Originally Posted by GrandeBoma
pdvd 9 audio decoder, unlike the cousin pdvd 10 audio decoder does not keep the 96/24 not even with reclock wasapi, instead it will do 48/16
is this correct in your experience?!?
Yes, i've never seen any 96/24 with PDVD9.
But i have to point out something:
ReClock, even it's set to WASAPI Exclusive, just gets decoded audio and passes it to your AVR without dropping to MS mixer.
If your decoder downsamples or downmixes the audio, ReClock has nothing to do.
In this case it's gonna be WASAPI Exclusive as well but not bitperfect.
Decoder has to be able to decode the audio as is; without downsampling, without downmixing, without post-processing.
BTW don't adjust your sound blaster's SW for any post processing, just leave its sound processor for converting Digital to Analog. (DAC)
This unmolested audio should be carried to your AVR without dropping to MS mixer for post processing. (via ReClock Renderer- set to WASAPI EXclusive)
After this stage your AVR shouldn't touch your unmolested audio.
AVR's DSP should be bypassed via Direct and Pure Audio selection.
Direct means no post-processing, pure means no ADC before, no DAC later; analog audio bypasses ADC/DAC and directly goes to pre amplifier.
If you are streaming PCM audio over analog, the best way is to use an AMP instead of an AVR for sure.
I stated WASAPI Exclusive differences over ReClock on:http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?...34&postcount=1
ReClock config for streaming PCM or FLAC:
Over WASAPI Exclusive: (Non-bitexact streaming or bitexact streaming with ReClock)
Leave ReClock properties as is and in this case molested PCM/Flac streaming by ReClock will be trasmitted to your AVR without 7/Vista mixer's interfaring.
This is a WASAPI Exclusive mode for sure but it is not bitexact. (ReClock icon is green)
Config inline properties of ReClock and "select original speed", "locked" and "slave reference to audio".
In this case, ReClock transmits unmolasted decoded pcm/flac stream to your AVR. And this is gonna WASAPI exclusive-bitexact(bitperfect) mode. (ReClock icon is yellow)