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I know you can bypass kmixer with kermal streaming and ASIO in paticular programs. Aside from running foobar 2k, I run PowerDVD. Would the Kmixer effect the sound in any way? If so...is there a way of completely disabeling kmixer altogether so it wouldn't have an effect on the audio in my DVD's as well?
 

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Are you doing SPDIF passthrough? If so, kmixer does NOTHING to your DVD's audio....


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I am sorry I couldn't replay to you earlier :) thats pretty cool so using optical doesn't use kmixer with dvd audio...how about any other audio, like CD audio?


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DTS/DD(AC3) is packaged audio.... unpackaged audio goes through kmixer..... :(
 

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Lastest ReClock 1.5 Beta 8 has a Kernal Streaming mode that may bypass Kmixer for PCM source. But the author seems disappeared for a while...


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The bottom line is, if its normal stereo and the software (whatever it may be) is configured to output via "Wave Out" or "Direct Sound", then it goes through kmixer.sys, and there's no easy way around this.


As Li On suggests, "reclock" may offer a possible bodged solution, but this is unproven at this time.


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of course, there is then ASIO....


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Alright, I get the picture. Isn't there some way to fool around with kmixer in regedit or something? Instead of trying to bypass it all the time, why not just get rid of it once and for all?
 

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Originally Posted by jimwhite
of course, there is then ASIO....


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...for applications that will use it. Unfortunately, many (and especially MS ones) won't.


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MS applications will never use asio, it would like saying thank you to steinberg for showing them how to implement a good audio renderer ;)
 
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