I want to develope a sound datatype to play 32 bit 7.1 (8 channels) PCM sounds (WAV or AIFF storage container), to take advantage of HDAudio where supported (X1000 and other possible sound cards).
The target is what is covered by the latest public SDK (currently 53.24).
My questions are:
1) Is playback of such sounds supported? How about streaming?
2) Can a generic sound datatype output audio through AHI directly?
3) Do source code examples exist?