Edited by pkshan - 8/5/11 at 4:41am
It requires the newest C++ (April 12,2011), please download them here:
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
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
"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
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!