Audio Applications

The sound and multimedia support in FreeBSD has become quite good in recent years, after a long period of barely existing at all. Today it supports a wide range of popular sound cards, whether add-on devices such as Creative’s SoundBlaster series, or integrated motherboard sound chipsets such as NVIDIA’s nForce series. If you have one of these or many other common sound cards, chances are good that FreeBSD supports it natively. Even if FreeBSD does not have native support for your sound card, the commercial sound drivers from a company called 4Front Technologies might support it. Sound drivers for FreeBSD 6.x (and earlier versions) are available for $49 at the company’s website at http://www.opensound.com, and there are free ...

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