As my laptop only supports 2 channel sound it seems… well more over HDMI (or I’m 90% sure it does…) but going from HDMI to anything supported by my decoder seems to be VERY expensive. So as I’d like to watch my movies with 5.1 surround sound I’m looking for an USB soundcard as a cheaper alternative.
[ul][li] 5.1 Support[/li][li] One of the following:[LIST]Optical SPDIFCoaxial SPDIF[*]Digital Din[/ul][/li][li]cheap[/LIST] (So basically anything I can hook up to the system described here)[/li]
So anyone who has an USB soundcard working under openSUSE that meets these requirements? As I’d like to avoid problems and this seems like the best way
Didn’t help me much
So I just started looking for an usb soundcard to met my demands… finding this sweex http://www.sweex.com/SC004 @ just a little more than 20 euro. (Everything else was over twice the price, which is more than I’m willing to spend tbh)
Guess I’ll take my chances and hope it works, and if it does I’ll make sure to update the wiki
> So I finally had some time to do some research and found this rather
> short list ‘HCL/Sound Cards - openSUSE’
> Didn’t help me much
> So I just started looking for an usb soundcard to met my demands…
> finding this sweex http://www.sweex.com/SC004 @ just a little more than
> 20 euro. (Everything else was over twice the price, which is more than
> I’m willing to spend tbh)
> Guess I’ll take my chances and hope it works, and if it does I’ll make
> sure to update the wiki
Not much info in the manual for that box except it uses a “Cmedia” chip but no specs.
Well, your needs are a lot lower than mine (I run a home recording studio). A lot of Ubuntu users are reporting success with M-Audio MobilePre USB, but that’s probably overkill. I know a lot of linuxers are using the little Behringer U-Control series of USB/PCMCIA audio devices, one of those might cut it.