Alienware Aurora R11 (i7-10700F) with Sound BlasterX G6
Windows 11 Home
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
Audio Output with ASIO on SBxG6 works as expected
Audio Output with WASAPI on SBxG6 on exclusive mode works as expected
Audio Output with WASAPI on SBxG6 not on exclusive mode does not work (skips all tracks)
Audio Output with System Output does not work (skips all tracks)
Problem appeared after installing WIndows 11
It’s not urgent, but it would be nice to have it fixed
Of course the exclusive mode on the soundcard is “better” (theoritically) but it inhibits any sound notifications (for calls etc), it’s annoying. You can’t even put the music on pause to allow other application to use sounds… In other words, I can’t listen on the desktop unless I stop doing every other activity.
This may be an issue specific to the SBxG6 driver and Windows 11. I’ve got RealTek audio hardware on my Gigabyte Aorus Elite motherboard, and Roon is working properly with it using WASAPI in both non-exclusive and exclusive modes under Windows 11.
A driver update of Creative Command fixed the issue this afternoon.
Btw, the update also fixed the problem where the dac failed to report its capabilities to the system (32bits/384kHz) and was seen by it as a 16/96 card.
Thank you once more @Carl and @Geoff_Coupe