Thanks for the reply. I tried turning center image to 1.0 and it my foobar use 50% of my cpu. What's a good recommendation setting for center image? So with center it plays more of the "center" sounds of the sound field. And since theres a center one to play between 2 and 20 more if the sounds of like speakers 9-14 get played on the center only. Also for the center image whats the difference between 0.2 or say 0.7 is it volume or what? What setting would be good lets say with the 20 speaker example have left speaker play 1-7 center play 8-13 and right play 14-20. Does having the cetner image at 1.0 make center play 2-19?
Failed to load DLL: foo_dsp_fsurround.dllReason: This component is missing a required dependency, or was made for different version of foobar2000.any reason as to why this would happen?
Is there any way to reverse the front and rear? I'm using it with Dolby Headphone with the ER-4B and the front and rear are reversed for some reason.
Quote from: mkeroppi on 11 April, 2007, 05:34:57 PMIs there any way to reverse the front and rear? I'm using it with Dolby Headphone with the ER-4B and the front and rear are reversed for some reason.Not really, but you could try to eliminate the reason.I don't think that the output channels got mixed up (assuming you have recent (and non-hacked) versions of foobar, FS and DH). However, you could verify this with the channeltest.mp3. To be absolutely sure that FS's output mapping is ok, you could put ATSurround-Headphone after it and selectively mute some of its 5 input channels.I think its more likely that somewhere in your input chain (e.g. the CD ripper or input plugin) the polarity of one of your stereo channels got inverted. This would result in more or less switched front and rear in all common surround decoders. The fix would be to flip the channel's sign back.If none of the above is the problem, I can only imagine that DH may be not very compatible to your ears/ears-headphone combination.
I tried turning center image to 1.0 and it my foobar use 50% of my cpu. ?
I have to same problem
I am amazed at the quality this plugin retains when put in a DSP chain, I'd like to use it as a replacement for binaural listening on headphones.Center Image, Dimension and Stereo Separation all seem to go into this but I'm not 100% what each one does exactly:Stereo Separation moves the speakers closer together?Center Image moves the listener back and forth between front and rear?Dimension makes the room smaller/bigger?Any suggestions as to what good values to use?
This means that plain Stereo Music which was not encoded this way sounds very similar to normal Stereo, except that echoes or very distorted sounds usually come over the surround speakers, too. Encoded music sounds much better, of course.
I'm currently using the Dolby Headphone DSP and I'm trying to determine whether it should be preceded by either the free surround dsp or the channel mixer (for upscaling to 5.1). You say the free surround dsp only has a significant effect when the music is encoded for surround playback, but I'm confused. Don't these kind of releases already include a 5.1 mix?Thanks.
Quote from: TheBlakester on 08 September, 2008, 12:07:52 PMI'm currently using the Dolby Headphone DSP and I'm trying to determine whether it should be preceded by either the free surround dsp or the channel mixer (for upscaling to 5.1). You say the free surround dsp only has a significant effect when the music is encoded for surround playback, but I'm confused. Don't these kind of releases already include a 5.1 mix?Thanks.I think you're assuming that a release is either plain stereo or full-blown SACD/DVD-Audio.But since it's easy to add surround effects here and there in a stereo mix, and since most people with surround setups have a stereo decoder, it is not that black-and-white.There is a spectrum going from vanilla stereo music, over somewhat-enriched music, to multichannel-mastered and downmixed music (including the CD/mp3/(internet) radio versions of a 5.1 mix). The big problem is that no one ever cares to state on a CD what you will find on it, surround-wise (except for the occasional classical music label). So you can do no more than use it and see what unfolds and what doesn't, or use a channel replicator right away.
Ah, I see. Thanks a lot for clearing that up.