On 30/08/2006 19:35, Philip Hallstrom wrote: >>> I've got a freebsd server in the garage that has a low end >>> soundblaster (I think) card in it that I've been using to play music. >>> Works just fine. We moved and now I'd like to be able to have >>> different music play in different rooms (living, family, and outside). >>> I can do all the other wiring for speakers... >>> >>> But was wondering if there are any problems having three sound cards >>> in the box and have them all work at the same time. I'm currently >>> using flac123 to play music and would probably continue to do so... >>> >>> Thoughts? >> >> In principle, there's no problem. But most software will only drive >> one audio device at a time. Also, note that running long cables at >> fairly low signal levels can degrade the audio quality... > > Good points... but no reason I couldn't run three flac123 processes and > point each to their own /dev/ entry...?
I'm using two sound cards all the time. One (Audigy, PCI) to make noise in my room (music/tv/etc), and the second (nVidia, onboard) to make calls with skype or listen to music late at night. I don't know about flac123 - have a look at it's manpage - but at least with xmms, mplayer and skype (that's what I've got here) you can change output /dev/dsp device to whichever you like. HTH, Karol -- Karol Kwiatkowski <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org> OpenPGP: http://www.orchid.homeunix.org/carlos/gpg/0x06E09309.asc
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