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post #16 of 24

I am just checking whether this has worked out for you?


post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hey Thomas,

Thanks for checking up, I only have time on the weekends to mess with this stuff... I did download ASIO caps and it shows: Int32LSB, 4 channels, and up to 96KHz supported fro my M-Audio Audiophile 2496 I am using.

I disabled everything in the signal processing chain (I beleive) and set the output like you suggested and all I can get out of Foobar is static when I play these DTS WAV files. :<

Thanks again. J
post #18 of 24
I am sorry to hear this. I suspect you are using the on-board mixer of the m-audio card which mangles your bits.

Could you please check on the following settings.

What is you channel offset in the foobar ASIO output plugin?

In the M-audio control panel make sure your settings in the Patchbay/Router tab look like this.
H/W Out 1/2 -> WaveOut 1/2
H/W out S/PDIF -> WaveOut S/PDIF

When you play a song you should only see activity in the WaveOut S/PDIF and Master Volume meter of the Monitor mixer tab. Changing any volume levels or muting should have no impact on the sound whatsoever.

If this does not look the way I described it try to set the patchbay to the setting above and adjust your channel offset in the ASIO plugin until you see the activity in the S/PDIF meter.

Sorry for the lenghty response. If you send me a PM with your phone number I could just talk you through the setup.


post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks Thomas, you da man! Setting of the patchbay to WAVE OUT and the channel offset set to 2 in the ASIO driver did the trick! With all of the combinations of settings, drivers, etc. no wonder I could never get it to work.

Thanks for sticking with me and opening up the world of DTS files on my system!

post #20 of 24
Congrats, DTS is a nice bonus.

You can now also use your PC to play the content from any other CD in original quality.


post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 

As a side note, while listening in foobar I get momentary dropouts when opening a webpage or other simple operations. Maybe this is for another thread but do you have any ideas? Is this expected?

Thanks. J
post #22 of 24
The problem is that the browser is using the sound device no matter what audio profile you have selected.

I get around this by selecting a different device under the Audio tab of the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties.

In other words I route all my system sounds to a different device.


post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks again, that did the trick. J
post #24 of 24
Originally Posted by MP3Weenie View Post

My setup can play DTS encoded music and movies from my harddrive if they are in the DVD VOB format. However, if I try to play DTS encoded WAV or CDA files, my Sony receiver recognizes the DTS signal but the sound is garbled. I have tried two different soundcards digital out with no success. I have tried WMP and MyDVD also both with the same problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


Yes please, I am facing the same issue as well with my current Windows 8.1 setup. I have downloaded KLite Codec mega 10.2 and use AC3 Filter, but somehow, I'm unable to play DTS Flac files :-/
Complete name                            : E:\Musics\(Music from the Motion Picture) Disc 2.wav
Format                                   : Wave
File size                                : 573 MiB
Duration                                 : 56mn 48s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Constant
Overall bit rate                         : 1 411 Kbps

Format                                   : DTS
Format/Info                              : Digital Theater Systems
Mode                                     : 14
Format settings, Endianness              : Little
Codec ID                                 : 1
Duration                                 : 56mn 48s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 1 411.2 Kbps
Channel count                            : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 573 MiB (100%)
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