Chapter 14 Sound

Table of Contents
14.1 Synopsis
14.2 Locating the Correct Device
14.3 Recompiling the Kernel
14.4 Creating and Testing the Device Nodes
14.5 Common Problems
14.6 MP3 Audio
Contributed by Moses Moore.

14.1 Synopsis

FreeBSD supports a wide variety of sound cards, allowing you to enjoy high fidelity output from your computer. This includes the ability to record and playback audio in the MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3), WAV, and Ogg Vorbis formats as well as many other formats. The FreeBSD Ports Collection also contains applications allowing you to edit your recorded audio, add sound effects, and control attached MIDI devices.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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