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Old 3rd June 2015, 19:53   #15
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Originally Posted by Tohno_Neil View Post
Upsample/downsample will hurt sound quality,and twice resample will get worse result than once,
just like I say :

"When turn on Winamp 24bit output:
Original file (16bit,44.1k/Hz) → Winamp output (24bit,44.1k/Hz) → Windows output (24bit,96k/Hz)
Original file (24bit,48k/Hz) → winamp output (24bit,48k/Hz) → Windows output (24bit,96k/Hz)"
I agree that you don't want Winamp and Windows to both resample the same thing. Since you hear a difference when upsampling, then you need to manually set both Winamp and Windows to match the original files as closely as possible (e.g. original file is 16 bit, 44100 Hz, then disable Winamp's 24 bit output and set Windows to 16 bit, 44100 Hz or if original file is 24 bit, 48000 Hz, then enable Winamp's 24 bit output and set Windows to 24 bit, 48000 Hz.) Windows will not resample the bit depth or the sample frequency when they are set to match the original file's values and Winamp outputs them correctly.

To reduce the need to keep changing the setups, group the files with the same values together (with playlists). This is the best you can do, for now.

If you're looking for a bit-perfect reproduction of the original file, then you should probably disable Replay Gain and the Winamp equalizer.

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