"Audio Initialization Failed" Error: The type initializer for 'MySongAudio.MySongAudioServices' threw an exception RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Today I installed Songsmith on Windows 10 (N), and that's what I get whenever I try to launch it:

    Audio Initialization Failed

    Audio initialization failed (reason: The type initializer for 'MySongAudio.MySongAudioServices' threw an exception).

    This error prevents Songsmith from running.

    Below is the full exception message:

    System.TypelnitializationException: The type initializer for 'MySongAudio.MySongAudioServices' threw an exception. ---> System.lO.FileNotFoundException: The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: Ox8007007E) at MySongAudio.MySongAudioServices..cctor0 --- End of inner exception stack trace ---at MySongAudio.MySongAudioServices.Terminate0 at MySong.MainWindow.mainWnd_Closed(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Window.OnClosed(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Window.WmDestroyQ at System.Windows.Window.WindowFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr IParam, Boolean& handled) at System.Windowsinterop.HwndSource.PublicHooksFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr IParam, Boolean& handled) at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr IParam, Boolean& handled) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapperinternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)

    What could cause this problem?
    My first guess was that there could be some missing libraries due to Windows being in its N version, so without multimedia stuff... but I thought it only lacks actual applications, not classes or services... I've already looked at the internet, without any success; any guess?

    Thanks for any answer! :)

    • Edited by axeax Monday, December 5, 2016 2:34 PM
    Monday, December 5, 2016 2:32 PM


  • Sorry you're having trouble with Songsmith, and sorry this error is so un-helpful.  I do suspect this is an issue with Windows 10N; if you don't mind, can you install the "Media Feature Pack" from here:


    ...then try Songsmith again?  If it doesn't work immediately after installing the Media Feature Pack, try re-booting once, and if it doesn't work after that, let us know.

    -Dan from the Songsmith team

    Friday, January 6, 2017 4:52 PM