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  • Seek changes sound

    My spec:

    Windows XP Sp2
    P4 2.8 GHz
    SB Audigy 2 ZS - latest drivers
    7.1 speaker settings in control panel and CMSS2 enabled

    and these 3rd part plugins

    After first seek in song (by dragging slider or by arrow) sound goes only to front speakers. After next seek again to 7.1. After next to 2 and again to 7.1. This is repeating. I am using DirectSound output with all fadings disabled. It is occurring during ogg, mp3, xm, it, modules playback. In the contrary, MIDI files are played always in the same way. From 3rd part plugins - flac, mpc and monkeys audio files are also alway played in the same way. So summing this... ogg, mp3 and modules have buggy playback and midi, flac, mpc, ape are played in the same way invariant of seeking.

    Has anybody similar problem?

  • #2
    You have the following options:

    1. Winamp > Prefs > Playback:
    Uncheck "Allow 24bit"

    The Audigy 2-ZS was not a true 24bit soundcard, or to be more precise, it only supported a single 24bit audio stream...


    2. Keep the 'Allow 24bit' option enabled, and go to:

    Winamp > Prefs > Plugins > Output > out_ds > config > Fading tab:
    Disable all fades, especially 'fade on seek' and 'fade on pause/stop'

    These features require a 2nd audio stream.

    This is where the problem/limitation arises with the Audigy 2-ZS.
    Because it only supports a single 24bit audio stream, and not 2 or more simultaneous 24bit audio streams, then the 2nd stream is played at 16bit - and this is what causes the problem when cmss is enabled.


    3. Keep those options enabled and upgrade to a newer soundcard (eg. SB X-Fi) which supports multiple simultaneous 24bit audio streams.

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    • #3

      I just switched 24 bit off and it works fine. Thanks