AP192 Bugs - Driver 5.10.0.5057, Win XP
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: AP192 Bugs - Driver 5.10.0.5057, Win XP

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    15

    Default AP192 Bugs - Driver 5.10.0.5057, Win XP

    The latest driver for the Audiophile 192 under Windows XP has a handful of severe bugs.

    The driver is dated 1/9/2006 in Control Panel, so it would be great if we could get an update that addressed these issues. The software team's focus may be on Windows 7, but Windows XP is still used heavily enough that it cannot be considered an obsolete operating system. Forcing users to upgrade to Windows 7 just to run an up-to-date audio driver is pretty harsh.

    Having said that, I don't know if the Windows 7 driver has these same issues.

    The list:
    1. The driver does not support multiple applications well. Symptoms:
      1. Adjusting the volume of one application often changes the volume of other applications.
      2. Closing one application often disables sound completely in other running applications.
      3. When one application's sound fails (see below), it affects all other running applications.
    2. The sound driver completely fails (crashes?) frequently. Symptoms:
      1. Sound simply stops working in all running applications. Closing and restarting usually fixes temporarily.
      2. Cakewalk will display the message "The audio engine has stopped unexpectedly."
      3. Some applications, e.g. WinAmp, will freeze when attempting to start playing.
    3. General application incompatibility. Some less common applications crash or completely fail to run. These applications generally work on any other generic sound card. One example is VST Host. Another is "AP Tuner," which only runs normally if it is the only application using sound.
    4. Noise when no audio is played. This seems to happen most often when an application that plays audio is running, but not actively playing any audio. A good example is Firefox. Viewing a website that plays audio (e.g. Pandora, SiriusXM) and pausing the audio will almost always reproduce this problem.
    5. Garbled sound. Roughly 5% of the time, audio is completely garbled in all applications. Cakewalk reproduces this most easily. Record some audio and simply play it back repeatedly. Randomly, about 1 in 20 playbacks will be garbled. It's possible that using high-quality audio makes this problem more frequent (I tested using 24 bit, 96KHz), but the problem can be observed at any quality level, in any application.

    These problems are severe enough that the card is essentially unusable. Six years without a driver update is a really long time. If I hadn't thrown away the packaging, I would absolutely have returned this card by now. I'm faced now with waiting indefinitely for a driver update, or just accepting a $200 total loss. Good hardware is useless without good drivers.
    Last edited by LesPaul75; 04-30-2012 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Fixed list format
    Windows XP SP3
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz CPU
    ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard
    NVIDIA 9600GT
    Audiophile 192

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Hey LesPaul75,

    Try the driver recommended for Vista, 5.10.0.5069. I have been using that with XP since I got my Audiophile 2496 in 2008.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Will do. I wasn't aware that it was possible to run Vista-specific drivers on WinXP.

    There are three listed on the drivers page:

    Windows Vista 32-Bit: 5.10.00.5069v3
    Windows Vista 32-Bit SP1: 5.10.00.5074
    Windows Vista 32-Bit SP2: 5.10.00.5076

    It sounds like you're using the first one listed... Have you tried the others? If using Vista drivers is possible, would a Windows 7 driver potentially run, as well?

    Is there a reason M-Audio doesn't port the fixes made in newer versions back to other OSes? If you're running a Vista driver on XP, it seems like it wouldn't take much effort.
    Windows XP SP3
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz CPU
    ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard
    NVIDIA 9600GT
    Audiophile 192

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    15

    Default

    The 5.10.00.5076 driver does indeed work in Windows XP, and every application I've tried so far has worked without problems.

    I think the only "bug" here is that the drivers are misnamed on the download site.

    Thank you, lgreen100, for saving me from throwing $200 in the trash.
    Windows XP SP3
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz CPU
    ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard
    NVIDIA 9600GT
    Audiophile 192

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Glad you solved your problem!

Similar Threads

  1. AP192 XP Driver on avid support website not up to date
    By annihilatorg in forum Delta Series
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-06-2012, 08:48 AM
  2. AP192 Randomly goes silent/driver issue
    By faust1200 in forum Delta Series
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-25-2011, 06:13 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-31-2010, 12:43 PM
  4. Where is the Ap192 driver for windows 2003 ?
    By shinjico in forum Delta Series
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-07-2010, 11:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •