To configure WASAPI Mode in Foobar2000, do the following:
- (If you haven’t already) install and run Foobar2000. (You can download Foobar2000 from http://www.foobar2000.org) .
- Download the WASAPI Output Support plugin for Foobar (from the Components page) - Double click on the WASAPI Output Support plugin to install it (Reply to any prompts as necessary.)
Under the Files menu, go to Preferences. - Click on the Components category. - Locate WASAPI output support in the components list and click once on it to highlight it. - Click Apply to activate the WASAPI plugin. - Click on the Playback category. - Under Playback, click on the Output category. - Use the Device pulldown list to select your Emotiva device and WASAPI PUSH mode [WASAPI (push): Speakers (x-USB2.0 High-Speed True HD Audio).] - Click Apply to accept your changes. - Click OK to exit Foobar2000 configuration.
NOTE: When you choose an output device in Foobar2000, that output device will be used by Foobar, but will not become the Windows default output device. (If you configure things this way, Foobar2000 will play music through your Emotiva DAC, but Windows noises and other sounds may be configured to play through other devices - like your computer’s speakers.)
NOTE: Windows “itself”, and Windows Media Player, do NOT use WASAPI Mode. WASAPI Mode must be configured in EACH player program that you wish to use it with. Configuring WASAPI Mode in Foobar2000 will NOT configure Windows itself, or other Windows audio player programs (including Windows Media Player) to use WASAPI.