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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by ramicio View Post

I like Winamp's interface and library handling. I hate that all output plugins, and probably more, are pre-loaded. I like the output plugins that foobar offers. I absolutely HATE foobar's interface and playlist-based method. If ASIO in Winamp worked with my STX with anything more than 16/44.1 I would immediately go back to Winamp.

Have you tried ASIO4ALL instead of the Xonar ASIO driver, I had to use that in the past. Also doesn't Winamp support WASAPI (exclusive mode) which is the same thing. Lastly, I use JRiver because it doesn't have these issues.
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post #32 of 45
Winamp for music and chiptune module files, Daum PotPlayer for video just because it plays EEEEVVVEEERRYYYTTHHIIINNGGG imaginable to mankind tongue.gif

Also, I do use 24/96 playback in Winamp using ASIO, works fine on my modded X-Fi XM :/
post #33 of 45
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Your point being? I know I don't have the largest music collection... That was kind of my point. WMP sucks the big one at dealing with large amounts of music was my point. You want a cookie?

Sorry, I thought this was a discussion rather than your soliloquy. Next time I wont bother chatting with you rolleyes.gif
post #34 of 45
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Have you tried ASIO4ALL instead of the Xonar ASIO driver, I had to use that in the past. Also doesn't Winamp support WASAPI (exclusive mode) which is the same thing. Lastly, I use JRiver because it doesn't have these issues.

No I haven't. Is ASIO4ALL even an ASIO driver? Doesn't it just emulate ASIO on top of the Windows mixer crap? I also don't wish to totally replace my device drivers, as I use the card for movies sometimes. All of the ASIO plugins are still very old and likely won't do gapless. The Otachan plugin works, but it doesn't play gaplessly, which is a deal-breaker. There is a WASAPI plugin that offers exclusive mode, but the author is foreign and there is a language gap in explaining to him that what he calls exclusive mode isn't really bit-perfect.
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post #35 of 45
I don't think one is particularly better than the other, it goes down to which you prefer. I use foobar, it keeps things simple whilst at the same time allowing you to change or edit pretty much anything you like. I love the customisation, I'll post up a screenshot and link to my skin later.
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post #36 of 45
Both are awesome apps but i prefer using winamp since ive been using it for years.

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post #37 of 45
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No I haven't. Is ASIO4ALL even an ASIO driver? Doesn't it just emulate ASIO on top of the Windows mixer crap? I also don't wish to totally replace my device drivers, as I use the card for movies sometimes. All of the ASIO plugins are still very old and likely won't do gapless. The Otachan plugin works, but it doesn't play gaplessly, which is a deal-breaker. There is a WASAPI plugin that offers exclusive mode, but the author is foreign and there is a language gap in explaining to him that what he calls exclusive mode isn't really bit-perfect.

It doesn't replace anything, it's a separate driver, you just select it in the application instead of the Xonar one, AFAIK it's real ASIO (it was back in XP at least when I actually needed the low latency). As you say though the plugins are old and discovering what they actually do is problematic (even Xonars old ASIO drivers weren't doing what they were supposed to). If your looking for gapless ASIO on a Xonar I have it with JRiver, I gave up on Foobar and Winamp for these reasons.
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I don't see anything indicating that ASIO4ALL creates a direct path to the hardware for bit-perfect sound. It seems like I would still need to alter the sound card's settings to match the format I'm playing. It takes an ASIO input and converts it to Kernel Streaming, which is old XP architecture. I have tried JRMC and don't care for that player's interface as well.
 
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post #39 of 45
I use Winamp, but with a twist:
*install the old school interface, so only the "lite" option upon installation
*I never install Winamp Agent as it is an annoying little thing that eats RAM and works in the background for no reason

...I am using Winamp since version 1.5 or something, old habits die hard. I have used Foobar briefly and appreciated it's sound and that it's light weight. This however brief usage of foobar made me realize all I need is the old-style Winamp interface and there's where I am now.
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I wish I could figure out how to get G-Force to work with Foobar, then I might make the switch
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