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AnywhereUSB 2 work-around for USB sound cards

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As per compatibility page (http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=3039), sound cards are un supported for AnywhereUSB. It says at the bottom of the page to contact technical support for possible specific device support. So I thought I would check. The specific devices (via win 7) are:
- SIIG USB Soundwvae 7.1 Pro
- ASUS Xonar U3.
They both appear as C-media USB headphone set, which looks to be the standard windows sound driver, and reports a "device cannot start - code 10" error under device status.
...just curious as I was hoping to do remote audio using USB via routed network...
asked Oct 19, 2014 in Realport by tmullen New to the Community (1 point)

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Not going to happen.

A USB sound card generally requires an Isochronous connection because of the bandwidth. This is not supported on hte AnywhereUSB.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#System_design
isochronous transfers: at some guaranteed data rate (often, but not necessarily, as fast as possible) but with possible data loss (e.g., realtime audio or video).

Your best bet if you can change your topology to a flat LAN and use TuneBlade and an airport express or apple tv.

Alternatively if you have to do audio via a routed network then you would be best to look at some form of streaming device such as DLNA.
answered Oct 20, 2014 by NicholasWilson Veteran of the Digi Community (1,003 points)
Thanks. Your answer is very helpful.