Using Hardy 8.04, I'm in the middle of finding out the best sound settings I can have for my PC with two speaker stereo. I have been reading bits from the thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...+configuration
To begin with, I have available to me three pieces of hardware:
1) Creative Soundblaster Live! Value, model CT4670 - [currently installed]
2) Creative Soundblaster Audigy with SB1349 model SB0090
3) Motherboard onboard Audio, Cmedia CMI8738
The motherboard is an ASUS A7M266 - a classic
From what I've read on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...dsCreativeLabs the Live! Value card is the one that works best with Ubuntu, but my CT4670 model number may not support Surround sound. From the same webpage, it appears the Audigy card cannot be fully utilised and can only work with the older emuk10k1 driver. And finally, there is the option of using the onboard audio instead of the other two, but I don't know yet if Ubuntu will support it.
I'm just beginning to learn about audio configurations. My goal in particular is to get the best possible DVD playback on VLC. I'm still reading up on ALSA and PulseAudio and from what I've read it may be worthwhile for me to upgrade to Intrepid 8.10 as it supposedly has a better audio setup. My current audio setup is on the Hardy default.
I can get Stereo 2.0 DVDs to play well on VLC. But the audio quality of my Surround 2.0 DVDs is marred by a slight and annoying 'skip' sound every minute or so.
Also, is it possible to utilise my S/PDIF [EIC958] connection from my DVD player to my Soundblaster Live! Value soundcard and will it improve the sound quality during DVD playback?
Please let me know what pieces of hardware and software I should use for best results.