Old 19th January 2020, 18:53   #1
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Can Winamp Output Audio Thru USB

Can Winamp be configured to output audio through USB? I want to port Winamp to my home theater system.

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Old 29th January 2020, 17:15   #2
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Whatever is plugged in to the USB needs to be a windows soundcard, afaik.

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Old 1st February 2020, 17:27   #3
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Mr S - thanks as always for your answer.

I hope that those writing the new version would consider a way to direct interface Winamp to the latest stereo and home theater equipment. Almost all accept USB audio sources.
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Old 10th February 2020, 10:59   #4
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two sound cards are needed for this. Or is it some kind of special sound card with a couple of independent outputs?
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Old 10th February 2020, 11:33   #5
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I think there is some confusion here...

A computer may or may not have a sound card in it. If it doesn't, a usb port on the computer can accept a usb powered sound card, which then in turn can feed a stereo via the stereo's analog or digital inputs.

This is different than having winamp somehow feed a usb input on a stereo.

I am not familiar enough with how stereos use any usb inputs they may have, but I wouldn't do that anyway.

I would use a laptop or silent pc to feed a stereo my audio via hdmi or fiber optic cable.

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Old 15th February 2020, 19:12   #6
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Can Winamp be configured to output audio through USB? I want to port Winamp to my home theater system.

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Simple answer - YES!
I have Winamp running on two different windows10 desktops.

One outputs via USB to an Audio-Engine DAC, and the other outputs via USB to an iFi Nano DAC.

No problem with either, setup was simple - just go into Sound Settings/Manage Sound Devices.

I am assuming some sort of DAC at your HT end.
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Old 15th February 2020, 20:13   #7
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Thank you.

I have lots of DAC's but was wondering what the USB inputs on most new equipment is looking for? A file?

I also have WA running on Windows 7 in the office and am wondering how I can get it digitally to my W7 machine that is part of my HT. Else I will have to install WA and my library in a second machine.

Any thoughts?
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Old 19th February 2020, 00:13   #8
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Winamp defaults to whatever windows has decided is the default output.
It will output to whatever lists as a valid standard output via the direct sound, wave out or WASPI plugins.
Which ever plugin you are using, change the preferred output to the one you want if it is not automatically used.

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