Cannot hear audio. Deactivating Exclusive Mode Sound Setting

Some audio applications will take exclusive control of an audio device's drivers so that other apps can't play any sound at the same time. This is known as "Exclusive-Mode" and to deactivate it:

 

  1. Right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray and select Playback devices
  2. Select the device you want to listen to Audible with and click Properties
  3. Under the Advanced tab, uncheck Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device.
  4. Click OK to save your device's settings.
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