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I'm having problems with ASIO and foobar ! Can someone help me out ?

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 

Ok, this might get a little complicated.

 

I'm having some difficulty getting ASIO to work with foobar2000 and my computer.

First i'll explain how I usually listen to my music from my computer then I'll explain what I did to "try" and get ASIO setup and "working" (which I didn't).

 

Right now this is what the path from my computer tower to my ears consists of:

 

Computer tower --> Creative Soundblaster XFI HD (Its a DAC connected by USB) --> Matrix Mstage (connected to the DAC's headphone output) --> DT990's.

 

Foobar2000, device used "Speakers (USB Soundblaster HD)" this is to listen through my headphones... I don't know why its called speakers.

 

Yes, the drivers for my DAC are installed properly.

 

Right now I'm listening to music using this setup and with Foobar2000, BUT not using ASIO.

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So, I installed the "ASIO support 1.2.7" for foobar2000 in the Components folder. Then I installed ASIO4ALL 2.10 program. THEN I went into foobar, preferences, output, ASIO virtual devices and detected a device. Then I went to output and selected the ASIO device. 

 

After that, I heard no sound, I tried playing around with and switching up the connections and options after but still nothing. NOW I can't get the ASIO program to appear in my taskbar so I can configure/use it.

 

I'll post some pictures of my current settings while ASIO is turned on in foobar2000 (but its not working). Just so you guys can get a better picture ( no pun intended ) of my situation.

 

Playback devices.jpg

 

Foobar Device Output.jpg

 

 

 

 

 Asio Editor.jpg

post #2 of 40

Samplerate?

 

On Asio4All CP, try option "Always resample 44.1<->48".

 

jiiteepee

 

post #3 of 40
Thread Starter 

No, that didn't work.

post #4 of 40

Can we see what you've selected in Foobar? Does it match?

post #5 of 40
Thread Starter 

In the picture I posted, when I select to use ASIO in foobar I choose "ASIO : ASIO" in the output device area.  Then this is what shows/appears in the ASIO4ALL program. (I've tried everything, all sorts of combinations) :

 

ASIO4All.jpg

 

But I hear nothing.

In my "playback devices" on my taskbar, I've tried every combination I could but still nothing.

post #6 of 40
Thread Starter 

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post #7 of 40

It's been a long time since I used ASIO, so I don't remember how that interface works. Try turning the power icon off next to the "High Definition Audio Device" and turn the one next to the "USB Sound Blaster HD" on. It looks like you have your motherboard audio enabled and your X-Fi HD disabled.

post #8 of 40

Unless there's something I don't know, using ASIO4ALL, a WASAPI/KS wrapper, with an application that supports WASAPI/KS is kind of like kicking in an open door. It may not be the kind of solution you're looking for, but is there any reason why you can't simply use WASAPI?

post #9 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

It's been a long time since I used ASIO, so I don't remember how that interface works. Try turning the power icon off next to the "High Definition Audio Device" and turn the one next to the "USB Sound Blaster HD" on. It looks like you have your motherboard audio enabled and your X-Fi HD disabled.



I tried that, and many other combinations but nothing works.



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Originally Posted by fufula View Post

Unless there's something I don't know, using ASIO4ALL, a WASAPI/KS wrapper, with an application that supports WASAPI/KS is kind of like kicking in an open door. It may not be the kind of solution you're looking for, but is there any reason why you can't simply use WASAPI?


I wanted to see if I could use ASIO4ALL, only because I read about it first. I guess I'll move on to WASAPI and try that out.

 

 

post #10 of 40

Hello AllsWell,

 

I have not used ASIO4ALL w/ Foobar in a while, only use it w/ Winamp, however, still have it on my XP machine and took some shots.:

 

 

 

 

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IIRC, you can't have two devices checked at the same time (they mute each other).  Uncheck all on the High Definiton Audio Device (if using DAC) and check USB Sound Blaster HD and either of the 'Out" (don't know on that device if it matters). 

 

 

 

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post #11 of 40
Thread Starter 

Hey man thanks for the informative reply.

 

I tried what you said but it still doesnt work.... my computer's weird. I tried every possible combination on the ASIO4ALL toolbar.

 

On a side note, neither Kernel Streaming works or WASAPI. What the hell is going on.

post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by AllsWell View Post

Hey man thanks for the informative reply.

 

I tried what you said but it still doesnt work.... my computer's weird. I tried every possible combination on the ASIO4ALL toolbar.

 

On a side note, neither Kernel Streaming works or WASAPI. What the hell is going on.


How, step by step, did you install and try WASAPI?

post #13 of 40
Thread Starter 

Ok;

 

1st -  I downloaded the WASAPI Output Support 2.1 from Foobar2000 website.

2nd-  Then I put the wasapi dll into foobar's component folder and restarted foobar.

3rd-   I then went to preferences/ output and selected my device which is my Speaker: USB Sound Blaster HD.

4th-   Then I pressed play and got this error: "Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 44100 Hz / 16-bit / 2 channels"

 

I also tried all the other wasapi output device options but still nothing.

post #14 of 40

I tried Foobar and didn't like the interface. To me it's not really user friendly and the fact that you have to download and install plug ins would scare off the majority of average users. I also struggled to get some of the apps to work including WASAPI and ASIO and I've got a fair idea of what I'm doing so I looked elsewhere. I eventually ended up with JRiver MC16 and this immediately gave me both WASAPI and Kernel Streaming already imbedded as part of the software. I couldn't get ASIO to work but after installing the ASIO4ALL 2.10 plugin this now operates.

 

This is the best media player I've used and I've forked out the $50 to be able to use it permanently and have access to upgrades. JRiver let you try this program with full functionality for 30 days then ask if you want to buy. Can I suggest that you download it and give it a whirl. it'll cost you nothing initially and you'll find out if the issue is hardware or software based.

post #15 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllsWell View Post

I wanted to see if I could use ASIO4ALL, only because I read about it first. I guess I'll move on to WASAPI and try that out.


I couldn't get ASIO4ALL working with Foobar (Win7 64bit) either and just went with WASAPI which was very easy to get working and sounds great to me.

 

Foobar has made huge strides in the last year with how easy it is to configure a fantastic layout.  Columns/panel is completely unnecessary now.  Media Library -> View by folder structure is extremely powerful (with great navigability, unlike the pain it is to get around with Apple's Windows Explorer equivalent).  That quality of life issue is probably only more relevant to power users with massive, properly archived digital media libraries.

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