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Should I use virtual headphone output on the audio processing settings of Potplayer?

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I was looking for a way to play videos at 60 fps with the player and came upon this

 

 

I think im able to play videos at 60+ fps now but it kinda makes it have stuttering and some bugs, maybe it gives my GPU too much load but I'm not sure since I have a GTX 1080.

 

So back to my topic, on the guide it says that on the audio tab i only should change the 16 bit to 24 and the sample rate.

I was playing with the other options and found that the speaker option has a bunch of options, by default it is at 2/0/0 - 2.0 stereo, I normally use my headphones while I watch movies on my pc so I changed it to virtual headphone and I did not expect the sudden change of sound, I mean with 2.0 every sound is coming from one place and with the virtual headphone the sounds seems like they're separated and it's kinda cool, I mean I was watching angles and demons and I could hear every sound distinctively.

 

When I play a movie that has 7.1 audio on my TV it sounds like a mess (I don't have a sorround system so I just use the speakers of the TV), every sound tries to come out first so I change it to 2.0 and it sounds fine. With the virtual headphone option it seems that it tries to simulate a sorround system, I don't know if it's fake or that's the way that headphones should sound like. I've never tried a 5.1 or 7.1 setup so I don't know what they should sound like.

 

The only problem with it is that the bass sound a bit faint since it sounds like it's way back in the background.

 

Do should I use it or nah?


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Stereo headphones are fully capable of simulating surround. And since they are so close to your brain bucket, they can play all sorts of fun tricks on your brain bucket.

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