How do I run iTunes, WinMediaPlayer, etc, in Vista while my Prosilica camera is streaming

Windows Vista uses a new Multimedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) which allows for glitchless audio/video playback. Unfortunately the service achieves this by boosting the priority of audio threads, interfering with Gigabit Ethernet Interrupt Service Routines.

Prosilica cameras streaming without the filter driver enabled will see the cameras dropout when such a high priority audio thread is started.

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