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Thread: Snd-Oxygen For C-Media's CMI8788

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    Default Snd-Oxygen For C-Media's CMI8788

    Phoronix: Snd-Oxygen For C-Media's CMI8788

    We discovered back in September when running the Razer Barracuda AC-1 with ALSA 1.0.15 that this sound card was quite problematic with the initial CMI8788 ALSA driver. However, last month we reported that the driver was being rewritten from scratch with a much brighter outlook. We have retested the Barracuda AC-1 with its C-Media CMI8788 Oxygen APU using the latest snd-oxygen driver, which also works with other high-end sound cards such as the ASUS Xonar and Auzentech X-Meridian.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11548

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    This is excellent news, a big 'well done' too all those involved.

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    Default 5.1 surround sound ?

    Yes I agree! Excellent work as usual!

    Btw, does the surround sound work correctly?

    From what I can read on the developer homepage it should work. However it would be really nice if this feature could be tested as well. I happen to have a Barracuda HP-1 headset which I use with 5.1 surround.

    Best Regards

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    Well, nice, BUT:
    The biggest and most important feature of this chip hasn't been mentioned at all.
    The capability to encode Dolby Digital and DTS, to pass them through the spdif to a DD/DTS receiver.

    Does that work?
    Does this actually work with any of the cmedia cards (older cards also have this capability)?

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    Maybe need to check on the ALSA site for info on what the driver will support...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepDayze View Post
    Maybe need to check on the ALSA site for info on what the driver will support...
    Not mentioned there either (or am I blind)?

    Anyway, those chips aren't really for sale anymore, so since I don't own one already, it could be worse.

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