Soundcard with SPDIF input?

grarpamp grarpamp at
Wed Dec 18 00:31:28 UTC 2013

Looks like Creative SoundBlaster made some stuff with SPDIF input.

Anyone know if FreeBSD drivers work with the SPDIF on these

"Live"    card: SB0060 drive: SB0010C
"Audigy"  card: SB0090 drive: SB0010D

There seem to have been various card model numbers in these
Live/Audigy series (SB* / CT*) that have SPDIF inputs.

Some cards show spdif_io pin headers on the cards (ebay pics)
vs. an external cable to an external "drive".

They're low cost so if driver support is there they would do fine.

> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Tom  wrote:

Send relevant stuff to the list, not me.

> Not to crimp your plan, but there aren't many cheap consumer cards out
> there with coaxial digital in.
> There are however masses of very cheap cards based on CMedia CMI8738
> with optical SPDIF in/out, for instance this one is ~ $10
> You would then need to add a coax -> optical adapter, which should
> cost another $10-20:
> I would imagine the next step up is a prosumer card, so hundreds of dollars.
> I would use ffmpeg to record:
> ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/dspN out.flac
> You can do it step by step (record to wav, compress with flac), but
> ffmpeg can do it in one step.

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