The case of the default audio device from the future


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An amusing behavior of Windows Vista recently came to my attention… sometimes the Sound control panel wants to go
back… to the future!








So far, so good.











D’oh! Luckily, there’s a way to recover…














Voilà tout.

Comments (3)

  1. wisemx says:

    Good job.

    Only thing missing is the background spooky music. ;-)

    btw, 5.1 Audio has been my only nightmare on Vista.

    (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)

  2. Anh Nguyen says:

    Is there an api to change the default play back audio device. Thanks

  3. Maurits says:

    No, but individual apps can play to a device of their own choosing rather than using the default.

    Only the user can change the default device, via the Sound control panel.