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'''<big><nowiki>★★</nowiki></big>''' On Windows WASAPI offers best quality if connected to an AVR or DAC but may not always work, and Directsound offers better compatibility and should work in just about all equipment configurations. The only time WASAPI must be used is when trying to passthrough HD audio.
'''<big><nowiki>★★</nowiki></big>''' On Windows WASAPI offers best quality if connected to an AVR or DAC but may not always work, and Directsound offers better compatibility and should work in just about all equipment configurations. The only time WASAPI must be used is when trying to passthrough HD audio.


 
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Revision as of 20:14, 9 March 2014

Template:Audionav Depending on how your equipment is connected together you'll need to adjust the audio setting.

NOTICE The following is meant to act as a guide to get you started, thus you may want to adjust things to suit your own particular set of equipment.
XBMC Settings PC Speakers
(2.0)
PC Speakers
(5.1)
TV AVR SPDIF AVR HDMI
(no HD Audio) ★
AVR HDMI
(HD Audio)
Audio Output Device Speakers Speakers HDMI/SPDIF SPDIF HDMI HDMI
Number of channels 2.0 5.1 2.0 N/A 5.1 7.1
Output configuration Best Match Best Match Best Match Best Match Best Match Best Match
Stereo upmix Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Normalize levels on downmix Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled
Resample quality Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Keep audio device alive 1 min 1 min 1 min 1 min 1 min 1 min
Enabled passthrough Disabled Disabled Disabled Enabled Enabled Enabled
Passthrough output device ★★ N/A N/A N/A SPDIF HDMI HDMI
Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver N/A N/A N/A Enabled Enabled Enabled
Enabled Dolby Digital transcoding Disabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
DTS capable receiver N/A N/A Disabled Enabled Enabled Enabled
TrueHD capable receiver N/A N/A N/A Disabled Disabled Enabled
DTS-HD capable receiver N/A N/A N/A Disabled Disabled Enabled

Where AVR has HDMI inputs but can't decode HD audio

★★ On Windows WASAPI offers best quality if connected to an AVR or DAC but may not always work, and Directsound offers better compatibility and should work in just about all equipment configurations. The only time WASAPI must be used is when trying to passthrough HD audio.