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I've never used this feature in my X-fi. does it have any effect in games movies or music, or is it just for recordin purposes only???
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Originally Posted by ShaveWithALightsaber View Post
I've never used this feature in my X-fi. does it have any effect in games movies or music, or is it just for recordin purposes only???
It was originally designed for recording purposes since it's so important to listen to what was recorded without any audio enhancements (which is why studio engineers get Studio Monitors. They're designed to be a precise representation of the original audio source, and the best ones don't color the sound at all).

However, people are using it now for playback of things like music with media players like foobar using ASIO (Wikipedia article).

I recently discovered this for myself in the past 48 hours, so it's extremely fresh on my mind.

Compared to Entertainment Mode, the Bit-Matched Playback is a much better choice for higher-fidelity playback. And since you can't use Creative's built-in EQ, you have to use the EQ that the media player has. But that works really well. Oh, you may have to adjust the treble and bass settings on your speakers, if they have any adjustments like that. Mine just have a treble and bass knobs.

So, what you do is you change the Output in foobar to the ASIO (once you got it in foobar), and then if you want to be sure you're actually using ASIO, move the fader in the ASIO section of Audio Creation Mode. Or, just press its mute button. Either way, it'll become obvious after that. I mean, if you adjust its fader but nothing happens, then ASIO isn't being used.

Anyway, the only problem I have with this is that if I am listening to music and browsing OCN and come across a YouTube video or something, then i have to stop the music, switch to Entertainment Mode, and then begin playing what I came across so the audio isn't all muddy from a lack of a graphic EQ and the Crystalizer. Oh, and I also have to adjust the knobs on my speakers.

So, I guess Audio Creation Mode isn't for everyone. I'm most certainly finding it to be less inconvenient. However, the sound quality is definitely much better. It's smoother or something; like butter.

As for using Audio Creation Mode (Bit-Matched Playback, specifically) with dvd movie playback, I don't know of any dvd playback media players other than Windows Media Player that has a built-in Graphic EQ. I use PowerDVD which kills Windows Media Player, so I'll still be using Entertainment Mode for dvd-movies.

Anyway, that's as much as I know about it right now. However, I imagine that this thread will become a wealth of information.
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so its a bit like usin the optical or coax digital outputs in the card.
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Originally Posted by ShaveWithALightsaber View Post
so its a bit like usin the optical or coax digital outputs in the card.
Hmm, now that you say that, I guess that is what it's like.
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aiso bypasses the windows kernal mixer. thus giving a cleen uninterupted sound signal. instead of forceing it through a bunch of microsoft filters.
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Originally Posted by ShaveWithALightsaber View Post
so its a bit like usin the optical or coax digital outputs in the card.
No it's not. If you want a explaination on what Bit-Matched playback does go here.

Or go here.
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Shows the same thing with my link, back at ya.
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Shows the same thing with my link, back at ya.
no, it actually doesn't, the entire point of let me google that for you, is to bash people for not searching them selves. Optical, your link simply goes straight to the let me google that for you main page, but you never generated a page to search something for him...

where as the other link "searches" for "Bit Matched", if you wait and watch it you'll see it. if you don't it could be a browser issue on your end.
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Generally, it's rude to basically direct people to Google, or to otherwise essentially tell them to find the answer on their own. I mean, they came here asking for an answer: the least you can do is type one up for them instead of directing them to LMGTFY or something rude like that.

I mean, is it really so hard to take a few minutes to type up an answer? After all, when somebody asks a question here, they are displaying a preference for an answer from us. They didn't come here just so they could be re-directed somewhere else where they have to go find the answer on their own. If they wanted to find the answer on their own, then why did they go out of their way to create their thread? When they ask here, it means they're expecting us to type up the answer in our own words, and maybe with a few quotes here and there to help keep the provided information factual. And if you don't have the time, then don't reply.

And in my humble opinion, LMGTFY should be censored.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/11/09 at 3:49am
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