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xsdaver
January 30th, 2006, 08:21 PM
My installation is a PC in a closet playing music and sending X10 commands. The music is played out of the PC in the closet using the sound card in it. I'm running XP Pro SP2 with updates on an old Soyo Dragon P4S mother board. It's been a reliable setup and is great for lots of storage with four IDE ports.

The plan is to control this PC with a PDA using Remote Terminal Services. This works pretty well. At least when I'm using the on board C-Media audio chipset. It doesn't sound that great, but it works. A small VB app that sends Girder events to change the volume allows good control of the volume.

The problem is, the C-Media chipset doesn't sound that great. I've tried an M-Audio Revolution 5.1, but the LARGE thumps I get ot of it when I turn the amp on and off are not welcome by the other residents in the house. If power goes out and catches Girder unawares, the thumps are downright scary.

So, I'm trying a Via Envy 24 card. Sounds great. But, when I log on from the PDA, the sound card in the PC doesn't seem to be active, so Girder hangs when it trys to adjust the volume. If I log on from a lap top, everything else is the same, it works. Volume changes, Girder is happy, I'm happy. So my question is, does anyone know what the heck is going on? I assume it's because on the laptop I can say I want the audio to stay on the host, where on the PDA I don't see anyway do do that. No .rdp file capability that I can find. But why does it work on the C-Media chipset? Arrrrg. The PDA has the latest WinCE OS.

Requests for Girder:

- Most of my work on this PC is through a wireless keyboard with pointing device. I'm looking for wired keyboard with a reliable pointing device but haven't found one yet. When I change sound cards, I have to go through and use the audio picker for each of my mixer controls and pick the right control on the new mixer. None of these buttons has a hot key associated with it. Even after I've picked the control, I can't just hit enter to select it. One for save and exit would also be appreciated.

- If Girder is set up to talk to a sound card, or any other device for that matter, it would be great if the device didn't seem to respond that Girder would time out and keep going. It does not. It hangs and has to be forcibly terminated. Not terribly elegant.

I'm a little frustrated, but I like the product and what it allows me to do. I just want it to be a little better.

Thanks,
Dave

Promixis
January 30th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Dave,

Hm, I am not sure what the problem is :x

It seems there maybe an issue with the audiomixer not liking the pda.

can you run this lua command when using the pda

mixer.ShowDeviceDetails (0)

xsdaver
January 31st, 2006, 06:55 PM
When I log in from the PDA, Girder hangs. When I log in from a computer, I get this:

There are 1 mixer (s) available on this system.
Enumerating Destinations, Sources, Controls, Channels for device number 0 Name: Envy24 Family Audio (WDM)
Has 3 destinations.
----Destination: 0 Name: Master Speakers Type: 4 Type Name: Speakers LineID: 4294901760
------------Control: 0 Name: Master Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 1 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Master Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 2 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 1311 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 1311 nil
--------Source: 0 Name: Wave Type: 4104 Type Name: Wave Out LineID: 0
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 5 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 6 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
--------Source: 1 Name: SW Synth Type: 4100 Type Name: Synthesizer LineID: 65536
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 7 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 8 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
--------Source: 2 Name: CD Player Type: 4101 Type Name: CD Audio LineID: 131072
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 9 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 10 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
--------Source: 3 Name: Mic Type: 4099 Type Name: Microphone LineID: 196608
------------Control: 0 Name: 20dB boost Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 11 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Set to Front Mic Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 12 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 2 Name: Mic Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 13 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 1 nil
------------Control: 3 Name: Mic Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 14 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 4 Name: Line In Type: 4098 Type Name: Line Level LineID: 262144
------------Control: 0 Name: Line Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 15 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 1 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 1 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Line Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 16 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 5 Name: CD In Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 327680
------------Control: 0 Name: CD Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 17 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: CD Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 18 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 16461 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 16461 nil
--------Source: 6 Name: Video Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 393216
------------Control: 0 Name: Video Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 19 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 1 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 1 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Video Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 20 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 7 Name: Aux Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 458752
------------Control: 0 Name: Aux Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 21 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 1 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 1 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Aux Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 22 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 8 Name: Phone Type: 4102 Type Name: Telephone LineID: 524288
------------Control: 0 Name: Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 23 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 24 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 9 Name: PC Speaker Type: 4104 Type Name: Wave Out LineID: 589824
------------Control: 0 Name: PC Spk Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 25 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: PC Spk Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 26 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 10 Name: PCM SPDIF Type: 4104 Type Name: Wave Out LineID: 655360
------------Control: 0 Name: PCMSPDIF Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 27 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
--------Source: 11 Name: Wave Type: 4104 Type Name: Wave Out LineID: 720896
----Destination: 1 Name: All Channels Output Control Type: 4 Type Name: Speakers LineID: 4294901761
--------Source: 0 Name: Front Speakers Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 1
------------Control: 0 Name: Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 28 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 29 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
--------Source: 1 Name: Subwoofer Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 65537
------------Control: 0 Name: Subwoofer Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 30 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Subwoofer Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 31 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 65535 nil
------------Control: 2 Name: Magic 5.1 Enable Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 32 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
--------Source: 2 Name: Center Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 131073
------------Control: 0 Name: Center Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 33 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Center Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 34 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 65535 nil
------------Control: 2 Name: Center/LFE Mixdown to Front Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 35 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 3 Name: Center/LFE Swap Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 36 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
--------Source: 3 Name: Rear Speakers Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 196609
------------Control: 0 Name: Rear Speaker Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 37 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Rear Speaker Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 38 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
------------Control: 2 Name: Rear Mixdown to Front Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 39 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
--------Source: 4 Name: Back Stereo Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 262145
------------Control: 0 Name: Back Stereo Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 40 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Back Stereo Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 41 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 65535 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 65535 nil
----Destination: 2 Name: Recording Control Type: 7 Type Name: Wave Input LineID: 4294901762
------------Control: 0 Name: Recording Source Type: 1879113729 Type Name: MUX List ID: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Item count: 6
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: nil -4
-----------------Item count: 6
------------Control: 1 Name: Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 3 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 2 Name: DC Remove Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 4 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 1 nil
--------Source: 0 Name: Stereo Mixer Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 2
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 42 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 1 Name: Mic Type: 4099 Type Name: Microphone LineID: 65538
------------Control: 0 Name: Set to Front Mic Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 43 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: 20dB boost Type: 536936449 Type Name: On/Off Switch ID: 44 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 2 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 45 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Mono Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 2 Name: Line In Type: 4098 Type Name: Line Level LineID: 131074
------------Control: 0 Name: NULL Mute Type: 536936450 Type Name: Mute Switch ID: 46 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 0 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 0 nil
------------Control: 1 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 47 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 3 Name: CD In Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 196610
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 48 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 4 Name: Video Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 262146
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 49 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil
--------Source: 5 Name: Aux Type: 4106 Type Name: Analog LineID: 327682
------------Control: 0 Name: Volume Type: 1342373889 Type Name: Volume Fader ID: 50 nil
-----------------Channel: 0 Name: Left Value: 32639 nil
-----------------Channel: 1 Name: Right Value: 32639 nil

Promixis
January 31st, 2006, 10:33 PM
ron???

Ron
February 1st, 2006, 06:18 PM
Please remove audiomixer.dll from the plugin directory. See if the problem is still there.