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Noob question about multichannel flac

category: music [glöplog]

I've downloaded Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" song as a 6ch flac. The size is "whopping" 500 megabytes, only for this song. Im using asus strix dsp gaming head set(yes virtualized surround). However, if using standard stereo headset on an pc and with replayer that can decode DSD stream (DSF/DFF), does it cut out those missing audio channels when using stereo headphones?
added on the 2016-05-04 18:14:11 by moredhel moredhel
i believe that depends on the replayer alone, if it auto-detects you have the 6 outputs it'll send you the 6, if it detects you only have plain stereo it should do the conversion/mixdown and send you 2ch stereo.
added on the 2016-05-04 19:11:38 by psenough psenough
would be ideal for karaoke bars if audio channels were cut out!

Thanks, one more question, when listening an basic mp3 with an replayer, should i use DirectSound, Asio or Wasapi output for so called bit-perfect sound quality?
added on the 2016-05-04 20:14:48 by moredhel moredhel
Can you hear the difference between bit-perfect and non-perfect output? Because if not, just ignore this audiophile junk. That said, DirectSound needs to die, so either use ASIO or WASAPI in exclusive mode (otherwise it won't be ZOMG BIT PERFECT!111eleven).
Copy it to a tape by putting a boombox in front of the speaker. Listen to tape in a Sony Walkman™
added on the 2016-05-05 10:20:54 by okkie okkie
500 meg wasted.
added on the 2016-05-05 19:04:23 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
what saga said. scnr
added on the 2016-05-06 21:06:23 by jco jco
Noober here again, went to my friend house. He have oldie but goodie Auzentech 7.1 soundcard with hw DD/DTS decoder embedded. The soundcard is connected via optical tos-link cable to logitech z-5500 5.1 speaker system DD/DTS/PLII hw decoding "pod".

works and sounds incredibly good when watching DD/DTS movies. But i want to know, which one actually does the audio decoding, auzentech in hardware or logitech decoding unit?

Downloaded XMPlay, installed DSD plugin along with asio4all v2 and wasapi. Especially money for nothing 6ch flac(96 khz, 8035kb/s) sounds a lot better with asio vs DirectSound.

And for asio vs wasapi, didnt hear any sound quality differences rather than wasapi "killed all audio and lights" during playback :D

Ditched foobar2000, now using XMPlay with "Aiwa rack" skin.
added on the 2016-05-09 10:29:39 by moredhel moredhel
ASIO4All and WASAPI in exclusive mode are more less the same thing anyway. jsyk. ASIO4All does not give your audio interface magical capabilities that the regular Windows audio system would lack.
moredhel: Wow, I'm sure that 40 kHz ultrasound is well appreciated by any bats and dogs in your house.
added on the 2016-05-09 18:55:33 by Sesse Sesse
High dynamic range and high sample rates make some sense in audio production, when there's going to be editing and processing, but I'm not entirely convinced of the benefits for the consumer side of things.
added on the 2016-05-09 19:19:04 by yzi yzi
I'm not entirely convinced of the benefits for the consumer side of things

There are pretty much none that are relevant for actual music listening.
added on the 2016-05-09 19:27:10 by noby noby
apart that it sounds good and that you're in the eye of the cyclone?
added on the 2016-05-09 19:43:43 by psenough psenough
About 24/96 etc: Yes, good for production but completely senseless and even potentially worse for music storage/listening.

added on the 2016-05-09 20:26:39 by kb_ kb_
A thousand times what kb_ just posted. And in particular, watch the related video if you haven't done so yet.
I'll vouch for the xiph stuff as well. Monty <3
added on the 2016-05-10 01:07:33 by noby noby


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