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which tv-card & soundcard?
« on: July 23, 2007, 11:05:04 am »

I want to buy a new computer and i am looking forward to use linux MCE, but i dont know which soundcard and which tv-card (dvb-s2) would work porperly under Linux mce...

Does the x-fi music work?

please help me out...



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Re: which tv-card & soundcard?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 06:54:36 am »
The audio card needs to be supported under ALSA, prefferably under Ubuntu and ideally under LMCE. Many motherboard chipsets are supported. The Via Vinyl chipset audio is actually one of the best available for sound quality and its in a number of the Via chipsets that are commonly used.

I can't help you with the video but look into MythTV for guidance on supported tuners.


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Re: which tv-card & soundcard?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 02:04:04 pm »
X-fi is still not supported at all under linux, last I checked. Creative plans on releasing closed drivers but not yet:

The X-Fi series of products are not supported under Linux. (Yet)
Closed-source drivers will be available for the X-Fi series of sound cards.
It looks like the first public Beta will be available end calendar Q3 or early calendar Q4. It has taken more resources than expect to redesign our software and drivers for Vista.
It is planned that the drivers will have full support for ALSA (playback, recording, mixer, MIDI, synthesis) and OpenAL 1.1 (with EAX effects).