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Old 9th November 2012, 22:08   #1
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PCM 6 channels/5.1 won't play in Waveout output mode

Hello all,

Since I changed my output plug-ins from DirectSound to WaveOut so as to finally get a proper (meaning here higher in volume) sound, there's one type of file I can't play anymore. And that is a PCM with 6 channels audio as shown below :

Format : Wave
File size : 127 MiB
Duration : 3mn 50s
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 4 608 Kbps

ID : 0
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 00001000-0000-0100-8000-00AA00389B71
Duration : 3mn 50s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 4 608 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Back: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 127 MiB (100%)
Having the output plug-in set on DirectSound, Winamp would play the track - only too low for my taste. Eventhough I am not found of WMP, I have to admit they're actually over Winamp as for this specific issue on channels since I can have it played there, and at a great output volume by default. So my question is:

1/ Am I missing something in the Preferences set-up that actually allows a 5.1/6 channels audio track to be played in the WaveOut output?

or 2/ It just doesn't feature in today's Winamp (I run version 5.63); thus when can we hope for this feature to be added in the player?

Thanks a lot for any information on the matter.
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