JSI Tip 6976. Problems With simultaneous analog playback and record in Windows Media Player 9 on Windows 2000?

Windows Media Player 9 can play audio CDs in analog or digital mode.

When in analog mode, the audio sub-system is not available to other applications.

When you attempt to record and play back at the same time in analog mode, using Sndrec32.exe to record, you receive:

Your Audio Hardware cannot record into the current file. To record, create a new document.

NOTE: Other recording applications may display a similar error.

This behavior occurs because Windows 2000 has only one audio path in analog mode. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 use Splitter.sys, a new handler that splits the audio stream into multiple streams.

The only workaround is to upgrade.

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