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Realtek ALC850 kernel streaming?
post Apr 11 2006, 02:02
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Has anyone gotten realtek alc850 (onboard sound on lots of athlon64 nforce3/4 boards) working with foobar? I'm using digital output to a receiver, so I dont' really have any reason to spend the money on the soundcard since it's just passing a digital stream and not really touching it, but I'd like to get kernel streaming working.

Any ideas?
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post Apr 19 2006, 05:30
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Fine, it doesn't sound any different. But it DOES change the data, ever so slightly, and for PCM data, that isn't a problem. HOWEVER, AFAIK some surround encodings (ie. DTS/AC3) work by sending non PCM data through the system to the digital output, where a receiver can correctly interpret it as compressed surround sound. Because it is not PCM data, and kmixer cannot know that, the ever-so-slight modification it makes completely corrupts the data stream and prevents the whole thing working.
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