An audio feature rivalling Audirvana & JRiver
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I'm a Hi-Fi enthusiast, striving for Bit-Perfect mode also known as "Bit-transparent" mode.
I request a similar feature to:
"Audirvana takes control of the computer’s audio flow, minimizes the signal path, and ensures internal bit-perfect processing. It bypasses the internal audio mixer, avoiding sound events from other applications and unwanted changes to the audio format of your music. In normal use, computer audio playback consists of a sequence of independent tasks. After reception and decoding, the signal passes through an audio “mixer” that combines sounds from different applications. After reception and decoding, the signal passes through an audio “mixer” that combines sounds from different applications. This mixer modifies the resolution of audio samples under a “lowest common denominator” rule and uses a low-power algorithm to avoid extra latency, which adds quantification artifacts on top of quality loss.
To avoid interference and damage, Audirvana reserves exclusive access to the audio device and minimizes the number of operations depending on the characteristics of the output converter. The format thus remains unchanged from end to end (bit-perfect). The implementation differs according to the OS: With Mac, it is necessary to impose an integer mode calculation (as opposed to floating) to neutralize the mixer. With Windows, the format remains consistent when the WASAPI driver has exclusive access."
So, simply, I want the option to switch whatever-audio-content (whether say Netflix, Crunchyroll, BBC…) I'm playing back from Opera to bypass "[mixer's] quantification artifacts on top of quality loss."