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How to playback DSF files in Foobar2000 [Step-by-Step]

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Foobar2000 DSF file playback - Quick start

To play DSF files in foobar2000 audio player software:

  1. Install foobar2000.
  2. Download foobar SACD plugin foo_input_sacd - xxxx.zip by link
  3. Unpack foo_input_sacd - xxxx.zip to a folder.
  4. Launch the playback software and open Preferences (<Ctrl+P> key combination) > Components.
  5. Click Install button. In opened Install component window select foo_input_sacd.fb2k-component file (dsf component) from the folder.
  6. Click OK button into Preferences window. Restart foobar2000.
  7. Open .dsf file into the player.
  8. Push Playback button.

 

Playback issues

Message "Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported file format)"

Need to install foo_input_sacd plugin and restart the software.

 

Supported DSD sample rate

In the version 1.3.16 with the DSD input plugin v. 1.0.10 DSD512 is supported to playback at PCM DAC.

 

To playing back DSF on DSD DAC:

  1. Download ASIOProxyInstall.
  2. Unpack and launch ASIOProxyInstall-xxx.exe
  3. Download foobar's ASIO plugin here
  4. Launch the playback software and open Preferences (<Ctrl+P> key combination) > Components.
  5. Click Install button. In opened Install component window select foo_out_asio.fb2k-component file.
  6. Click OK button into Preferences window. Restart foobar2000.
  7. Open Preferences (<Ctrl+P> key combination) > Output > ASIO.
  8. Into ASIO drivers list double click on foo_dsd_asio driver to configure according your DSD DAC device.
  9. Go to Preferences > Output. Into Device drop-down list select DSD : ASIO : foo_dsd_asio.
  10. Push OK button into Preferences window.

 

foobar2000 dsf playback

 

Read also

  1. What is DSF >
  2. How open DSF files audio [Converters, Players] >
  3. DSD vs DSF vs DFF Files Audio >
  4. DSF to FLAC converter audio >
  5. DSF to PCM converter >
  6. DSF File Converter >
  7. DSF oversampling. D64 vs. D128 >
  8. Audio Converter DSF to FLAC >
  9. How Impact to Audio Quality of PCM to DSF Conversion. 1-bit DSF vs. PCM >

 

Additional information

foobar2000 dsf encoder comparison

 

 


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