PCIe audio cards: what is tob be preferred with FreeBSD 8.0/9-CURRENT?

O. Hartmann ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Mon Jan 25 17:23:15 UTC 2010

On 01/25/10 04:19, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> "O. Hartmann"<ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de>  wrote:
>> At this very moment I utilise a M-Audio 5.1 PCI-audio board with
>> which I'm really satisfied. My next box doesn't have PCI slots
>> at all ... I look for the Soundblaster X-Fi range of PCIe cards,
> It's possible to get an adapter that plugs into a PCIe slot and
> provides a PCI slot, which might enable you to continue using
> your current card.  I've never actually seen one, so don't know
> about the mechanics; it could turn out that it can only be used
> by leaving the cover off of the box :(
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I gues this is he worst scenario I can imagine.

I'd ike to spend some money on a new audio card adapted for PCIe, but it 
should have support both in FreeBSD and Windows. For mplayer/vlc and so 
forth my M-Audio audio quality was great. This level should be kept in 


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