Any issue having multiple sound cards running at the same time
freebsd at philip.pjkh.com
Wed Aug 30 17:30:24 UTC 2006
>> I've got a freebsd server in the garage that has a low end
>> soundblaster (I think) card in it that I've been using to play music.
>> Works just fine. We moved and now I'd like to be able to have
>> different music play in different rooms (living, family, and outside).
>> I can do all the other wiring for speakers...
>> But was wondering if there are any problems having three sound cards
>> in the box and have them all work at the same time. I'm currently
>> using flac123 to play music and would probably continue to do so...
> In principle, there's no problem. But most software will only drive
> one audio device at a time. Also, note that running long cables at
> fairly low signal levels can degrade the audio quality...
Good points... but no reason I couldn't run three flac123 processes and
point each to their own /dev/ entry...?
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