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Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by rb2013, Mar 27, 2016.
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  1. gvl2016
    Not the Windows advanced tab, what do you have on the Format tab in the XMOS driver control panel - there is a system tray icon click on that, this setting affects what shows up in the "Advanced" tab:

  2. stoutblock
    On my XMOS panel there are no user selectable options. Just shows current sample rate (depending on the file that is playing) and information (driver level etc). Only possible adjustments are in windows 10 sound settings.
  3. gvl2016
    I have 2 XMOS-based devices that came with legit drivers and both show this tab, go figure.
  4. stoutblock
    Are you running Windows 10?
  5. gvl2016
    W7, but I can try on W10 as well.
  6. StrikeFreedom
    Did you try JL Sounds's XMOS Driver yet?
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
  7. StrikeFreedom
    I think M2Tech using customized XMOS driver. Unless, using the same driver the tab wouldn't existing.

  8. gvl2016
    The other device is not M2Tech and has the same control panel. Seems like some manufacturers do not expose all driver features in their products.
  9. gvl2016
    Well, I combed through some XMOS docs and I think I know what's happening. There are 3 types of driver bundles, with different licensing cost and/or integration effort, that XMOS offers to manufacturers:

    1. Evalulation driver - free/full-featured, beeps every 5 minutes afer 60 minutes of operation
    2. XMOS stereo driver - pre-packaged, reduced feature set, doesn't allow customization and product branding - the hardware is branded just as XMOS
    3. Thesycon driver- highly customizable driver with a C++ SDK, access to all features, product branding, etc.

    Those who don't have the extra tabs likely have the XMOS stereo driver, and generic branding is another sign for that. Those with the Thesycon driver may or may not have access to the extra features, depending on how the manufacturer designed the driver. Apparently both of my devices are using the Thesycon driver, and Win10 loads the generic XMOS stereo driver. I suspect the XMOS stereo driver doesn't lock you on specific hardware, while the Thesycon does.
  10. gvl2016
    Another interesting detail, I've downloaded the eval driver from XMOS and it doesn't work with my Matrix X-SPDIF 2 and the M2Tech board in my DAC at all.
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  11. Jazz.Khan
    I had the same issues with FI, tried many drivers but to no avail ended up with returning it.
  12. Jazz.Khan
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  14. superuser1
    Well I finally uninstalled all drivers and installed the usb 2 audio class Win 10 driver and it seems to work so far.
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