Windows: Non exclusive audio mode possible?

I’m at work at the moment, so I have to do it from memory.

Settings panel - Audio Device

There should be a little cogwheel next to your chosen output. This will open the device settings including the option to turn on/off exclusive access.

Which of these?

Close that, open computer settings to the left, I think. Sorry can’t send you screenshot right now.

There is a lock which shows disabled. But when i click play the lock gets locked automatically again.

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Crap, windows different than Mac, send this question to @Antoine

Sorry mate

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Hello @Bugs,

It’s a setting you can’t change. Unfortunately on Windows the system get exclusive access on your device by default otherwise you won’t be able to play to your device with Audirvāna.

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Ok thanks for the clarification. Then I know about it.

I have now found out that if I activate the kernel mode and then in Voicemeeter Banana as an output device my Steinberg UR22 with ASIO then I have simultaneously sound from Audirvana Studio 2.0 and the Windows sound.

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So i just started a Audirvana Trial just to find out that its unusable for me most of the time

i get it that exclusive sound increases sound quality but listening to background music while also allow other windows sounds to go through is a huge QoL improvement, why audirvana cant offer exclusive and non exclusive mode like the Qobuz Windows Software??? @Antoine

i just started a user poll here: Add Non Exclusive Mode


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well i understand that you say this because exclusive is the best but there is no reason to not have the OPTION to use non exclusive mode

There’s also no reason have non-exclusive mode…
Your poll, my answer.

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Indeed, I never switch exclusive access off. I don’t know if PC users can or cannot.

In Audirvana Studio, no, you cannot disable exclusive access on Windows.

well this means you never had the need to play multiple sources, which seems strange on a normal windows or mac machine

i know we probably all wanna use audirvana as a “high end - audio player” (or we wouldnt spend money on it) for “mainly” our high end system, where most of the time you just wanna exclusivly listen to music

but i would like to use audirvana as my “only” player on my windows machine (since i like it), usable in any situation and not having to resort on other players for example, i dont think this is unreasonable but of course you have your own opinion

No, what it means is, i don’t want to listen to multiple sources through my headphones or my main speakers. I let Audirvāna have them. If I want to hear anything else on my computer, though why I would want to while i’m listening to music I don’t know, it can be through the laptops speakers.

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This is already possible using Wassupi mode , you just need to enable it through Alexa using the remote in landscape mode.

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Two things I am happy about.
!. I use Mac, the mere thought of having to use a PC freaks me out.
! I am happy to use different apps for different purposes, I don’t need, or want ‘one size fits all’ bloatware, iTunes for instance, or Roon, or even AS. Origin is perfect for me.

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