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Edcast won't pick up audio when every other Windows app can using the same device


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I'm using the latest version of Edcast and for some reason I can't seem to pick up audio. I'm pointing it to the very same audio device that other encoders such as Windows Media Encoder use to stream with. All other softwares that look to that source pick up audio just fine, but when I use Edcast, no audio registers on the RMS meters and nothing is being streamed to my IceCast server.

 

I'm using Windows XP (I know, I know) and I can't recall the exact audio hardware off the top of my head (it's a remote radio station that I can't gain access to right now). I've never had this problem and I've been using Edcast on dozens and dozens of Windows machines of all shapes and sizes. Has anyone had a similar issue? Can anyone offer some clues as to what could be causing this? I know there's not much to go on. Let me know if you want any further information and I can see about finding it for you. (Yes, I've uninstalled Edcast and reinstalled it)

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Heres how I fixed that problem, (a crazy way but it worked). Delete the edcast folder from program files and then install edcast standalone version 3.3.25.130, it will also install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 as well. Then delete the edcast folder again in program files and then reinstall the latest version of Edcast and it should work now. Not sure if it was just the installing of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 that made it work or installing the old version first, what ever it was it fixed mine. Good luck. Ive attach the old version of edcast if you dont have it. And theres nothing wrong with using XP, I still plan to use it for as long as I can.

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Wow, thanks Johny! You know, I might try installing Visual C++ 2005 separately and then give the new Edcast a try. Then try the old Edcast path. I've now got two radio station broadcast PCs in the same station group building that are doing this. Odd because I've had 70+ stations that never had this issue and now suddenly one group has two stations that have the same trouble. I guess that's not entirely bizarre since their Windows deployment method is probably installing some array of software and drivers across all PCs that is causing this issue. Therefore it would stand to reason that the same issue would be seen a few times in the same group. Then again, they've got a few other station PCs that this hasn't been an issue for.

 

It's all giving me a headache. :rolleyes:

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The only other option you have is to use Virtual Audio Cables it seems to work rather well with Edcast.

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If there are no special reasons to use edcast, try MB RECASTER .. a free tool ... using that we replaced edcast

 

Awesome, I'll look into it. I haven't heard of that before.

 

The only other option you have is to use Virtual Audio Cables it seems to work rather well with Edcast.

 

...and yet another thing I haven't heard of. Googling... (Thanks!)

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