Author Topic: Make it easier to switch to WASAPI Event (shared) mode\Use New WASAPI driver  (Read 1491 times)

zigzag10

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Having read https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=16030.msg132459#msg132459 I gather that MB is currently configured to use WASAPI in exclusive mode, though it is possible to change this by modifying  MusicBee3Settings.ini – in a process that if I get it right, involves adjusting buffer settings.
  
Earlier this year Microsoft announced that starting with Windows 10, applications using event-mode WASAPI can request buffer sizes smaller than 10ms (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt298187%28v=vs.85%29.aspx); and on the back of this, very recently, a new BASSWASAPI driver has been released, adding support for lower latency Event mode in Windows 10 (http://www.un4seen.com/download.php?basswasapi24).
 
I guess there’s a possibility that some users could be using Windows 7, or even XP (??), which I appreciate may complicate things, but it would be great if MB could capitalise on this improvement and have a simple method of switching between WASAPI Exclusive and Event modes, which doesn’t involve modifying an ini file.
Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 11:42:26 AM by zigzag10

Steven

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but it would be great if MB could capitalise on this improvement and have a simple method of switching between WASAPI Exclusive and Event modes, which doesn’t involve modifying an ini file.

Could it be you are mixing-up some terminology here?
Maybe you meant something like 'wasapi shared' instead of 'event'?


zigzag10

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event mode can be set from the Player preferences panel
I really appreciate you getting back to me Steve and to be completely honest I had have looked that setting on the preference panel – doh!! Anyway, its good news if the improvements in WASAPI shared mode can be achieved be installing the new BASSWASAPI driver.

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but it would be great if MB could capitalise on this improvement and have a simple method of switching between WASAPI Exclusive and Event modes, which doesn’t involve modifying an ini file.

Could it be you are mixing-up some terminology here?
Maybe you meant something like 'wasapi shared' instead of 'event'?



Yep, you're right I should have said 'wasapi shared' - that was written in haste