Creative SB Live! Series (WDM)

Device driver details
Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.5 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3516.0.0.0 / 03 Jan 2002
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Windows device driver information for Creative SB Live! Series (WDM)

This add-on audio card is fitted in any vacant PCI slot on the motherboard of the host computer system. The device driver for the Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) allows for the activation of the EMU10K1 technology which makes use of an audio DSP provided by 2.44 million transistors with 1000 MIPS rating. The device driver makes it possible for the audio card to implement its hardware audio acceleration feature based on the Direct Sound technology. The audio card is likewise capable of supporting various Environmental Audio Extensions based on 64 high quality audio files using the MIDI format. This feature which is activated by the device driver of the Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) is made possible by the inclusion of the FX8010 DSP chip into the audio card. As a result the computer system gains the functionality of creating real time digital audio effects which can be generated without the use of costly memory boards.

The WDM standard supported by the Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) audio card's device driver is based on the operating system standard for handling multimedia drivers. This technology provides for high performance multimedia support for various file types. Despite the promising results that can be delivered by the WDM technology it is has not been readily adopted by all hardware component manufacturers. The device driver also makes it possible for the audio card to support a variety of speaker output configurations including 5.1 architectures. This feature is very useful for audio processing software applications which are used for the reproduction of high quality audio files. The device driver also provides the host operating system with the basic data which is required by most software applications to tap into the capability of the audio hardware. Despite the promising high quality sound reproduction provided by the audio card, the actual result is still dependent on the quality of the audio source. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) errors before installing any driver updates.

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