Yes, and again problem with USB card Looks like those cards are not designed to work for extended periods of time.
Now running with two internal soundcards on RadioBOSS 220.127.116.11 beta. So far this setup is working well. I did not get the changer over done until late so will run it for a day or so to see if it is stable. I found two older PCI soundcards @ the shop. I have room for one more in this computer, so may try that next, three internal soundcards, well maybe.
It looks like this problem is not totally the fault of the USB soundcard.
This only effected the Monitor audio.. otherwise, RB kept working and we stayed on the air. Also, PreListen was also working OK.
I went out for a while and when I got back home the monitor sound had failed.. Total run time with this setup was less than 3.5 hours. It worked fine for about 2.5 hours, before I went out. I don't know exactly when it failed or what happened.
- I shut down and restarted RB a couple of time but this did not fix the problem.
After restarting RB, the error in schedule log showed 'Monitor' Device ini error: No description (-1)
- Rebooting the computer was required to get thing working properly again.
In this setup:
- Monitor audio is using the second soundcard, a creative sound blaster PCI.
- PreListen is using the integrated sc
- main soundcard - USB transmitter
(So I am actually using three soundcards)
The difference this time, from using the USB sc for monitor or PreListen, was instead of distorted audio, I had a sound like a motor running coming out of the monitor speakers, no monitor audio could be heard from RB..
It looks like the soundcards are crashing... the only way I can fix the problem is to reboot the computer so the sc is reinitialized.
I have it working fine again, I will investigate this further later in the day.. The next things to try will be to take the USB transmitter out of the mix to see if that helps, even though it has not given any problems. This will get me back to using only two soundcards. Then after that, if necessary, swap the monitor & PreListen soundcards to see if that helps..