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Support - (fb2k) / Re: NO benefits from using ASIO ?
Last post by 40th.com -
You are correct.  There's a much simpler way to see it.  Still using the toslink, select "Speakers" as the output device instead of "S/PDIF Pass-through Device".  The speaker endpoint routes through the toslink.  The AVR shows the rate set in the Xonar DX Audio Center regardless. This is a DX from 2008.  Carry on.  Oh, volume and mute do work, at least on my Jukebox 2112.  I'm not sure if you tried to say otherwise.  Still using exclusive mode (same result for shared).  FTR, my DX does not do exclusive-event or shared-event, just timer modes.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Resampler plugin
Last post by C87P66 -
Do you know how long the filter is for x8 oversampling?
Have no idea.

Would we get better performance with an even longer filter?
Why? It can be worse, not better.

I know SSRC is 16k max, if that's useful. It is often suggested that longer filters are more accurate, though more computation-intensive. Why do you think longer filters can be worse given the same design?
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Scientific Discussion / Re: infrasound
Last post by AndyH-ha -
While considerably more research needs to be done to sort out many issues, that Brian Dunning article was written by someone either totally ignorant of the scientific work that has been done or someone bent on deflecting attention from the empirical evidence of physical  measurements, extensive medical examinations, and various experiments with laboratory animals. These are covered in the lectures and literature summary I linked to.

Dare I say the skeptoid.com article is strongly reminiscent of what has been claimed of the tobacco industry vis a vis the results of smoking. Anyone who doesn't see that clearly hasn't listened to either lecture nor read the article, both of which are also quite interesting from a purely objective scientific viewpoint.

As clearly stated in the lectures, and is obvious from the literature summary, wind turbines are neither the beginning nor the end of the story, but wind turbines are a very important consideration because in their tens, nay hundreds of thousands they are intruding on the living spaces of both people and many animal species over much of the world.

Industrial infrasound has nothing to do with the part of the spectrum that anyone can hear. This might lead to be a somewhat reasonable complaint that it isn't what Hydrogen Audio is about but I pointed that out in my opening. I don't know another word for it except sound as it is the same kind of energy manifestation in matter as the part of the spectrum that can be heard. It is about 'sound' energy and it is quite interesting, if potentially disturbing.

One difference from the normal sense of "sound" is that many tissues besides the ear respond strongly to infrasound and another is that infrasound penetrates where audible sound cannot. Perhaps some of the kinds of tissue changes from infrasound would also occur from the audio spectrum experienced at similar levels but hearing would probably be destroyed before any other conditions could develop. Audible sound that loud, at such prolonged exposures, rarely if ever occurs. I also don't know why this is so little known; hard physical evidence has been accumulating, if not terribly rapidly, at least since the early 60s.
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AAC / Re: xHE-AAC / FDK2 for Android - also available on Linux soon?
Last post by Rubber Ear -
It is hard to figure out precise date public availability of xHE-AAC.

I have doubts on that we really need xHE-AAC ?
Reason is simple - lack of competition.

From perspective, I think about years 2001-2007 nowadays commerce hardly hit common programmers creativity and of course audio codecs/standards.
We must keep in mind, that in time I pointed out many different audio codecs and encoders were competitive. That state was also internal motor of developing process.

For example, all of us  "consumers" could choose between MP3, OGG, MPC and even AAC. The more can be say, that all of these were sufficient for 90% public at bitrates from 160 kbps to 224 kbps.
The funniest audio episode is related to MP3, because MP3 created internal rivalry between MP3-Pro (as first audio standard with parametric stereo after so slooooow Twin VQF) and MP3-HD (lossless standard compatible with all players).

Even if we obtain in final step full possibility of listening xHE-AAC, still we cannot encode ours WAV’s because we do not have encoder. In my point of view that do not change anything.
One available encoder on market still does not resolve anything, because according to AAC people could choose encoder between: FAAC , Fraunhofer,  Apple CoreAAC, from Winamp, CT AAC+, 3GGP AAC+ and even more.

Internal competition guarantees final quality.  Lack of this aspect is stagnation.
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