Hello, I'm trying to figure this problem out. With Adobe FME 2.5, when I select "What U Hear" it picks up sound from the X-Fi card just fine. But when I plug in my USB headphones the "What U Hear" no longer picks up any audio. It's like the USB headphones are disabling the system speakers and the "What U Hear". I don't really want the Headphones to disable anything, not even the speakers. This is a Windows Home 64bit OS and Auzentech X-Fi card. Any ideas?
"What U Hear" is a feature from you X-Fi soundcard.
USB headsets come with their own buildin soundcards so that why it's not working for you.
So the thing is.. you can't have USB headset and speakers on at the same time.
You can, in fact, have speakers and a USB headset on at the same time. I regularly have game audio going through my speakers and chat+mic through another source (on-board + USB on the laptop, Audigy2 + on-board on the desktop). However, the program must support multiple sound devices and give you the option to choose device channels to make it work. Windows 2000 and later all support multiple sound devices, but the program must be able to properly read channels; if not, it will a) only work with the "default device" as defined in the Control Panel, or b) only work with a hard coded channel in-software.
"What U Hear" is LOCKED to the X-Fi card, and offers no choice of device channels. The only way to make it work would be to use a passive headset (below) and plug it into the X-Fi card directly.
For some reason I messed up my sound settings. It was making noises when I move the mouse. Then it locked up when I plugged in the headset. Had to do a restore point just to get things working again. I will have to get another headset that uses the soundcard for that program. For now I've stopped trying to figure out FME and went back to using Xsplit.
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