Open Sound System 3.9.6 for FreeBSD 4.4 announced
info at opensound.com
Thu Dec 6 22:09:53 PST 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Open Sound System v3.9.6 Released.
CULVER CITY, CA, December 6, 2001: 4Front Technologies is announcing the
availability of Open Sound System(TM) (OSS) version 3.9.6 for FreeBSD 4.4
OSS provides sound card drivers for most popular sound cards for the above operating
system. These drivers support digital audio, MIDI, Synthesizers and mixers found on
sound cards. These sound drivers comply with the Open Sound System API specification.
OSS provides a user-friendly GUI which makes the installation of sound drivers and
configuration of sound cards very simple. OSS supports over 250 brand name sound
cards. OSS drivers provide automatic sound card detection, Plug-n-Play support,
support for PCI audio soundcards and support for full duplex audio.
What's new in 3.9.6?
- Volume control and VU level meters for 4Front's Virtual Mixer engine.
- Number of Virtual Mixer and IMUX devices now configurable up to 48 devices.
- Support for Sound Blaster Audigy (Beta)
- New SBLive! drivers
o Full front/rear channel volume controls
o 4 channel equalizer
o S/PDIF in/out/digital-cd playback via front/rear speakers
o Volume controls for hardware channels (/dev/dspXX volume)
o Record-as-you-play - capture playback channel in real-time
o Volume controls for S/PDIF input/output with VU meters
- SiS 7012 audio with 4 and 6 channel support including S/PDIF.
- Intel 810/815/820/845 (ICH2/ICH3) S/PDIF-out and 4/6 channel support.
- VIA VT8233 audio with multichannel output support.
- Updated Envy24 drivers with support for Terratec EW88MT/Hoontech DSP24
- Virtual Mixer and Input Multiplexer drivers now support up to 48 channels.
- CMedia CM8738 with 4/6 channel and S/PDIF in/out support
- Updated National Semiconductor Geode (CS5530) driver
For more information and to download a free 7 day evaluation version,
visit 4Front's WWW site at http://www.opensound.com
ABOUT 4FRONT TECHNOLOGIES:
4Front is a privately held company with development facilities in California,
Finland and Sweden. 4Front's main focus is on developing audio solutions for
the UNIX, Linux and embedded Systems marketplace. 4Front is the developer of
Open Sound System and is released under a BSD license. Open Sound System has
become the "de-facto" audio API that is now distributed with Linux and FreeBSD
kernel sources and licensed by companies like SCO, Wind River Systems, Hewlett
Packard and endorsed by SUN Microsystems.
Open Sound System provides a cross-platform audio API with device drivers for
over 250 brand name sound cards from vendors like Creative Labs, Yamaha, Cirrus
Logic, MIDIMan, ESS Technologies, CMedia and others. More information on Open
Sound System and 4Front Technologies is available at http://www.opensound.com.
4Front Technologies is also the developer of X MultiMedia System (XMMS)
XMMS is developed by 4Front Technologies under the GNU Public License (GPL)
and has a large world-wide developer base that contributes plugins and
enahancements. XMMS is a cross platform multimedia player that support MP3,
Ogg, Wave, CD, MOD, MIDI, and digital audio and Mpeg1, AVI, Mpeg2 video formats.
XMMS is distributed with all the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions. It has
become the de-facto media player and has won world-wide acclaim as being one of
the best media players for UNIX and Linux. XMMS has won numerous awards from
Slashdot, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal and others. More information on XMMS
is available at http://www.xmms.org.
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