Playback device drop-down doesn't work correctly when devices have the same name

Windows 10 21H1 (19043.1288)
Audacity 3.0.5

When selecting the output device on my system, which has 2 output devices with the same name: “Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)” only the first instance of this name works.

Disabling the first instance in Device Manager allows me to correctly use the 2nd (and now only instance).

Enumeration issue?

Many thanks for such an excellent, full featured, piece of open source software.


Thanks for the report.
I’m not able to test this as I’m on Linux (where devices always have unique names), so I’ve passed it on to the development team.