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From: "Klaus Vestergaard Kragelund"
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Parallel port soundcard - 16bit
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 12:24:56 -0500
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wrote in message
> Klaus Vestergaard Kragelund wrote:
> > wrote in message
> > news:email@example.com...
> >> Klaus Kragelund wrote:
> >> > Hi
> >> >
> >> > Anybody know of a driver for a parallel port soundcard that can
> >> > 16bit stereo for windows? Perhaps schematics for such a fellow?
> >> >
> >> > Or is it so simple to get the stream from the audio system that to
> >> > write a driver oneself is easy?
> >> While it's probably possible, I'm not aware of one.
> >> ECP printer ports would mean it could even do DMA.
> >> But, the big question is why?
> >> There is probably a better way.
> > The reason for doing it is that I have this old laptop pc and one of my
> > defects is that I can't bear throwing it in the trash (even though I
> > should).
> No, Ebay!!!
> Even if you don't love it anymore, there may be people who do, or want
> to replace their old ones.
> > But if I could use it for playing MP3 - and various simples tasks - that
> > would be fine. I'm getting tired of booting the stationary pc every time
> > wan't to listen to MP3 music :-(
> > I know there is a lot of drivers for 8bit cards - but I need 16bit. Or
> > perhaps just a PCMCIA soundcard - if that exists :-)
> Soundcard is the right way.
> They are pretty cheap on ebay.
> You will need at least a P100 CPU.
> Make sure you don't buy a cardbus soundcard for a non cardbus laptop.
I posted this thread on a Linux group - and one of them replyed with this
Of course an external MP3 decoder on the parallel port would work, for
this even a 286 is enough.
See eg. (sorry, German)
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