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Windows audio problem

----- Original Message -----
From: dsr at
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 10:51:01 +0000
To: discuss at
Subject: Re: Windows audio problem

> On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 02:04:53PM +0900, Derek Martin wrote:
> > I'm not sure why playing CD audio is so resource intensive on recent
> > Windows systems... 
> [I've heard that it's] because rather than simply telling the sound card
> to accept the input from the CD player's analog output and amplify it,
> the new default in Windows is to read the raw data, correct it, and run
> it through a DSP. Imagine if you needed to use cdparanoia to read all
> your audio disks...

I discovered a setting to change the playback from Digital (default) to Analog, and the problem remained afterwards.

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