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Re: Geek question - is there any way to get Foobar2000 to automatically change to a file's native sample/bitrate in Win7?

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Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 11:46:21 -0500

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That's it, components. So which is best to install? I thought I read somewhere that ASIO is not 
favored in the "ultimate file player" crowd, the guys who optimize laptops for playing digital music 
files. Never understood why, above my geek pay grade.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Geek question - is there any way to get Foobar2000 to automatically change 
to a file's native sample/bitrate in Win7?


> Maybe a "component' could be termed a plugin. In
> File>Preferences>Components, you can install support for ASIO, Kernel
> Streaming, and WASAPI. That may be what you're missing. The HiLo probably
> supports them all, but certainly ASIO. Try installing that and WASAPI
> support, then under Output, select the Device menu entry that shows the HiLo
> in one or both interface types. NOT DS! That's the Windows interface, IIRC.
> It should show at least one of those named for the HiLo, or as a generic USB
> device.
>
> One way to check this is to play an 88.2 file. Win7 doesn't support it; it
> will resample or just not work. If you get 88.2 on your converter, it is
> bypassing the Windows mixer.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 10:33 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Geek question - is there any way to get Foobar2000
> to automatically change to a file's native sample/bitrate in Win7?
>
> Also, is there some parameter deep in the Sound control panel that turns
> control of this over to the playback software? Sony Soundforge doesn't have
> this problem with the Lynx HiLo -- it seems designed to take control of all
> this stuff in the background. Also, Carl are you sure you don't have a
> Foobar plugin that is controlling this? If so, which plugin?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 10:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Geek question - is there any way to get Foobar2000
> to automatically change to a file's native sample/bitrate in Win7?
>
>
>> Gee, Tom, that's never been a problem for me. Via USB to Benchmark
>> DACs, using ASIO, KS, or WASAPI, Foobar will automatically output
>> native rates and change on the fly (unlike Mac OS). This is with no
>> other processing plugins in the virtual signal path, which I almost
>> never use. I confirmed this when I got the DAC2, which indicates
>> sr/bit-depth. It requires no intervention and has worked that way on
>> Win7, 8.1, and 10. It doesn't care what the Windows default setting
>> is, as the Benchmark drivers bypass that internal system. Hardware
>> interfaces that use Windows native drivers may behave differently.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
>> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 9:58 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Geek question - is there any way to get Foobar2000
>> to automatically change to a file's native sample/bitrate in Win7?
>>
>> I have tried figuring this out on Google and nothing I'm searching
>> gets me there.
>>
>> I use Foobar2000 as my primary audio player on my Win7 computers in
>> the studio. Foobar seems to default to the Windows Sound setting for
>> the actual output sample/bitrate, no matter what is native to the
>> file. So, if I'm listening to multiple files from the studio, HDTracks
>> and CDs, I have to keep opening up the Sound control panel and
>> changing the settings to match the file.
>>
>> Is there any way to make Foobar do this, take control of these
>> settings and then change them based on the file parameters?
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>>
>
> 

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