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Xonar DX popping/crackling with 24-bit 192khz FLAC

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Today I was running a 24 bit 192 khz FLAC file through my Xonar DX directly into my Sony MDR-V6 headphones. I'm using Winamp as my media player. Every time I move the volume slider in Winamp, I hear popping/crackling through the headphones. This hasn't happened with any other type of file (MP3 or FLAC). Any ideas why this happens just with 24bit/192khz files? The sampling rate through the Xonar DX Audio Center is 192khz. Thanks.
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Update drivers, and Winamp
Also try another player (VLC) could be issue with winamp
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Update drivers, and Winamp
Also try another player (VLC) could be issue with winamp

You are probably right. I noticed that there's no crackling at all when I change the volume through the Windows taskbar or through the Xonar DX audio center, so it is Winamp related as far as I can tell. Thanks for the tip.
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This sound like an issue with a buffer. I don't use WinAmp, but I have found with Foobar that you actually have to turn the buffer to its lowest setting (50ms, or 0ms if it's available) to play high-res music. The clocking between your sound card and your PC could also be different. Are you using WASAPI or ASIO audio output? If not, try that as well.
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