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Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:19 am
by Vincent Burel
In some cases, WIN10 update can bring some problems and disturb our audio driver installation.
After each WIN10 update, we recommend to check your windows audio configuration: what is your default playback device and what is your default recording device (and default communication devices too if needed).

With WIN10 April 2018 Update comes new Windows options related to Microphones or any recording device:
Go to your Privacy Settings for Microphone (and camera) and switch the main switch to "on" if it is set to "off"

With WIN10 October 2018 Update the default audio format of our virtual audio cable could have been changed to 8000 Hz Mono !?! we don't know why, but we recommend to change it in 44100 Hz Stereo (in Windows Control Panel / Sound Dialog box -> Properties / Advanced Tab).

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After WIN10 update, if you get problem in the sound (stability problem) or you get strange behavior with audio application (bad audio, frozen app), we recommend to re-install Voicemeeter and our Virtual Cable by the following steps:

1- DeInstall Voicemeeter and REBOOT.
2- DeInstall VB-CABLE and REBOOT.
3- Check in Control Panel / Device Manager that there is no more Voicemeeter or VB-CABLE audio device controller or Audio I/O present (some of them could have been marker DISABLED and must be removed/de-installed too).

4- Check your windows audio for some time (that youtube works, your game works, audacity works etc...)

5- ReInstall VB-CABLE and REBOOT
6- ReInstall Voicemeeter and REBOOT.
7- Go in Windows Control panel / Sound Dialog box to set your default playback device and default recording device.

Check that Voicemeeter Devices are correctly named and displayed with right icon:

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8 - ReStart Voicemeeter.

Re: Voicemeeter problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:41 am
by zapoqx
Thanks for the heads up. I am probably gonna reinstall it anyways right now as the icons are completely changed over after the update. Also, not sure if its my sound drivers or what, but my mic that I recently got is now overly sensitive, even with using the realtek noise suppression.

Re: Voicemeeter problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:59 am
by Vincent Burel
yes, if our icons have been replaced by generic icons, it means a process has re-installed our driver without using our procedure.
And this also can bring problems, so it's better to re-install Voicemeeter and VB-CABLE in this particular case.

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 am
by LoneStar
I needed to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 which included an update to Build 15063 (Creator's Update). The Macro Buttons no longer respond with this new install. I do not know if it is a Windows problem or I have the button coding wrong.

This is one of my macro button instructions...

Command.Load="D:\Game Stuff\VoiceMeeter\VoiceMeeter Banana\VoiceMeeter Banana Profiles\1-ONLINE-HEADSET ONLY-BoS-TS3-ShadowPlay.xml";

The above was working button instructions a copied and saved to notepad prior to reinstalling Windows. The macro buttons were working with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Is there something I need to change to get the Macro Buttons working again?

Thank You,

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:26 am
by Vincent Burel
you can test macro button with a simple function like
strip(0).mute=1
strip(0).mute=1
to see if it works generally speaking...
and check your disk/file path (if wrong, it will do nothing).

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:55 pm
by LoneStar
Pasted the functions...

strip(0).mute=1
strip(0).mute=1

into the "Request for Initial State" box. When I select the button or enter the assigned hotkey, the button flashed and nothing occurs...audio not muted.

Rechecked the disk/file path. It is correct. Below is the disk/path that I copied with Shift+copy "Copy as Path".

"D:\Game Stuff\VoiceMeeter\VoiceMeeter Banana\VoiceMeeter Banana Profiles\1-ONLINE-HEADSET ONLY-BoS-TS3-ShadowPlay.xml"

Thank You

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:23 pm
by Vincent Burel
well, the first goal is to check that MAcroButtons app works
so make a regular test:

REQUEST for button ON: strip(0).mute=1
REQUEST for button OFF: strip(0).mute=0

which version are you using ?

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:02 pm
by LoneStar
No need to go any further. The problem did involve VoiceMeeter or Windows 10. It was me. I pasted the functions in the wrong box. I pasted the functions in the "Request for Initial State:" box. The correct box should be "Request for Button ON / Trigger IN:" box.

Sorry I had to bother you with my dumb mistake.

Thank You,

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:55 pm
by Ron Mcpherson
i have had a problem with voicemeeter banana since the April 2018 win10 update in which all of of wireless devices disconnect from the computer network and the wireless mouse and keyboard have lag. If the program is active, this interference occurs and wireless devices drop their connection to the network and when i close the program, all the wireless devices reconnect and are happy. I unstalled and reinstalled the cables and voicemeeter banana as per the instructions above but the problem remains. Any additional suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Ron

Re: Voicemeeter or Audio problem after WIN10 update

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:18 pm
by emgotcha77
Hello everyone.

I already wrote some stuff about my April-Update problems on twitter.

Here again the whole story:

For all my inputs in Voicemeeter Banana i see an error message in "System settings / Options":
- for WDM: Failed to Open Input Device: pAudioClient->Initialize return error -2147024891 (0x80070005)
- for MME: Failed to Open Input Device: Function waveInOpen failed: Undefined external error.

KS inputs work, for some unknown reason :?:

Outputs work, whatever mode i use.

I tried step 1-6 + restart, already, mutliple times.

What really puzzles me is that KS-inputs seem to work and all outputs are ok too...

Any log files i can attach / send you? I searched a little bit in C: but couldn't find anything that looks like a VB*.log .

Oh, installed version is 2.0.4.0.