Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 96000 Hz / 24-bit / 6 channels
Although, in theory, S/PDIF should always be limited to 2 channels, ReClock manages to send up to 8 channels with rates up to 192 kHz using WASAPI with S/PDIF selected as output, which my A/V receiver understands and displays as such. Note that the output is not encoded in any way (like on-the-fly DD or DTS), and it even bypasses the graph and speaker swap settings in the soundcard's configuration app. Basically, ReClock manages to do bitstreaming just like ArcSoft TMT does for blu-ray movies.
Your receiver "understands" what?
What is displaying?
Maybe you send encoded DTS/DD from your movie files...
ReClock implies that the decoded PCM audio signal is being resampled to another rate to match the refresh rate of the monitor.
My receiver understands up to 8 channels of up to 192 kHz via HDMI. That is also my default setting with the soundcard.
You realize that HDMI is not the same as SPDIF? As I already typed, HDMI connection can "carry" 4 SPDIF streams (8 channels). One SPDIF cannot carry more than 2 uncompressed channels.So you can carry 8 channels only via HDMI. Maybe previous WASAPI was sending the signal to HDMI instead of SPDIF on your card/drivers...
Sounds like your sound card drivers are broken. It sounds like the drivers are enforcing the two channel limitation when you select S/PDIF. What happens if you chose speakers instead of S/PDIF when the output is set to HDMI?
Play your file, and then go into the HDAV control panel and change the sampling rate. It should change too in your receiver.
What I'm not clear about is that on your screenshot you have 7.1 output from the HDMI output (yes, it's HDMI, not SPDIF), yet your receiver is showing 5.1. Is this in the same case, or were they separate cases?
The way it works is that the driver routes anything that's going into the "Speakers" or "Digital Output" (SPDIF) devices into the HDMI device, so you get both outputs out of HDMI, but you're not bypassing the Asus mixer.
Well you might wanna go ask at the Asus forums for some updated information on how it works, what I know of it is old news apparently, but I know they were working on auto sampling rate switching, and they probably did auto channel switching as well. Probably it's working now, but you're still not using SPDIF clearly, since you're connected to HDMI.
Did you enable or disable the "set matching speaker configuration" for this last test? Can you post all the other ReClock screens including the playback one (from the icon when it's playing)?
Again: the S/PDIF device of my sound card is more of a fake playback device name.
What shows up in the properties panel of that playback cevice in Sound Panel in Control Panel? Like how many channels supported and what shows when you click on "configure"? Screenshots if you could, please. Can you also take a screenshot of the full list of playback devices? What SoNic67 says above is right though, you're still using HDMI.
Do you know if you can bitstream TrueHD or DTS-HD with ffdshow or LAV filters, with ReClock if you also use "SPDIF pass through"?