Trying to figure out two things:
1. Correct configuration for the setup below.
2.How can WASAPI Exclusive be enabled on MPC HC/BE?
1.Is this setup considered bitstreaming?
Setup: Xonar DGX>S/PDIF>TOSLINK cable>DAC>Headphones.
The DAC only supports PCM and DSD:
1 x TOSLink optical capable of playing 44.1KHz to 192KHz PCM and DSD64 in DoP format.
The USB and COAX S/PDIF also only accept PCM and DSD.
The S/PDIF protocol specification (IEC-60958) can only carry 2-channel PCM data or non-PCM AC3/DTS data. So, when a user selects PCM output for S/PDIF, the Xonar sound card will always deliver 2 channel PCM data through the S/PDIF output port.
Optical TOSLINK digital output port. Connects to external digital decoder or digital speaker systems, Home Theater systems, AV receivers for outputting digital audio including PCM, DTS Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro, etc.
In CP the S/PDIF passthrough is disabled, but there is audio regardless:
Should any of the bitstreaming options be enabled in LAV?
In MPC HC>Options>Internal Filters>Audio Renderer:
Is there such an option in MPC BE?
Should Exclusive mode be clicked?
How can I tell if WASAPI mode is working?
If I enable Exclusive mode and there is something else playing in the background, that sound does not cut off.
Shouldn't Exclusive mode silence all other sounds?
Not sure if this matters, but Waves NX is also being used.
When it needs to be used:
In MPC HC>Options>Playback>Output>Audio Renderer needs to be changed to NX.
Changing it in Internal Filters> Audio renderer does nothing.
In MPC BE>Options>Audio>Audio renderer needs to be changed to NX.
In Waves NX itself, the Output device is the Xonar: