FAQ: What's Exclusive Mode?

FAQ: What's Exclusive Mode?

Exclusive mode allows Roon to take full control of the audio device when music is playing, bypassing the operating system mixer and interrupting any other applications using the device. Running with Exclusive mode allows Roon to get the highest possible sound quality from the audio device.
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