Category Archives: Software Configuration

When your VMWare keeps complaining that it cannot run on Windows 10 due to Hyper-V...

On Windows 10 I recently ran into the following error message that prevented me from running any of my VMs:

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After removing the Hyper-V Role in Windows features, the problem still persisted. I turned out that it was due to
Windows Defender Credential Guard and virtualization-based security.

Microsoft Windows Defender Credential Guard is a security feature that isolates users' login information from the rest of the operating system to prevent theft.
Good exlaination here:

The solution was to go for the following:

Realtek audio drivers and Waves Maxxaudio pro application

If you own a Dell computer and are using the Realtek High Definition Audio drivers, you most likely run into problems when updating the drivers to the newest version.

Mostly, the problem will show up as headphones are not detected anymore, when connected, or the ASIO driver is not available anymore, or the Waves Maxxpro audio application is missing.

In order to get everything up and running again, here is the procedure the helped on my Dell XPS 13:

Now, everything should work like before...
Hope this helps!

DirectShow MPEG4 playback distorted; scrambled

When using DirectShow and Haali Media Splitter to playback MPEG4 or MKV videos encoded in H264, picture can be distorted or "scrambled".

mp4-scrambledIf your video looks like that, you need to adjust settings in the Haali Media Splitter.

haali_media_splitterUse the Media Splitter properties and select "Use custom media type for H.264" and value "Yes". This will properly tell the decoder filter  to decode H.264.

JackAudio over Network: Jack Client/Server Connection

JackAudio is a low latency audio connection software, that can transmit audio data via TCP/IP network connections. Setup is somewhat crucial for "first timers". I hope that this post can help over the standard pitfalls.

  1. Download and Install JackAudio
  2. Setup JACK Master
    • Launch Jack Control Application (as Administrator)
    • Configure Jack according to the following settings
    • Start Jack using the "Start"-Button in the Jack Control GUIJack-Setup-2
    • Run an elevated command prompt  (as Administrator), change to the Program Files/Jack directory and run the following command:
      jack_load netmanager
      You can optionally bind the netmanager to an IP-Address using:
      jack_load netmanager -i "-a [IP-Address]"
  3. Setup the JACK Slave on another computer
    • From the command line enter the following:
      jackd -R -d net -a
      Note that the IP-Address must match the IP from the step before.

Using ASIO-Software, Jack publishes a "JackRouter" virtual driver that can be used to stream audio data through the network channel. Within the directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jack\32bits" there is a file called "Jackrouter,ini" which lets you configure input and output channels of the virtual sound driver.