Originally Posted by thomaspf
Try setting reclock as your default system renderer and set it up to use kernel streaming for audio output.
This should get you bit-perfect playback with most sound cards that do not resample to 48Khz in hardware.
OK, reporting in here with a question:
First, the question: how do I set ReClock as the default system renderer in MCE or WMP settings? For some reason, I can't find it. If you mean setting the "force" option in the ReClock configuration panel, I've done that.
I've got my Chaintech AV710 in and have been tinkering away. 2 successes and 1 failure so far.First, my setup:
Asus A7N8X Deluxe (Nforce2) with Athlon XP 2400+
Windows XP MCE with Rollup 2
Foobar2000 version 0.8.3 with Kernel Streaming output .dll enabled
Chaintech AV710 Soundcard, using ViaArena.com latest Envy24 Drivers (Envy24_Family_V500a)
ReClock Beta (1.7b4)Next, my settings:
Via Envy Control Panel: 2-channel mode set to 44.1kHz, SPDIF set to PCM only and 44.1kHz.
Foobar2000 Preferences:Output set to kernel streaming, device set to Envy24 (Chaintech card)
ReClock Config Panel: Outputs set to kernel streaming, devices set to Envy24, Force ReClock to be renderer for DirectSound enabledNow, my successes:
Foobar2000 in kernel streaming mode plays the 44.1kHz DTS test track and all my lossless and VBR MP3 audio files flawlessly. It sounds fantastic, and vastly improved from Nforce2 onboard sound being muddled by Kmixer to 48kHz.
Windows Media Player plays the 44.1kHz DTS test track, some VBRAltPresetStandard EAC-encoded Mp3's and some Windows Lossless songs through ReClock's rendering engine (forced in ReClock settings) with a delayed start, a pop now and then, and a few skips here and there, but once it's going, it sounds equally as fantastic as Foobar2000.Finally, my problem so far: no MCE bit-perfection with Chaintech yet
Media Center, however, tells me when I look for my normal collection of WMlossless and VBR MP3 files that the files are "missing or corrupt" which they most certainly aren't, and no audio plays at all. I remember someone mentioning in some Envy or Chaintech AV710 thread that when files are played on a drive other than the primary C: drive in the same machine or over a network, problems arise. Perhaps this is the cause, as my audio files reside on a 400GB SATA drive I installed solely for media storage. Unless someone (thomaspf?) knows something I don't in that I haven't reset MCE properly.
I'm still awaiting my M-Audio transit (I know it will jitter thomas, but at least it will hopefully play MCE audio at bit-perfect 44.1kHz
). I'll install that and run same tests as above when I get it and report here.
In the meantime, does anyone have any ideas about making ReClock and MCE happy together?