Category: Sound and Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.5 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.06.1096 / 10 Mar 2004
The C-Media PCI Audio Legacy Device is a sound card and thus, its driver belongs to the category of Sound and Multimedia. The software package is a 1.5 MB file represented by CMI8738_WIN9x_1096.zip. The package supports the following operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows ME. The package supports the following driver models: C Media 8738, DOS Mode MPU-401 Emulator, CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device and C-Media PCI Audio Legacy Device. The C-Media PCI Audio Legacy Device sound card can decode sounds from other sound devices such as PC audio and 3D applications audio. The device can also read different sound formats like WMA, VCD and MP3. The device has the ability to convert analog audio into digital audio and back again. Since computers read digital data, it is required that analog audio be converted into digital form in order for the computer to read and store it.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Through a PCI Audio Adapter, users can transmit data from computes to sound output devices. This technology can be used at home, in business settings and even in theaters or function halls. Sound cards provide better sound clarity and quality. Using a sound card, a user can stream audio from a computer network or the Internet. 3D gaming also requires the use of sound cards in order to produce quality sounds. Aside from video cards, sound cards are very essential in running computer applications that produce audio output. Without a sound card, a computer may not be able to render audio output for a certain computer application or program. Sound cards, like other computer expansion cards, require a driver in order to communicate with the operating system of the computer it is connected to. The latest driver version is recommended for best results. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and C-Media PCI Audio Legacy Device errors before installing any driver updates.