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

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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
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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

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