ASIO and DirectSound


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I have audio latency problems on my Win7 x64 (stuttering sound) playing music.

LatencyMon does not pinpoint the exact cause, it can basically be anything.

After having fiddled with BIOS config, power options, changing drivers back and forth, changing hardware (network card, sound card), changing this and that option and what not and having wondered through hundreds of posts on the net of people having the same issue, I got tired of it.

I tried a drastical solution, and installed ASIO4ALL, and the ASIO Winamp plugin, and the latency problem seems to be gone, playback was never smoother.

However, everything that uses DirectSound (Firefox, system sounds, etc) now no longer works, unless I stop playback in Winamp first.

Is there a way to somehow mix ASIO and DirectSound in one system ?

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