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Kernel Streaming, ASIO, WASAPI... and music players (Foobar, JRiver...)

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Others insist. For two times I have asked for a new thread and that I would participate in it. No need to discuss more about it here. Now it is the third.
Start your own thread. There's a button and everything for it. It will make ignoring this stuff easier for everyone, so don't be surprised if no-one else participates.

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Why can not I say that one software player sounds better than another on my systems? Is it something so serious? Others are always looking to go further.
 

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Why can not I say that one software player sounds better than another
Because that's an extraordinary claim, and extraordinary claims with no evidence are just noise.
 
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Why can not I say that one software player sounds better than another on my systems? Is it something so serious? Others are always looking to go further.
Why can not I say that one software player sounds better than another on my systems? Is it something so serious? Others are always looking to go further.
https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...sound-different-from-each-other-and-why.8269/

I started a thread for you. Give us a good reply on how you determined software players sound different.
 
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Anybody played with the "hardware buffer" for WASAPI 1.3.3 in Foobar?
Default is 200ms in Push mode and 25ms in Event mode.
Why and can we expect a difference between both modes and hardware buffer values?
 

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Anybody played with the "hardware buffer" for WASAPI 1.3.3 in Foobar?
Default is 200ms in Push mode and 25ms in Event mode.
Why and can we expect a difference between both modes and hardware buffer values?
I set mine to 5010ms to prevent any dropouts. There is absolutely zero difference whatsoever in sound quality between the 25ms default and 5010ms

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Thread Starter #249
I set mine to 5010ms to prevent any dropouts. There is absolutely zero difference whatsoever in sound quality between the 25ms default and 5010ms

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Thanks but I was talking about the hardware buffer settings in Properties/Advanced/Playback/WASAPI.

About the buffer length you indicate, I set it to 2000ms.
 
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Other question: is there any need to give "real-time priority" or "high priority" to Foobar2000?
 

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It's the first time I've seen that setting BTW. Yeah, I've never played with that part though but the high worker process priority is checked by default on mine
 

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Anybody played with the "hardware buffer" for WASAPI 1.3.3 in Foobar?
Default is 200ms in Push mode and 25ms in Event mode.
Why and can we expect a difference between both modes and hardware buffer values?
To prevent any problem in Event mode I use it at 100ms (same as in Push mode which never caused issues with that setting).
 

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Main reason why I hate iTunes on Windows even if it does support WASAPI Exclusive as you can see that it skips the mixer when playing back music

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Friends don't let friends use Windoz. :p
 
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