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post #181 of 205
I'm having a very similar problem with the AV-710. I cannot get it to make the receiver see 5.1. I got bit-perfect output working, and even my 5.1 DTS-encoded WAV files are playing back in 2ch on my receiver (a Denon AVR-1082). Bummer, I need to get this working and I'm normally very good with this kind of stuff.

Some weird things I've noticed:
Kernel Streaming is picky and won't work at all if AC3 SPDIF output is enabled in the VIA drivers. I'm assuming because AC3 needs 48kHz.

I have some 5.1 OGG files and foobar reports them as 6 channel audio files, but only the front two channels come out as raw PCM from the SPDIF output. This is no matter if the VIA control panel is set on 2ch or 5.1ch.

In the "speaker test" panel in the VIA control panel, only the front left and front right make sound.

It's like their optical is only tied to the front two channels. I don't know in-depth how optical works, but I do know that I know a lot of people running 5.1 through optical to their receiver.

Someone help!
post #182 of 205
You can only run stereo PCM OR an undecoded AC3/DTS stream over S/PDIF. Thus you have to setup both the playback application and the soundcard driver to allow AC3/DTS passthrough.
post #183 of 205
I just reinstalled Windows and now I'm using v0.9 of foobar. I'm wondering if any of you guys have tried it. I configured to be like the one in the guide as much as possible (some of the preferences have changed) and when I'm playing something on it and something else makes a sound (some website, or the clicking sound when you link on a link/folder) the music stops. If I fast forward or press stop/play, it'll play again. Anyone have that issue?
post #184 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheezx
I just reinstalled Windows and now I'm using v0.9 of foobar. I'm wondering if any of you guys have tried it. I configured to be like the one in the guide as much as possible (some of the preferences have changed) and when I'm playing something on it and something else makes a sound (some website, or the clicking sound when you link on a link/folder) the music stops. If I fast forward or press stop/play, it'll play again. Anyone have that issue?
Yes, that's normal if you're using Kernel Streaming, and I know no way around that ...one can try to tottaly disable all windows sounds.
post #185 of 205

how to get DENON 1906 working with AV 710 to get DOLBY Digital?

Hello the owners of Chaintec AV 710,
I have been through this discussion, but still can't not work out how to set up my optical output so I can get my DENON 1906 receiveing DOLBY Digital 5.1. Could anyone of you who actually managed to get optical output working, email me or explain what exactly i need to do so 5.1 output works.

Kind regards

Raddo
post #186 of 205
How do I know if FB2K is upsampling to 96khz.

I've set up everything as instructed, and when i rightclick a song that's playing, it puts :

Code:
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10688076 samples @ 44100Hz
File size: 6 561 792 bytes
post #187 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necroist
How do I know if FB2K is upsampling to 96khz.

I've set up everything as instructed, and when i rightclick a song that's playing, it puts :

Code:
 ---------- 
10688076 samples @ 44100Hz
File size: 6 561 792 bytes
Also, when I switch back to Waveout, 24bits in fb2k and removed the resampler, when some windows sound play, whatever music I'm listening to, goes into slow mo until I restart fb2k.

Please advice.
post #188 of 205
Is there going to be a new guide for foobar 0.9x? Or an update of any sort?
post #189 of 205

Chaintech AV710

Hey all-

I am trying to hook up PC speakers and my Sony 6.1 receiver to the Chaintech AV-710 card. I can get sound to my PC speakers by using Hi-Sample mode and connecting the speakers to the Back Surround output of the card. I can't seem to get sound to my 6.1 receiver unless I connect the stereo plug from the Back Surround output.

Any idea how I can listen to my PC music through both PC speakers and through an output to my 6.1 Receiver? I have tried all settings to no avail.

Thanks!

Kevin
post #190 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by happykev
Hey all-

I am trying to hook up PC speakers and my Sony 6.1 receiver to the Chaintech AV-710 card. I can get sound to my PC speakers by using Hi-Sample mode and connecting the speakers to the Back Surround output of the card. I can't seem to get sound to my 6.1 receiver unless I connect the stereo plug from the Back Surround output.

Any idea how I can listen to my PC music through both PC speakers and through an output to my 6.1 Receiver? I have tried all settings to no avail.

Thanks!

Kevin

The simpliest way to coonect a receiver is using an optical cable.
post #191 of 205
unfortunately, my PC is 40 feet away from my 6.1 receiver so optical isn't an option.

I've just been switching the rear out between my PC speakers and my receiver.
I was hoping to connect them both at the same time.

Thx-

kevin
post #192 of 205
I've been having problems with my AV-710 and WinAMP.

When I start playback the first time, I get no sound when using High Sample Rate mode and either ASIO or kernel streaming. If I fiddle around with the options for a while, I eventually starts to work. I can't reproduce what I do to make it work though - generally messing around with modes and sample rates seems to eventually do it.

ASIO is set to resample to 96KHz. My guess is that it's an issue with the data types being uses. AIUI, the AV-710 ASIO using ASIO4ALL needs 24 bit data. However, there is no option to select this in the ASIO plugin for WinAMP. I have tried setting the MP3 decoder to use 24 bit (and 32 bit), but to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas? It's driving me nuts because it seems to work okay for everyone else...
post #193 of 205
So, I just realized that I should've been using the alt-out instead of the line-out on this card after having it for two months. I got kernel streaming working on Foobar, but it (or more specifically, upsampling to 96kHz) slows my computer down to a crawl. Is there a huge difference between DirectSound and kernel streaming? I'm using HD-595s hooked up to a Melos SHA-1.

EDIT: Just having the Audio Deck drivers at 96 kHz seems to slow my computer to a crawl about 1/3rd into the song. However, when I use Winamp, things work perfectly fine -- anybody know why? I've tinkered with Foobar settings and can't seem to get it to work without my CPU usage bumping up to 99%.
post #194 of 205
I'm using DirectSound right now. Sounds fine to me (but i'm using some cheap headphones so take it with a grain of salt)
post #195 of 205
On third thought (if you include my edit), I think it's the preset custom UI that was causing the slowdown...which is weird, because it wasn't doing so earlier.
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