SPDIFKeepAlive 1.2

I finally got around to fixing the auto play on start-up problem. The reason it took so long was because I was trying to perfect the auto restart option:

Sometimes when an AC3 file is played or something that takes control of the sound card SPDIFkeepAlive gets stopped. The auto restart option restarts playback every 3 seconds. This means that shortly after AC3 playback stops SPDIFKeepAlive resumes automatically.

Unfortunately I’ve still not got it working properly, at least not for me, depending on your sound card / driver you might get better results.  But be warned, on my system after a random amount of time (~1 hour) I get a terrible noise produced by SpdifKeepAlive and I have to exit, hence I don’t use this feature! I’ll try to fix it sometime. I think I’ll need to use threading and play 2 files that continuously overlap.

You can download the new version at the bottom of the SPDIFKeepAlive Post

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6 Responses to SPDIFKeepAlive 1.2

  1. Anton and Janet June 19, 2015 at 12:38 am #

    This utility is a ‘lifesaver’ for us. While it no longer auto-starts for me, this thing makes sure I can hear audio- and video files without that annoying silent gap at the beginning.


  2. Barış Cebeci June 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Yes it was checked default but as soon as I started at DTS film on XBMC and stopped the film I saw “no digital data” sign on my logitech z5500’s lcd screen unfortunately. I dont know if you still work on this neat program but if you are it would be really appreciated. Many people I know have this problem. If we can fix this I know you will have many blessings 😀

    • RhysGoodwin June 8, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      Hey Barış, I’ll try to take a look when I get a chance.


  3. Barış Cebeci June 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Any updates on this? It stops working when I play dts or ac3 movie.

    • RhysGoodwin June 6, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

      Hey Barış, yeah it is a problem…have you tried the auto-restart option?

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