Originally Posted by 720p
can you point me to a dts wav that doesn't play on your system?
all dts wav file I've tried played fine with foobar
Originally Posted by Emig5m
I have absolutely no problem bitstreaming audio in WinXP with the Xonar even in Windows Media Player (tested with 44.1Khz 5.1 DTS wave files that play the pink noise if not bitstreaming.)
Thanks to both of you for responding - I now have the Xonar card working over HDMI to a Denon 2808 with DTS WAV playback i.e. the best test of an unadulterated bitstream I have, and working in:
- foobar with DTS input plugin and WASAPI output plugin
- Winamp with Kernel streaming plugin
- Media Monkey with Winamp kernel streaming plugin
All these bypass Windows mixing and the Xonar HDAV Center.
No luck with Windows Media Player (which I hate) but can I do the same there?
Originally Posted by AVSAR
Thanks for the input. I just pulled the trigger on an X-Fi card instead. I really wanted to believe that this Asus card was the holy grail for HTPC users. Too bad it ain't. I guess I'll wait for the The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD soundcard due out the last week of January (which if you believe their PR, "is the world's first native PCI Express soundcard that is fully HDMI v1.3a Compliant, providing non-downsampled audio even during playback of 24p video").
Does my experience with DTS WAV tell us that the Xonar HDAV Center is as much a culprit in adulterating sound as kmixer in XP and Audio Engine in Vista? Is TMT the only option for a PAP, if indeed it does provide a true PAP? Are we being misled by our AVRs telling us they are receiving 96KHz and 192KHz (which they obviously are) if it's just a signal upsampled from internal 48KHz processing by Windows/Xonar XHDAV Center?
My suspicion is that we're being mugged-off...