I know this thread is quite old, but I am going to give it a go in case someone is still following it.
I bought a Musiland DC10 DAC for my HTPC set up. I am using WMC to play music through a HiFI, and watch TV and play video files by connecting the pc to a LCD TV.
Everything is fine for playing music. However, when i play video files I have noticed an annoying problem: When I use Windows Media Center to play video files, the audio gets sudden crackles (like sparks in the HIFI speakers). I tried other configurations with other DACs in the same PC and everything works fine.
I have used two other configurations to test the problem;
1- using an EMU 0404 USB card, which has its own driver
2- the integrated soundcard in the Motherboard, which can use asio4all or generic win driver
In both cases, everything works OK. The problem is only when I use the Musiland MD10 DAC, which uses the generic USB DAC win7 driver
SO, I think there might be some strange incampitibility between the DAC and the PC Hardware and WMC which corrupts the generic Win 7 USB DAV audio driver, and adds some sudden digital noise. Of course that is just my untrained guess...
If there is a Musiland Dc10 user out there, it would be great if you could help me on this one...
According to many internet sites, this DAC allows choosing between two buffers under a 'style' setting on it's display ("Hifi" and "AV"), bit-depth setting (16, 20, 24 ), and you can also choose the output for allowing resampling.
However, in my DAC I have never been able to do that, and I can only choose the input and the volume using the front buttons. Do you know why can not I choose the other settings? Am I missing something?