AVS Forum banner

1 - 20 of 144 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·



Download at www.marcsapps.co.uk

 

AVR Audio Guard is a Windows program that fixes the "Silent Stream Bug" that

affects many owners of Audio Devices attached to A/V receivers, especially those

with Nvidia High Definition Audio devices on their Graphics card.

 

Formerly known as AVR Audio Switch Fix, I recently made huge changes to the

way the program works so that it is more responsive, less system intensive and

far more resilient. I felt that after effectively rewriting the entire program, since

the code was all new, the name should be too.

 

So AVR Audio Guard  was born, and you can find it on my new site:

www.marcsapps.co.uk

 

If you like the program, or the site, please click the "Like" button in the top

right corner of the site to spread the word among your Facebook friends.

 

Please note: because the site is new, some over eager AV/Firewall products

will warn you that the downloads may be unsafe, but they are perfectly fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,638 Posts
I was using the "ati anti pop" app from the slysoft forum. I think it did something similar to yours to stop the constant click of the receiver.


But SP1 seemed to fix it for me so I stopped running it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
ah yes, didn't know someone had already written something, not very obviously named is it?


he says it only works for ATI cards so perhaps mine will still be useful for people with Nvidia cards.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
569 Posts
I think SP1 only made my situation a little bit better.

I get to hear a few more syllables.

GeForce GTX 460

Onkyo TX-NR1008
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Thank you for this program! This fixed the most irritating issue of my htpc setup. I was going crazy with the source selector constantly switching withs it's pop noise with windows sounds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephenishere
Thank you for this program! This fixed the most irritating issue of my htpc setup. I was going crazy with the source selector constantly switching withs it's pop noise with windows sounds.
glad you found it useful
It's had 20+ downloads so far and you're the first person to say anything so i wondered if it actually worked for anyone else!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
THIS IS A GREAT FIX! I can't believe this solution isn't more publicized. This problem had been bothering me for a while, I finally decided to do something about it and like other people with NVidia cards, the SP1 update did not help my problem.


Way to go! Thank you for the fix.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Hey MarcD2K11! Thank you for your work! If you don't mind here's a little feedback and few wishes



The one problem with your program is that it doesn't resume its function after I switch on/off the TV which is hooked up to the receiver (in this case both displays start blinking, as if I connect another monitor. The sound is interrupted too). It keeps sitting in the task bar but in fact it doesn't work. Maybe it's possible to implement some kind of mechanism to detect when the silent stream was interrupted and restart it automatically? Or kind of button "Restart"?


And also would it be possible to put in in System tray so it won't take up the space on the task bar?



Thank you again!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Sorry to bump an old thread.


I am an Nvidia user with this very issue. Is there any solution to it?


I just downloaded the app, seems to work great - thanks. However, is there a way to force it to tray instead of constantly having it on the taskbar?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,534 Posts
You can make the app run as a service - however, I am not sure if you can keep it as a tray icon or not - but at least you could access it through the normal Services interface. Another advantage is that it can run even before you login!


An example:

http://serverflux.com/windows-tutori...ystem-service/


You can also google around for plenty of (old?) examples of converting an app to a service that is always running.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxleung /forum/post/21948868


You can make the app run as a service - however, I am not sure if you can keep it as a tray icon or not - but at least you could access it through the normal Services interface. Another advantage is that it can run even before you login!


An example:

http://serverflux.com/windows-tutori...ystem-service/


You can also google around for plenty of (old?) examples of converting an app to a service that is always running.

Thanks!


Figured it out by using "Trayconizer". Works like a charm. Problem is now that the audio device changes I have to restart the program... Ugh
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
this is a link to my more recent build, with a reinitialize button to allow you to restart the silent stream if it gets interrupted by turning off your tv or changing sources on your receiver. When i get some time i'll look at adding tray icon functionality


link deleted - most recent link is now in post #1
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarcD2K11 /forum/post/21949208


this is a link to my more recent build, with a reinitialize button to allow you to restart the silent stream if it gets interrupted by turning off your tv or changing sources on your receiver. When i get some time i'll look at adding tray icon functionality

http://www.mediafire.com/?ryx7tlvipnlsxp2

Thank you.


Are you willing to share the source code so I can edit it to my likings if I have to?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
yeah i suppose so, there's nothing particularly complicated in it. I wanted to get it to detect when windows was using exclusive mode (bitstream) but that's way above my level..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarcD2K11 /forum/post/21949629


yeah i suppose so, there's nothing particularly complicated in it. I wanted to get it to detect when windows was using exclusive mode (bitstream) but that's way above my level..

Where can I find the code :)?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
i'll upload it later on, i'm just working on a new version of the program at the moment. Have it running in the tray with a context menu and a re-init hotkey now, just changing the icons to make them a bit more visible for the tray and then it'll be uploaded
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarcD2K11 /forum/post/21949938


i'll upload it later on, i'm just working on a new version of the program at the moment. Have it running in the tray with a context menu and a re-init hotkey now, just changing the icons to make them a bit more visible for the tray and then it'll be uploaded

You should be able to catch the audio device change automatically too. Doesn't sound like something too hard. Then you could automatically re-initialize it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
updated version of the program now available via the link in post 1


it's changed a fair bit It's now solely in the system tray with different icons for better clarity and has a context menu if you left/right click on the tray icon which includes the re-initialize function among other things. Check out the readme included with the new download for all the information.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,534 Posts
Good stuff Marc! Maybe in the future you can consider making it a service, so that when you boot the PC it'll be running in the background before you login? That way, we can have our fancy-pants login sound! :p
 
1 - 20 of 144 Posts
Top