio Properties and the Driver
I'm hoping that someone can help here.
I am trying to find the link between the Endpoint information used in a WDM
Audio Driver and the Audio Properties for an endpoint.
When the driver is installed, the AddReg section in the .inf file causes the
EndPoint names top be written to
The Audio Control Panel gets all its information using the MMDeviceApi which
gets all its information from
There was a problem in our .inf file which meant that in the update to 1903 the
EndPoint Names weren't added to the registry. All endpoints were given a
default name of "Digital Output" or "Digital Input" in the Audio Properties.
This is now what is retrieved by the MMDeviceAPI and displayed in the Audio
Reinstalling the driver with a corrected .inf file writes the names correctly
to the MediaCategories section of the registry, but the MMDevices is not
I'd like to write a simple command line program to correct the names but I can
see nothing in the information returned by the MMDevicesApi which links to the
MediaCategories section to be able to retrieve the intended names for the
Am I on completely the wrong path? Is there a better way of updating the
endpoint names in the MMDevices section?
Many thanks in advance