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Trouble Shooting

Latest version

Make sure you have the latest version. Click here to take you to the download page.

Operating system

You need do nothing for operating systems such as windows XP professional / Vista / Windows 7

Windows 10 you will need to set 'Let apps use my Microphone' to ON. Open the 'windows icon' => 'settings' =>'privacy' => 'Microphone' and then set 'Let apps use my Microphone' to ON. Reboot your PC.

Windows 95 OSR 2 or better. If you are using windows 95 then you must have 'service pack 1' [W95setup.exe] and 'winsock 2' [W95ws2setup.exe] installed.

Windows 98 should be the second edition. If not you could try www.microsoft.com/windows98/ for help.

Drivers

Make sure your system has the latest and correct drivers installed.

Configuration window

Altering values in the configuration window may be of help. Click here for more details

Computer

Using professional audio cards with ESDi will ensure smooth operation. E.g. Marc series from Marian

Using more economical sound device can cause problems with the audio. Check your sound devices: Click here for an utility that can help.

ESDi requires very little resources, both in terms of memory and cpu.

Licence Key

If you have accidentally keyed the same licence key on two copies of ESDi, both will fail to run. You will need to delete data from the registry if you have already entered a key you wish to change. Click Start, then run, then type regedit and press enter. You will need to delete the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESDi\KEY

Audio

If you are using the same sound device for input & output, then it must be full duplex. ESDi uses 16 bit mono, running at 11025HZ sampling rate.

If you can get 'sound recorder' (which is supplied with the windows operating system) to work then so will ESDi.

The first time ESDi is ran, preferred audio devices are used. To set your preferred devices- Open 'my computer', 'control panel', then 'multimedia' or 'Sounds and Audio Devices' or 'Hardware and Sound' depending on the version of Windows you are using. For Vista and Windows 7 under 'Sound' select 'Manage audio devices'. Also here 'show volume control on task bar' can be set.

Audio settings for XP or earlier

Volume control - check your volume controls for playback and record. (See 'properties' in volume control menu for switching between record & playback settings). Check mute is off. Check any 'boost' is selected. (usually found under advanced - so advanced needs to be selected at the menu) Finally, check that a microphone is 'selected'.

sound audio preferences audio volume
Recording control Microphone advanced control

Audio settings for Vista or later

In 'Manage audio devices' select the 'playback' and 'recording' tabs. Use these to choose default devices. A properties button allows the setting of volume levels for the device.

Windows 7 / vista default audio device

Network

ESDi uses 'broadcast' (address: 255.255.255.255) network data packets to communicate on the local net. Certain network devices may require configuration in order for ESDi to function properly.