Which TV cards do send the audio data via PCI?

Frank J. Beckmann frank at barda.agala.net
Sun Nov 20 17:33:56 GMT 2005


am Sonntag, 20. November 2005 01:26 schrieb Danny Pansters:
> On Thursday 17 November 2005 22:31, Frank J. Beckmann wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm thinking about bying a TV card. It must support PAL and and should
> > handle stereo sound. There seam to be different ways how the audio data
> > gets into the PC. Most cards use a cable to the sound card. But that
> > blocks the only line in input. Now I read that some cards send the audio
> > data via
> No. If you have a cable inside your box that goes from tv card audio outlet
> -> audio card line inlet it'll be line1, not line. So you can still use the
> line channel for extarnal audio that you want to get into your soundcard as
> the line-in. But not all tv cards have this.

Few cards have an outlet and the inlet of the audio card is blocked by the 

> > the PCI bus to the bktr driver. That sound much more elegant. But which
> No. There are (many) cards with a sound processor of their own, but as far
> as I know on FreeBSD they don't get their own mixer (as on Linux) but
> rather become the video mixer channel (or something).

Do you have examples which cards that are? I guess it is really time for 

Thank you.

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