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13th April 2008, 04:42
Is there a plug-in or patch out there that enables winamp to playback in 32-bit or higher bits? (like foobar2000 can?)
13th April 2008, 05:12
Mp3s are encoded in 16bit, there is no such thing as a 32-bit MP3. There is 24-bit decoding support (which is useless unless you have a 24-bit soundcard, and still any additions are questionable). There is no opetions for 32-bit. But besides for number-evvy can you give one good reason why this would be remotely useful?
# I have a 32-bit or 64-bit or 128-bit sound card - what can I do?
I'm sorry, but you don't have such a sound card. The numerical value in the title of a certain series of soundcards may double as you go up the range, but it doesn't tell you the output accuracy of the sound cards - it doesn't even claim to. The best digital to analogue converters are 24-bits. Some very good ones (e.g. this one from dCS) may be linear down to the equivalent level of the 27th bit, but this is still using a 24-bit input signal and 24-bit converters. 99.9% of people still have 16-bit sound cards.
13th April 2008, 22:01
there is an option in foobar2000 to play files in 32-bit post-processing / output format
go to preferences > output
play a file..
dunno it sounds a bit different to me
14th April 2008, 14:58
foobar2000 does have re sample to 32 bits option and it does seem to make it sound cleaner and more crisp
as for there are only 24 bit cards no such thing as 32 bit
your dead wrong :P j/k
my Realtech HD is rated at 32 bit depth 'not sure wat chip"
32 bit is still getting into the main steam but apps like
audicy foobar support it so why notwinamp
14th April 2008, 20:14
you need to use the
Kernel Streaming support plugin to get full 32 bit
SOUND'S FRIGGING AMAZING
but winamp will allways have my first spot
quote on the Kernel Streaming support plugin
"Allows bit-exact playback bypassing Windows kernel mixer."
maby something Similar for winamp
W I N A M P O W N S
~cap's lock ftw~ :P
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