Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] VIA EPIA-M9000 for audio?
From: Steve Harris (S.W.Harris_AT_ecs.soton.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Dec 23 2002 - 20:19:47 EET
On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 10:43:16 -0500, Lloyd R. Prentice wrote:
> > Has anyone looked at/evaluated/considered/used the new VIA EPIA-M9000
> > motherboard as the basis for interesting audio projects?
> The reason I asked this question a few days ago is that this board looks
> to my novice eye like a very promising, and relatively inexpensive,
> platform for audio projects. It's small, low-powered, highly featured.
> Spec sheet says it's Linux compatible.
> I'd like to experiment, but have been burned before by hidden gotchas.
> The specs include "six-channel surround sound." What does this mean? How
> would one exploit it with Linux?
I suspect they are refering to AC3 out of the SPDIF, which is not really
useful for pro audio.
You could fit a pci soundcard to the riser though, or use USB, like you
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