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Edited by pkshan - 8/5/11 at 4:41am
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Can´t open it here,  even with c++.

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Thanks a lot, works for me and it does seem to sound a bit more focused (blacker background) and a bit fuller, smoother (Centrance DACPort -> Sennheiser HD 250 Linear II).

 

Will there be FLAC support later or do I have to convert everything to WAV?

 


Edited by padam - 5/6/11 at 9:47am
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thx, will check it out when I get home. No WASAPI support though?

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Other than the Otachan ASIO plugin, how is it different from a normal foobar installation? A little more information on how exactly the software's been modified would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by padam View Post

Thanks a lot, works for me and it does seem to sound a bit more focused (blacker background) and a bit fuller, smoother (Centrance DACPort -> Sennheiser HD 250 Linear II).

 

Will there be FLAC support later or do I have to convert everything to WAV?

 

 

Sorry it will not support flac
 

 


Edited by pkshan - 5/6/11 at 11:52am
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Nevermind, found the answer already, there is the foobar2000 diskwriter to do the conversion.

 

The readme file says it does not support 24/96 but it does seem to work for me.

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Other than the Otachan ASIO plugin, how is it different from a normal foobar installation? A little more information on how exactly the software's been modified would be appreciated.



 

The decoder & asio output plugins are recompiled by Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011, with highest optimization settings.

 

And, most UI in foobar are deleted.

 

Because any UI, win7 aero effects, services,  eye candies... etc,

all of them require cpu time,  making the audio data stream unstable.,and this will impact sound quality.

the  principle is same as jitter. I guess


Edited by pkshan - 5/6/11 at 12:12pm
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Why not ? I think flac is the most common rip format, all my music is flac too :(
 

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Sorry it will not support flac
 

 


 

 

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thx, will check it out when I get home. No WASAPI support though?


 

foobar2000 0.8.3 do not support WASAPI ,

 

you may use ks out instead...


Edited by pkshan - 5/6/11 at 12:26pm
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HD, high sound quality, etc. - practically mean nothing. It may be more stable, but the sound quality should be the same: bit-perfect is bit-perfect.

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Originally Posted by Finnegans View Post

bit-perfect is bit-perfect.


my favorite joke biggrin.gif

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"Only unmodified installers can be redistributed; redistribution of foobar2000 binaries in any other form is not permitted."

 

besides even if it was legal no support for flac means this foobar "HD" project is one big FAIL

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my favorite joke

I know its your favorite! 

 

Do yourself a favor – go to a local studio and ask engineers who work there if all ASIO-based programs (e.g. Cubase) sound different (and don’t forget to ask how they manage to process recordings in such conditions!). I also suggest you to try a test: send some signal through a digital out (e.g. S-PDIF) and compare data sent and data received – with ASIO you’ll get two bit-identical files (at least with foobar and cplay).

By the way: *ALL* new players sound better! biggrin.gif

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