Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Linux Support Finally For Creative Sound Core3D

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Linux Support Finally For Creative Sound Core3D

    Phoronix: Linux Support Finally For Creative Sound Core3D

    The Linux 3.5 kernel will introduce support for the Sound Core3D audio cards that were launched by Creative last year...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEwNTg

  • #2
    Just buy a Xonar

    My Asus Xonar DX has a real PCIe interface and works great with the stock Linux audio drivers. The very name "Creative" should get these criminals in trouble for deceptive marketing since the only "creative" thing they do is make up excuses for putting out crap products. Creative deserves to die and nobody will miss them.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by chuckula View Post
      [...]
      I have a Asus Xonar D1 and I'm also pretty satisfied with it. But I'm also satisfied with my Creative Zen Stone, which I've used as my default MP3 player the last 6 years or even more Unfortunately it looks like they don't produce such robust little mp3-players anymore. It seems I have to use this mp3 player until it is broken...

      Comment


      • #4
        I haven't use a Creative Zen for a while, do they still require that horrible software under Windows and what is the situation under Linux?

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Fenrin View Post
          I have a Asus Xonar D1 and I'm also pretty satisfied with it. But I'm also satisfied with my Creative Zen Stone, which I've used as my default MP3 player the last 6 years or even more Unfortunately it looks like they don't produce such robust little mp3-players anymore. It seems I have to use this mp3 player until it is broken...
          I would suggest you to get a SanDisk Sansa player and rockbox it! I own a Fuze+ (and a Fuze v2 before that) and it works great with rockbox, if you prefer smaller players there's the Clip+ or Clip Zip that are also rockbox-ready.

          Comment


          • #6
            Why on earth would anybody want to buy a sound card nowadays unless they need something for multichannel recordings?

            If I want good sound quality I just pipe out over SPDIF or HDMI and have a nice receiver do all the work.

            Comment


            • #7
              I'll never buy Creative sound cards again

              The support for anything but windows is just absent. X-Fi, I currently have supported on linux with minimal set of features and no better than average HDA, no support advanced options.

              Comment


              • #8
                It surprises me that Creative is still around. I mean, they had nice cards at the times of SB 16 and stuff but later... thing's became rather worse and then with X-Fi they had horrible Linux support. And with all the many onboard soundchips, that get the job done, there might be little space for them... Their products seemed lightly overpriced (at least here in Germany where all electronics are somehow 30-50% more expensive than anywhere else) and I also didn't see their mobile equipment really rocketstart.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Another satisfied Asus Xonar D2X user here. Not going back to Creative, that's for sure.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Seems

                    It seems most people find the integrated Realtek audio on motherboards to be good enough.
                    Especially if you wire it to an external DAC / amplifier over S/PDIF.

                    And the enthusiasts going over from Creative to the Asus Xonar cards.

                    Even a cheapo C-Media card is good over S/PDIF and you can get bit-perfect audio.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                      I haven't use a Creative Zen for a while, do they still require that horrible software under Windows and what is the situation under Linux?
                      I'm not sure about the more advanced Creative multimedia players, but I can use my Zen Stone just like a USB flash drive under Linux and put my mp3 files on it. Under Windows I would have the advantage that I can also adjust the maximum sound volume and I could also use Audible software. But audible is crap... (poor sound quality of the audiobooks and especially the nonexistant support for Linux etc.)

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        On PC the audio is dead anyway. Those wanting audio output get it in form of built-in audio codec which has good signal/noise anyway and usually spdif/coaxial out.
                        Those wanting audio input, buy audio interfaces with very good signal/noise and multiple connections.
                        Creative is dead since SB128 as it failed to produce anything innovative and has also attacked and destroyed Aureal.
                        The so-called audio-card for PC is waste of money.

                        Regarding *this* card, I already researched and replied here. Core3d is overpriced useless marketing junk.

                        It is of course, very welcome to see new hardware support in kernel regardless of what hardware it is. Does it support THX and CrystalVoice btw?
                        Last edited by crazycheese; 05-24-2012, 10:12 AM.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Asus Xonair

                          Bought it, never looked back.

                          Was much better supported from moment I bought it.(around same time, I donated my X-FI to Takashi)
                          Multi channeled, nice ALSA support, relatively not that expensive, compared to same X-FI, PCI-E from very start, higher sample rate(my model at that time anyway), actually works, what else to want more?

                          Asus, good job, guys at ALSA development team, I LOVE YOU!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Linux driver was always hoty topic on creative support forum

                            Linux driver was always hot topic on creative support forum.
                            I told there that I will buy X-FI when it will support what Audigy/Live! already supports on Linux:
                            hw accelerated:
                            -OpenAL with EAX
                            -wavetable with loadable soundfonts
                            -hardware mixing

                            So far only hw mixing in alsa is supported for X-FI. So you will have more acceleration if you buy Live!/Audigy instead of X-FI. So I still can not buy X-FI and use integrated Realtek waiting for OpenAL and wavetable drivers.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Soundcards necessary??

                              I've always been a DIY computer builder, usually building computers for gaming. I used to recommend to people to put a soundcard to boost gaming performance (10 years ago that was more significant, though never that great). It's been several years since that has been true.

                              In fact, for awhile, the "introductory" sound cards were typically inferior to the builtin MB sound card (still true?)

                              So, I have to ask, who's still buying sound cards.

                              Otherwise, regarding the "binary blob" vs "must be opensource driver" argument. I'm of the opinion that if a hardware manufacturer wants me to buy their product, they WILL provide support, whether it be proprietary driver or otherwise. I appreciate that people have put together opensource drivers, but for certain fringe devices, this support is usually lacking.

                              ONE NOTABLE EXCEPTION: Wacom tablet drivers (and similar touchscreen). There has been excellent support for this going back a couple of years now.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X