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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post

I'm using the Titanium HD soundcard as DAC, which apparently doesn't have any display by itself...

No, not beyond what the output setting is. Whatever it's configured to do in the control panel is what it's locked for.
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And from my understanding, the soundcard's clock should be switched accordingly to the current playback file's sample rate when using ASIO instead of fixed at a certain value.

No, it should not un-lock/re-lock constantly like this (that would be unpredictable and unsuitable for mixed content) - it will be locked as set by the driver CP, and perform SRC as needed to meet that target or to apply any processing/DSP/etc effects and so on. True "bit perfect" from a PC is not a perpetual output, and that's why I keep saying it's kind of a silly thing to lose sleep over. Set it once and forget it. Waiting for re-lock is annoying.

IIRC Audio Creation mode wants to target 24/48 or 24/44.1, but it's been a few months since I had an X-Fi installed. Again, it doesn't really matter if bit-depth is 16 or 24, and leaving it at 24 is going to be more compatible if you have 24-bit content. Same for fs to be quite honest, but worrying about minutiae seems to be par for the course. rolleyes.gif
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Btw I'm using win7 x64 and don't have the "mode lock" problem, I switch between entertainment and audio creation modes frequently.

Glad to hear it. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by obobskivich - 8/8/12 at 1:09am
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


No, not beyond what the output setting is. Whatever it's configured to do in the control panel is what it's locked for.
No, it should not un-lock/re-lock constantly like this (that would be unpredictable and unsuitable for mixed content) - it will be locked as set by the driver CP, and perform SRC as needed to meet that target or to apply any processing/DSP/etc effects and so on. True "bit perfect" from a PC is not a perpetual output, and that's why I keep saying it's kind of a silly thing to lose sleep over. Set it once and forget it. Waiting for re-lock is annoying.
IIRC Audio Creation mode wants to target 24/48 or 24/44.1, but it's been a few months since I had an X-Fi installed. Again, it doesn't really matter if bit-depth is 16 or 24, and leaving it at 24 is going to be more compatible if you have 24-bit content. Same for fs to be quite honest, but worrying about minutiae seems to be par for the course. rolleyes.gif
Glad to hear it. smily_headphones1.gif

 

..I thought NamelessPFG was saying that it does?

 

I'm not worrying about which to set, just currious about how to know either 16bit or 24bit is on-going.. (there is no control for output bitdepth in either foobar or Creative ASIO)

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post

..I thought NamelessPFG was saying that it does?

I'm not worrying about which to set, just currious about how to know either 16bit or 24bit is on-going.. (there is no control for output bitdepth in either foobar or Creative ASIO)

In Windows goto: Sound - Playback Device Properties - Advanced - from there you can set bit-depth and fs based on the abilities of your decoder.

I want to say that the AC CP should have that as well, but I don't have the X-Fi installed to play with it. redface.gif

Foobar can also have that setting changed:
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000%3a%50references:Output

Will not work with ASIO enabled.
post #19 of 22

Part of the confusion here is that the Windows sound control panel has a setting for bit depth and sample rate under the properties for every sound device, while I was talking specifically about the sample rate selection in the X-Fi Audio Creation Mode control panel. (Note that Game Mode and Entertainment Mode don't have their own sample rate selections, just Audio Creation Mode.)

 

I haven't messed much with the Windows setting; normally, I just leave it at 24-bit/48 KHz.

 

Also note that the Windows setting seems to be for WASAPI shared mode only; WASAPI exclusive mode is a different matter.

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Foobar can also have that setting changed:
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000%3a%50references:Output
Will not work with ASIO enabled.

 

That option is greyed out in most case including ASIO...

 

 

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

Also note that the Windows setting seems to be for WASAPI shared mode only; WASAPI exclusive mode is a different matter.

 

That's how I understand too...

post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post

That option is greyed out in most case including ASIO...

Yes, as the Wiki explains, ASIO is not compatible with that, and assumes that you will be setting those things externally. Try disabling ASIO and seeing if that allows you to change that setting. Otherwise change the setting via the Windows CP.
post #22 of 22
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I love ASIO since I can still hear sound from Windows and it doesn't interfere with Foobar and the music, with WASAPI  you can't hear anything else.

 

My E-MU Tracker Pre USB doesn't let me use Windows and ASIO at the same time, man that sucks so bad...

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