[ViPER4Windows] Simple manual
Note: If V4W doesn’t work, try change your output sampling rate in control panel.
1. The installation
First, make sure the operating system is Windows Vista or later. V4W supports both 32 and 64 bit.
Secondly, make sure you have installed .NET2.0 framework. Windows 7 system already contains .NET2.0 framework.
Double click V4W_Setup.exe to run installer. Note: Please run as administrator.
During the installation process, allow the security software to intercept or tips.
Check playback device (aka sound card) you are currently using (Simply tick all of them if you are confused). Then, click OK. V4W will be installed onto the sound cards selected.
If you wish to uninstall V4W on any sound card, run the configurator and simply uncheck and click OK.
Note: Shortcut to Configurator in “Start Menu/Programs/ViPER4Windows/Configurator”
Each time you make changes to the configurator, you need to reboot to take effect.
To uninstall V4W completely, you have to run Configurator an uncheck all devices to remove APO attaching to your sound card. After that, just uninstall V4W software from control panel.
3. Using ViPER4Windows
In Start menu or Quick launch toolbar (if selected during installation), double-click ViPER4Windows will open V4W application.
4. V4W no effect?
Firstly, run Configurator (refer step 2), check whether your current sound card is checked and whether the status is “V4W is already installed”.
Secondly, open Control Panel/Sound, in Playback tab, double-click the default playback device with a small green tick as shown below:
If still no effect, check whether the music player sound output is Kernel Streaming, WASAPI or ASIO. Thiis 3 output type do not allow addon audio effects.
5. ViPER4Windows Multi-lingual Support
The default language of V4W is English (US) . In V4W application, go to Language, and select your desired language.
If you cannot find the language you want. Read “V4W Multi-Lingual Support” page under V4W. Some languages can be downloaded there. You can also make your own translation using the guide there.
Lastly, put the language file in ViPER4Windows/Language/ and restart V4W.
6. V4W Preset file (Default settings)
For now, V4W do not have default settings. If you do not know how to setpu the settings, you can get presets shared by other users.
Due to some Windows user permission issues, ViPER4Windows can only read files in public folders. (Example, V4W cannot read files in c:\Users\Administrator\*)
Therefore, please put the IRS in Installation folder ViPER4Windows\ImpulseResponse\ *here* (Extensions supported: WAV and IRS)
8. V4W Effect Adjustment
9. Sampling rate
The best sampling rate for V4W is 44100 and 48000. Other rates may get poor effects.
Please do not use Resample to increase the sampling rate upto 88.2, 96 or 192. This will not improve sound quality but instead increase your CPU load.
10. Sound Delay
When using V4W, sound will get a little delay, specially when watching videos or movies. If your settings are good, V4W can have the least delay.
When you use equalizer, delay cannot be avoided. Is has a constant delay of 32 ms.
If possible, try to balance the AV (audio/video) by setting a delay on A/V in video player.
When watching streaming content such as Youtube etc, it’s not recommended to use Equalizer. Because you are not able to balance the A/V.