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Windows 10 Advanced sound options

Windows 10 allows you to set specific audio devices to applications.
For example, this allows you to use Merging Audio Device WDM for media players applications, and have Windows System sounds on another device.
Go in Windows Settings > System > Sound and select Advanced sound options to configure the applications Outputs and Inputs (if relevant).
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352.8 / 384 kHz Support

Compatible Windows applications :

ApplicationNotes
Foobar2000Please use the foobar WASAPI plugin.  
See this page for download and installation instructions 
iTunes for Windows
AIMP Audio PlayerFor DSD playback, the application must be set to ASIO (not WASAPI)
Jriver Media PlayerPlease use the WASAPI output mode (Tools > Options > Audio Device > Output Merging Audio Device WASAPI
HQPlayerFor DSD playback, the application must be set to ASIO (not WASAPI)
Firefox Allows website like Youtube to playback 352.8/384 kHz
VLC Please set VLC audio output mode to Waveout (Tools > Preferences > Audio > Output Module)
Please user VLC version 3.0.10 (or above) - previous versions may crash when starting playback.
Such option is not available in VLC Microsoft Store app, please use the desktop version

Applications NOT compatible for 352.8 / 384 kHz sampling rate on WDM : 
Quicktime - Windows Media Player - Windows Groove Music / Films & TV - Google Chrome - Microsoft Edge - Spotify App (workaround : use Spotify web player with Firefox browser) 



Multichannel playback Applications known issues

VLC:
When the MAD - WDM outputs channels is set to more than 2, VLC may crash or remain silent.
Please set VLC audio output mode to Waveout (Tools > Preferences > Audio > Output Module)
Please user VLC version 3.0.10 (or above) - previous versions may crash when starting playback.
Such option is not available in VLC Microsoft Store app, please use the desktop version.

Spotify :
When the MAD - WDM outputs channels is set to more than 2, Spotify shows a "Spotify can't play this right now.  If you have the file on your computer you can import it."
Please use  Spotify web player (with Firefox browser for 352.8/384 kHz support)
Or go in Windows Control Panel > Sound > Playback.  Select the Merging Audio Device, and access its Properties.  In the Advanced tab, set the Default format to 2 channels.