Why isn't here a simple processing plug-in with proper dithering for Windows to replace Kmixer? It excists for Mac OS!
Windows Kmixer is really bad sounding if you're somewhere below 100%.
It should be noted, however, that contrary to popular belief KMixer doesn't alter the sound in the majority of cases. Also, there are many ways to bypass KMixer without the need of an extra plugin to access DirectSound, ASIO, Direct Kernel Streaming or WASAPI. In Windows XP, for example, the usage of DirectSound (which Winamp uses by default) with a hardware mixer is a way to bypass KMixer.
I only read everywhere on the internet, and it definitaly is audible too, that Kmixer treats the sound bad.
Then why did Steve Monks make the Streaming Kernel Output plugin?
There are plenty of plugins, programs or extensions for the identical situation in MAC OS. There they have acknowledged this problem and came with solutions. There are few people like Steve Monks who tried to do the same for WXP or W7, but probably the real audiophile people are all on OSX...
Opposite from bit perfect, especially when you put it somewhere at -50 or -30 dB.
J River is OK, people are very nice and helpfull, but it doesn't handle playlists that are old and contain ..\..\ .. in the middle of file. They are working on it.
Quotethewelltemperedcomputer.comI suspect you are misinterpreting the conclusions of this site. If I remember correctly, a regular contributor to Hydrogenaudio named Roseval works on this site; s/he may be able to comment on your way of reading it.