Codecs supported: This driver supports all VIA southbridges with integrated sound plus several audio codecs as below.
DOS sound: This driver supports DOS sound for VIA VT82C686A/VT82C686B/VT8231 southbridges only. The VIAAUDIO.COM file mentioned in the Readme concerning DOS sound can be obtained from this old audio driver package. It is no longer supplied in the Vinyl_AudioCodec driver package.
Release history: This combination driver was first published on 24 June 2002. Prior to 24 June 2002, there was driver 74mu170a for VT8233/VT8233A/VT8233C and driver 68MU220b for VT686A, 686B & VT8321. The \"combo\" driver combined those two drivers into the one package and added support for the (at the time) new VT8235 southbridge. Further improvements have been made in subsequent releases, including adding support for more codecs and the driver package is now called Vinyl_AudioCodec.
Special note: VIA advises that where possible, users should install onboard sound drivers provided by their motherboard manufacturer in preference to the audio drivers below.
For use with the following products:
VIA AC97 codec incorporated into VT82C686A/B South Bridges ( VT82C686A VT82C686B )
VIA AC97 codecs incorporated into VT8233, VT8233A, VT8233C, VT8235 and VT8237/R South Bridges ( VT8237 VT8235 VT8233/A/C VT8235CE VT8233/VT8233A/VT8233B/VT8235/VT8237 VT1612A )
VIA Vinyl audio codecs: VT1612A VT1613 VT1616 VT1617 VT1618 ( VT1616 VT1612A VT1617 VT1613 )
VIA AC97 codec incorporated into VT8231 South Bridge ( VT8231 )
VIA AC97 codec incorporated into VT8251 South Bridge ( VT8251 )
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP 64-Bit, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, DOS
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