Soundcard with SPDIF input?

Martin Cracauer cracauer at
Tue Apr 29 20:36:50 UTC 2008

Andrew Pantyukhin wrote on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 01:49:21PM +0400: 
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 06:29:53PM -0400, Martin Cracauer wrote:
> > Is there a soundcard that has a SPDIF input that works under FreeBSD?
> > 
> > SPDIF in is sometimes hard to get.  Some units have SPDIF but it only
> > works for out.
> > 
> > USB preferred.  Haha, nice one :-) Really, any format, I'd dig out my
> > ISA boards if required.
> FWIW, spdif _output_ works with built-in AC'97 codecs (I have
> via8237) when using audio/oss drivers from ports. You might get
> lucky if you check the motherboards you have and get the
> necessary connectors if needed. One of my ~$60 motherboards had
> optical input and output.

No offense but now I hate you :-)

I'll go hunt for one.  The one that's already running permanently has
SPDIF but output only.  Thanks, Asus [pats back].

Any other options, anybody?

Martin Cracauer <cracauer at>
FreeBSD - where you want to go, today.

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