Hi all, I recently got an Asus Xonar D2X sound card and since then I've come across a lot of literature on how to get MPC-HC to ouput audio directly to the sound card without going through the Windows Mixer. However, I'm using Windows XP SP3 and I'm unsure how to set this up.
Basically, I want the Audio decoder inside MPC-HC (Internal or External) to ouput PCM with the same bit depth, sampling rate and number of channels to the sound card. I want the sound card to do the required downmixing / upmixing as needed, depending on whether I'm using headphones or 7.1 speakers.
Here's a list of the Audio renderers that show up in MPC-HC.
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i think there is no need to bypass Windows mixer, you can select any DirectSound Device of your sound card, it is a bit short than System Default
in MPC-HC Audio Decoder properties dialog uncheck Mixer (so this will do audio driver if needed) and check all Output sample formats, mpc-hc will decide which one is best to use
in mpc-hc Audio switcher properties dialog select Pin: Out ,you will see
- Connection media type:
Audio: PCM 44100Hz stereo 1411kbps
this is what is sending to Sound (DirectSound) Device
Last edited by somespirit; 8th Nov 2012 at 14:05.
Sweet! I never knew about the Pin: Out thing! Yet one more reason why I love MPC-HC.
Thanks for your help, somespirit!
I ended up going with renderer 6 above. So far, AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, THD, DTS, DTS-HDMA all seem to work as I want them to. I will experiment some more.