Hey VP, leave my microphone alone!

michael-harrison wrote on 6/10/2020, 11:10 AM

I've looked through both public and internal settings and haven't found a way to tell VP to leave the microphone alone.

I'm doing other things (most often on a video call) and on startup VP touches the microphone and cuts me off.

I'm *never* going to use the recording capability in VP so I'd rather disable it altogether.

Is there a way to do that?

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Musicvid wrote on 6/10/2020, 3:43 PM

Not natively that I know of, traditionally the last-opened Windows application sequesters the audio drivers, but you might ask on the scripting forum

fifonik wrote on 6/10/2020, 4:41 PM

I'm the second one on this feature request.

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lenard-p wrote on 6/10/2020, 5:53 PM

I was looking into this program the other day, it's used for routing audio, and I'd be using it for the OBS reason in this video. It might be possible to ensure vegas can' ever access your microphone. Software can autostart at boot. I haven't installed yet, if anyone is more familiar with it, they can chime in.

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 6/11/2020, 12:47 AM

I think who's in control of how audio devices get shared or appropriated for exclusive use depends on how Vegas is configured. If Vegas is configured to use the Microsoft Sound Mapper (Preferences, Audio Device), then Windows can control it if the driver permits it to. The Windows control is in Settings, System, Sound...

But you can always bypass Windows control in Vegas by specifying explicitly which mic device you want Vegas to use to record in Preferences, Audio Device. I find doing that more convenient with external usb audio. Again, the audio device driver usually has settings on whether it will allow exclusive or shared use. Generally since I often pop in and out of Vegas to do audio edits to Vegas audio tracks with external apps like Sonar, Sound Forge, or Audacity, shared access to playback devices is required. But I usually keep mic access exclusive.

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michael-harrison wrote on 6/11/2020, 10:23 AM

@Howard-Vigorita your image link is broken.

Unfortunately I don't have the controls I expect from VP The only options I have for audio recording devices are:

Microsoft Sound Mapper
Microsoft Sound Mapper - Left
Microsoft Sound Mapper - Right

None of the legitimate system input devices are listed.

I've recently gone through all my devices and set them to shareable at the system level. I'll have to keep an eye out for any new problems that causes.

[time passes]

I see now that if I select "Windows Classic Wave Driver" that I'm able to choose a specific input and output device. I'll have to try that and see how it affects stability as well as the takeover issue I'd been having

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 6/11/2020, 10:51 AM

@Howard-Vigorita your image link is broken.

Odd, looked fine after I posted it. Just re-upped the image.

Cameras: Z-Cam E2 classic, Canon XF305, JVC GV-LS2, Canon 6D w/L-glass line.
Laptop: Dell XPS15-9570; i7-8750h 32gb (integrated Intel UHD-630 & Nvidia GTX-1050Ti)
Road: Intel NUC i7 8809g 32gb (integrated AMD VegaM 4gb graphics and Intel HD630)
Workstation: i9 9900k 32 gb (Sapphire AMD Radeon VII 16gb graphics and integrated Intel UHD630)
Workstation2: e5 1650v4 128 gb (Sapphire Nitro+ RX5700xt Navi 8gb graphics)
Workstation3: i7-980X 24gb (Sapphire Nitro+ Vega64 8gb graphics)
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