Request about messy VAIO names

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piflyon
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Request about messy VAIO names

Post by piflyon »

Hi to whom rules the audio world ! (Si besoin je peux tout écrire en français, mais dans le doute....)

I have a request about virtual cables names.
It is really difficult to select the right Input/Output because their names are not consistent.
I use Potatoe on Windows 10

VAIO 1 -> is named VB-audio VoiceMeeter VAIO
VAIO 2 -> is named VB-Audio Voicemeeter VAIO Aux
VAIO 3 -> is named VAIO 3

The difficulty increases as the names are really long, and in some softwares I can't even see the end of the name of the input/Output (the relevant part !).
Could you change that ? Or teach me how to rename these peripherals simplier (VAIO 1, VAIO 2, VAIO 3). The same in Potatoe (at the top of the tracks).

Idem for Cable A,B,C,D... I don't get the same names depending on the software. In Caprice (Amstrad emulator) I get for instance 2 Cable D :
-Cable-D Input (VB-Audio Cable D)
-Cable-D Input (VB-Audio Virtual Cable)
I have not clue of what can be the difference between these two inputs. The same for cable B & C. Cable A ? I don't find it. Maybe it has another name...

I don't know how to put an image in the forum, but believe me : it's a real mess and a real pain to set things up (i use 7 tracks on Potatoe).

I would be very happy if you could clean names, make them shorter ("VB-Audio" instead of "Voicemeeter VB-Audio").

Even writing this post took me a long time because of shearching the names :lol: , I hope you have some idea or plan to make these names easier to find/understand. :geek:
Thank you !
PS: I have some request about Potatoe, but I will write them in the appropriate forum :)
ByronWillis
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Re: Request about messy VAIO names

Post by ByronWillis »

I agree. The naming conventions confuse me as well.

I use Potato. If it were up to me, I'd recommend something like:
Inputs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (where 6, 7, and 8 are virtual)
Outputs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (where 6, 7, and 8 are virtual)

Virtual cable recording / playback devices. VC = Virtual Cable. VP = Voicemeeter Potato.
VC
VC-A
VC-B
VC-C
VC-D
VP-6
VP-7
VP-8
piflyon
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Re: Request about messy VAIO names

Post by piflyon »

Maybe exists a way to rename them directly in Windows ? I did not find yet.
Vincent Burel
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Re: Request about messy VAIO names

Post by Vincent Burel »

nop, device pin name & icon are expected to be hardcoded in the driver (and reset on windows startup)
this is made to avoid confusing in driver pin and detect possible WIN10 update problem.

here it is the History:

The first VAIO came with voicemeeter standard and has been naturally called "Voicemeeter Virtual input".
The second one came with Banana and has been called "Voicemeeter Virtual AUX input"...
And the third came later again with Voicemeeter Potato, and has been logically called "VAIO-3"

If today it appears more consistent to have simple name like VAIO-1, 2, 3... we cannot change it because we cannot evaluate the amount of mail support it could generate. Changing driver name will ask to users to remake the audio device assignation in different applications to connect them to the right device pin...
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