As if you didn’t already know that the WDM is the newest addition to Nvidia’s virtual audio devices line-up. It allows you to create custom-built audio devices that are ready for plug-and-play use with any computer with an Nvidia graphics card.
WDM is Nvidia’s term for the virtual audio device (Wave Extensible). According to the company, WDM is used by the likes of Sony and Microsoft to deliver a higher level of quality audio than the regular audio drivers do (which is the default) and for developers to create their own custom-built devices. In short, the WDM lets you create a virtual audio device (like a USB soundcard) that you can then use with a Linux host computer.
If you’ve never heard of WDM, you’re probably not alone. The WDM is a bit of a misnomer in that it doesn’t actually do anything but do a lot of other things, but it is, in fact, a virtual audio device.
The WDM is the name of a series of virtual audio devices, which are created using Linux software. They are not a general purpose virtual audio device, but rather are the ones that linux developers use to create their own virtual audio devices.
The WDM is essentially a virtual audio device that you can use with any host computer running Linux. You could use it with a host computer running Windows, for instance. The WDM is a bit different in that it doesn’t actually do anything, rather it just adds things to the end of the audio output. If you want to hear your audio stream without actually playing it, you can use the same virtual audio device with the same Linux system that you would use with a Windows PC.
That’s right. The virtual audio device. You can use this feature with Windows XP, which runs on the Windows subsystem of Linux. Or you can use this with Windows 7, which runs on a different subsystem of Linux. Windows XP is compatible with both Linux and Windows 7, but you need to have Windows XP installed to get it working.
It’s one of those nifty features that’s often overlooked. If you’ve ever used a Windows PC, you’ve probably encountered virtual audio devices. The Windows subsystem of Linux does have a virtual audio device, but it’s more like a real audio device. The virtual audio device is enabled by default on Linux, and is used to stream audio on the Linux side. But unlike a real audio device, the virtual audio device can be used across multiple Linux systems with different hardware setups.
For those curious, the virtual audio device is a Linux-based audio device that lets you control an external audio device that is connected to the audio subsystem. You can use it with a PC running Windows or a Linux box running Ubuntu. While you can do more with it, its still a nifty feature that you should consider adding to your Linux audio setup.
The virtual audio device does take some getting used to, but it’s fairly easy to use. It’s also a good example of the growing trend of the software-defined (SD) audio system. Instead of relying on external devices to control your audio, you can now control your audio with software.
VDM is an audio device for Windows 2000 on the PC, but it’s not supported by Linux for Windows. It’s designed for Linux (and not Windows). This means you’re not on Linux at all, but Linux is still pretty much the default for most Windows users.