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Quality Windows Audio Video Experience - Windows 8 Service

Quality Windows Audio Video Experience (qWave) is a networking platform for Audio Video (AV) streaming applications on IP home networks. qWave enhances AV streaming performance and reliability by ensuring network quality-of-service (QoS) for AV applications. It provides mechanisms for admission control, run time monitoring and enforcement, application feedback, and traffic prioritization.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Quality Windows Audio Video Experience
Service name:QWAVE
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%windir%\system32\qwave.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
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Default Behavior

The Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Quality Windows Audio Video Experience fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the QWAVE service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Quality Windows Audio Video Experience won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Quality Windows Audio Video Experience

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreQualityWindowsAudioVideoExperienceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the qwave.dll file exists in the %windir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.