[wdmaudiodev] Re: Vista Build 5270 + friendly names for audio driver wave devices

  • From: uwe kirst <u.kirst@xxxxxx>
  • To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 09:29:51 +0100

Hello Mitch,
hello Jeff,
hello everyone who is interested in adding friendly names to audio devices under vista.

Mitchell Rundle wrote:

Yes, you can do that.  The friendly name lookup is added to the registry
by ks.inf (search ks.inf for "MediaCategories").  You can add additional
friendly names via your inf following the same pattern.

According to your description I was now able to add my own friendly names from my .inf file. But there is a drawback compared to xp:
There is no instance id added to the friendly name.
If your are using multiple audio cards of the same type in your computer, xp adds an instance id to the device name of the second card.
E.g.: if the first device of the first cards is named


the first device of the second card is named (under xp, not vista)


The instance id is missing under vista.
All cards have the same name.
Does anyone know how to add the instance id to the friendly name by the .inf file under vista?



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