Documentation:Modules/directx aout

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Module: directx
Type Audio output
First VLC version 0.4
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) Windows
Description DirectSound audio output
Shortcut(s) -


This is the default audio output for Windows.

It uses the normal DirectSound API that is present since Windows 2000.


Output device

This option allows you to select the audio output device listed.

You have to provide the number of the device.

Use float32 output

This option allows you to enable or disable the high-quality float32 audio output mode (which is not well supported by some soundcards).

Speaker configuration

This options is able to select speaker configuration you want to use.

It allows:

  • "Windows default"
  • "Mono", one audio channel only
  • "Stereo"
  • "Quad", 2 in front, 2 in back
  • "5.1"
  • "7.1"

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