Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Computer Audio › Foobar waspi HELP!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Foobar waspi HELP!!

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 

I've been using the waspi plugin with foobar for more than a year. Then in the last few weeks I start getting pops and clicks during music playback.  Sometimes I can unplug my dac and it will work again for a while. I've done a reinstall of foobar latest version and then added the latest waspi. Now I have push and event which are new but the same popping and crackling. 

 

Should I try some other plugin like asio or KS? I've never been much for DS.

 

Thanks in advance for the help...biggrin.gif

 

Just played through an album with DS and it works fine. blink.gif


Edited by MattTCG - 11/4/12 at 12:11pm
post #2 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I've been using the waspi plugin with foobar for more than a year. Then in the last few weeks I start getting pops and clicks during music playback.  Sometimes I can unplug my dac and it will work again for a while. I've done a reinstall of foobar latest version and then added the latest waspi. Now I have push and event which are new but the same popping and crackling. 

 

Should I try some other plugin like asio or KS? I've never been much for DS.

 

Thanks in advance for the help...biggrin.gif

 

Just played through an album with DS and it works fine. blink.gif

 

I am getting least pops and clicks using WASAPI (push). ASIO mode would not help for me but others stated that it was the solution for them. It is weird that these pops and clicks during playback are so random. For instance, for you playback with DS is the solution, for me DS is popp'n mania.

post #3 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I've been using the waspi plugin with foobar for more than a year. Then in the last few weeks I start getting pops and clicks during music playback.  Sometimes I can unplug my dac and it will work again for a while. I've done a reinstall of foobar latest version and then added the latest waspi. Now I have push and event which are new but the same popping and crackling. 

 

Should I try some other plugin like asio or KS? I've never been much for DS.

 

Thanks in advance for the help...biggrin.gif

 

Just played through an album with DS and it works fine. blink.gif

Have you tried killing all applications besides Foobar to see if that helps or fixes the problem?

 

 

Also are you getting the pops and clicks if you, say, change sample rate?


Edited by paradoxper - 11/4/12 at 12:43pm
post #4 of 41
Thread Starter 

This is very frustrating. I'm guessing that this is a waspi issue. Could it be a usb issue and therefore switching over to optical would fix the problem??

post #5 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

This is very frustrating. I'm guessing that this is a waspi issue. Could it be a usb issue and therefore switching over to optical would fix the problem??

You reinstalled Foobar so now you've just got to deduce. Try and check your buffer, that could be a problem. If so, that might definitely be a USB problem.

post #6 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

You reinstalled Foobar so now you've just got to deduce. Try and check your buffer, that could be a problem. If so, that might definitely be a USB problem.

 

Thanks!! Please chime back in with how I make those changes and I'll give it a shot. 

post #7 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Thanks!! Please chime back in with how I make those changes and I'll give it a shot. 

Ah man, you should know these things. haha.

 

Just go to your preferences it's under output.

post #8 of 41
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I just don't know what to change it to that might help. What do you suggest? Just loaded up music bee and it plays fine under waspi??

post #9 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Yeah, I just don't know what to change it to that might help. What do you suggest? Just loaded up music bee and it plays fine under waspi??

Try playing with it, it should go from noticeably bad to smoother. Maybe 50 or so ms.


Edited by paradoxper - 11/4/12 at 1:20pm
post #10 of 41
Thread Starter 

Okay, so even with DS I still get pops, crackles and flutter, although much less than with waspi. I've noticed it gets worse the heavier my internet traffic gets. Have no idea why. 

 

Still struggling with this issue...mad.gif

post #11 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay, so even with DS I still get pops, crackles and flutter, although much less than with waspi. I've noticed it gets worse the heavier my internet traffic gets. Have no idea why. 

 

Still struggling with this issue...mad.gif

Ok, it seems your knowledge is really limited in dealing with Foobar and the inner-workings. So I'll save some other possibilites to reach the problems,

I just don't think you'd understand, etc.

 

Look at your USB. where's it plugged in? Try plugging it in a self powered USB hub, this could help out as well.

post #12 of 41

It gets worst as your internet traffic gets heavier? What about normal computer activity, like when you open up new applications or folders?

 

Is the USB port next to a wifi adapter or ethernet port?

 

Also, is there any noise present when you aren't playing music?

 

If it is indeed due to inteference from internet traffic, optical would fix it.


Edited by chewy4 - 11/5/12 at 1:45pm
post #13 of 41
Thread Starter 

I wondered if using optical would be the fix. Of course my dac is usb only. I have not had a minutes trouble with it in four months and now all of the sudden it's giving me fits. 

 

As some as I load up some flash based internet games I get heavy popping. I close it and all seems fine. Now that is using direct sound with the output for foobar. With waspi I get looks of crackles no matter what I'm doing on the pc.

 

I have considered going to the bifrost and using the optical connection to get around this if it's a usb issue. But that's an expensive gamble. I want the bf anyway so I may give it a shot. 

post #14 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I wondered if using optical would be the fix. Of course my dac is usb only. I have not had a minutes trouble with it in four months and now all of the sudden it's giving me fits. 

 

As some as I load up some flash based internet games I get heavy popping. I close it and all seems fine. Now that is using direct sound with the output for foobar. With waspi I get looks of crackles no matter what I'm doing on the pc.

 

I have considered going to the bifrost and using the optical connection to get around this if it's a usb issue. But that's an expensive gamble. I want the bf anyway so I may give it a shot. 

If you can switch the USB to it's own port that may solve it, if you have a mice or keyboard or drives on it as well, that could be part of the problem.

If you switch to a hub and you're still getting the problems it could be that there's some problem with the drivers. I can't recall if this is an issue or not,

but you could do some searching and see if any results pop up. Also I'm assuming changing the buffering didn't help.

 

You could buy an adapter for USB to optical or coax, but it's not cheap either. If nothing else changes another DAC could solve it.

Then again, you spend all this money on a new DAC and find out it's a driver issue.

 

I'd do some research before changing anything. Good luck!

post #15 of 41
Thread Starter 

This is honestly maddening. I changed the buffer from 1000 to 100 but got the same result. The problem completely ruins the whole experience...*rant*

 

If I can't get perfect playback, there's really no point in owning any of this. I'm just about fed up jtbh. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Audio
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Computer Audio › Foobar waspi HELP!!