Folks, I always believe that it is helpful to ask basic questions, so here I go. I am having some trouble with J River 20.0.63, on Win 7, getting things configured correctly to output DSD for DSD files and play PCM. If I set bitstreaming to DSD in Options, Audio, Settings then PCM files do not play. If I leave bitstreaming off and encoding to “none” in DSP & Output Format, then it looks like J River is sending PCM to the DAC, and in any case I get buffering in the middle of tracks. If I set output encoding to any of the DSD options then I get choppy and obviously non-functional audio. So it’s a bit of a stalemate - i can get DSD to play correctly and i can get PCM to play correctly but so far not with any single set of configuration options. Seems this can’t be right?
EDIT: just rebooted my server and set bitstreaming to ON and it looks like I am now working, but please share your settings. It would be lovely if J River’s documentation kept pace to some degree with their code (Sort of like what Gandhi once said about Western Civilization: “I think it would be a good idea.” :))