Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Neomagic Corp
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 112.1 kB
Operating System: Windows 95, 98 and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.2108 / 01 Jun 1999
The Neomagic Magic Media 256AV audio is a device that enhances audio and video in PC and notebooks. The device is designed for used on a Windows platform. It is also used to perfect video playback. For proper functions, the device should be installed in a machine that has adequate speeds and memory. This is because the audio and video functions require much memory in order to avoid machine hang-ups. The native Neomagic device driver can be downloaded from the official Neomagic website. Though similar to the drivers available on the installation CD often provided by the manufacturer on product purchase, drivers on the manufacturer's website are the latest and therefore less likely to create program conflict in the host machine. Without the proper installation of the device drivers, chances are that the user will experience slow performance, hiccups in the audio and lost frames when watching video.
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
The Neomagic Magic media 256 AV Audio drivers has a kernel frame buffer, and directfb drivers, that allows one to write a directfb and hence support DVD playback. The kernel frame buffer enables the CPU to access the entire display. It does this by providing an abstraction to the graphics hardware, which in turn presents the frame buffer to the video hardware hence allowing the applications to operate within a well-defined interface. Within such a context, the software does not recognize the capacity of the interface, thus making the device operational across many software platforms. This is unlike some other audio and video hardware devices that access the CPU 64K at a time. To check if the driver Neomagic MagicMedia 256AV Audio is properly installed, the user can access it under the sound, video and game controllers tab under the device manager. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV Audio errors before installing any driver updates.