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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:29 am
by casmaa
I'm not sure if I can ask here a question about AISMon but so I do.

My objective is to have AIS on OpenCPN. So, I have installed:

- Sdrsharp and it works: I can receive normal radio and adjust the frequency etc.
- the VBCable and according to the software that was succesfull.
- AISMon but I can't start it. It tells me that the audio device is occupied by another application.

However, I can't find any other application that uses the audio.

Has anyone an idea of what is wrong?


Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:24 pm
by rtlsdrblog
I'm not sure what's wrong with your AISMon, but I'd suggest checking your Windows sound properties for anything looking wrong.

But instead of AISMon i'd suggest trying AISDeco2 as well


Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:45 pm
by peerv
I am having the same problem with AISMON on Windows10. It used to work fine.
I did not use it for several month and now suddenly at "Start Monitoring" AISMON throws en error popup:
Error " another application is using the audio device"

I have uninstalled all other audio drivers except " VB Virtual Audio" but the problem does not go away.

Did anybody find a solution for this?


Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:36 pm
by gmenga
I have used AISMON for a long time, however, the virtual audio cable has always be a problem.
Then I switched to AISDECO2. It sends NMEA sentences to UDP. It implements the radio control of the dongle and the decode. So you don't need audio cable and other software, and it monitors both AIS frequencies.
Try it. Just here you find some post