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:
How to locate your sound card.
How to configure your system so that your sound card is recognized.
Methods to test that your card is working using sample applications.
How to troubleshoot your sound setup.
How to playback and encode MP3s.
How to rip CD audio tracks into data files.
Before reading this chapter, you should:
Know how to configure and install a new kernel (Chapter 9).
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