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« on: July 01, 2007, 07:56:43 pm »

From http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/pcaudio/messages/2/21528.html :
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Engine #2 also works with XP and gets around the 64MB limit, but only works with Primary Sound Driver. My USB DAC is not my Primary Sound Driver and so I can't use Engine #2. (Anyone know how I can change my sound card priorities to make my USB DAC the Primary Sound Driver?)

Go to the tab as shown below and select your USB driver in there. BUT :
What you see there ("No Playback Devices") is probably what you see too. That is, if you shut everything off because of Foobar et al, that what you'll get. I did that too, but with me this is about bit perfect MME (from RME) drivers, which just don't need to show there.
The best option for you would be to enable your USB device in Device Manager, hence revert what you did to shut that off (if you did, that is). Write down what you do to revert it, so you can go back if you don't like XX afteral. I know, to get all (not !!) working in there as should is a hell by itself.

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Even if I could make this engine #2 work, I may not have enough ram to play my whole album single wav files... idk [i have 512k of ram... i can have up to 2 gigs of ram]

This would be true. But be careful in the mean time :
Engine#2 just will allow you to load the combined tracks, but it may take ages. There will be incurred for (intensive) swapping, and with a CD of 700MB with maybe 300MB free RAM it may take 15 minutes (depending on the situation you might get an Out of Memory error). So really nothing to go for. Better add this RAM. yes
Besides all, this disk I/O will influence the sound for Engine#2 (and #1 ... not #3).

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 08:20:53 pm »

Additionally, I found this : http://www.bd-design.nl/forum/board_entry.php?id=11592&page=0&category=all&order=last_answer&descasc=DESC#p11741

And this as a follow up : http://forum.bd-design.nl/board_entry.php?id=11766#p11772

might you need the other way around.
(and might you have a spare evening to read it yes)
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XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/0/0/*1*/ Q1Factor = *4* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *10ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *10.13*  (max 10.13) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *62* / Nervous Rate = *1* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^3
A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 12:13:01 am »

K figured out how to make my usb dac the Primary Device

I had to reverse what I did for foobar to get around kmixer:
1. Open the Windows Control Panel
2. Open Sounds And Audio Devices
3. Select the Hardware Tab
4. Select your sound card in the list
5. Click Properties Button
6. Select Properties Tab on the Sound Card Properties Panel
7. Click on the Mixer + sign
8. Select your sound card on the list
9. Click Properties button
10. Click option box 'Do Not Use Mixer Features On This Device'
11. Click Apply, and then OK.
12. Re-boot
13. Windows Mixer will no longer use the device.

But... now that I'm not getting around kmixer this way, how do I get kmixer out of the "mix" while running Eng 2. (" Needs proper tweaking OS of settings, in order for KMIxer does not interfere (resamples)"). Anyway... until I get more memory I'll have to rerip what I want to hear into smaller song wav files to play... so I'll prolly go back to eng 1 cause I generally find 16/44 straight through sounding the best... no upsampling or the like needed.  For foobar I use asio2k which only passes 16/44 data.  My Stello 100 USBDAC has upconverting ... but i've never liked it, so i stay on normal.  I'll try the eng 2 "doubling" for fun and see anyway.
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