[LAU] 24-bit files and hisss.... GOT IT

Sampo Savolainen v2 at iki.fi
Mon Feb 16 11:05:08 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 13:03 +0100, hollunder at gmx.at wrote:
> Glad it works for you.
> But: Upsampling can't make it better(=closer to the original), you
> can't magically get stuff that's not there (even if companies like
> creative claim so).

Very true. But ..

> If it sound better now than before something was wrong before or you
> like some resampling artifacts ;)

.. It's possible that the audio interface has a fixed (96kHz?) clock and
uses dubious methods of achieving non-even sampling rates like 44.1k. In
that scenario, the software upsampling done by alsa might be better than
the presumed bad method done at hw level.

Any sane soundcard (= not integrated or creative) wouldn't exhibit this
behaviour though. Proper interfaces have proper clocks.


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