How did you get Windows media player to play and output 44.1 16? What did you and in detail please. I could never get Windows media player to work with anything other than Windows native kmixer (XP not Vista) and my DAC would always receive a 48 kHz signal. I thought I tried everythingwichway but that was quite a while ago. I remember I would get an error message about missing windows components. What am I not understanding here?