There is one thing to add to that:jasonl wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 9:07 pm PCM is just plain old regular audio. There is nothing to add for that, as it's just a basic part of the OS and has been for as long as computers have had sound cards. If your system isn't even playing that, then you've somehow mangled the audio path, which I've heard is relatively easy to do on some of these Asus boards. I'm using a different B550-F board, and there's a very specific set of steps I had to follow when I first set it up to wipe out the automatic drivers that Windows installed and put in the Asus-specific ones to make everything work right. And I had to disable automatic driver updates from Windows Update, because otherwise Windows Update trashes the vendor-specific drivers and replaces them with the generic chip manufacturer ones the next time the chip manufacturer pushes a new version to Windows Update.
No other applications/programs have a problem playing audio on this machine.
Why does SD expect the entirety of their user base to be heavily involved in audio/video processing? Floating-point PCM is only useful for processing past 0 dB, which is not part of normal consumer standards. And I'm too old and deaf to care about what people think they hear after blasting their auditory nerves with excessive volumes for years.
I'm only trying to watch television broadcasts here, not run a sound studio. It's fine if the HDHR app wants to support audiophiles, but SD really might want to code to include the remainder of their potential consumer base. It would also seem that PCM as a basic part of the OS is an invalid assumption given the current technology level and breadth of applications.