Author Topic: Output switch hotkey  (Read 4171 times)

Rotem K.

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Steven,

listening to music I have MusicBee's output set to DirectSound > SPDIF.

When I'm done listening and want to switch to something else, say a video, since SPDIF is a bit perfect output and has only one audio session a time, I need to go to preferences menu and switch it back to DirectSound > Speakers to hear anything outside MusicBee.

If it's possible, could you please add an hotkey setting that will switch between the outputs ?

Thanks,
Rotem

Steven

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listening to music I have MusicBee's output set to DirectSound > SPDIF.
did you mean WASAPI -> SPDIF ?

if it is wasapi, it should be releasing the output device from exclusive use when you stop the music file ie. without needing to switch back to directsound


Rotem K.

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But, WASAPI SPDIF works too, and as you said, releases the hold when nothing is playing.

So unless DirectSound is any better then WASAPI, I guess there's no need for the hotkey as I'll just use that.

Thanks!

Rotem K.

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I'm using the WASAPI SPDIF setting, but there's an issue now every time MusicBee moves between songs.
I have cross-fade on, and every time a song ends there's a gap in the sound, where the WASAPI releases the output exclusivity, and then gain it again for the next song.

"UNLOCKED' and then "PCM 2/0" appears on the receiver.

Also the first half second of any song I manually start gets cut with the same issue. like a delay till the WASAPI or the receiver gets the output or playback going.

Is there anything that can be done about this ?
Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 01:15:18 PM by Rotem K.

Steven

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if you have cross-fading enabled in the player preferences then there should only be one continous stream until you click the stop button. I will probably need to report this to the bass developer so you will need to go back to using directsound for now