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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:59 AM

Hi every one.

Am trying to record video from a VHS with a DTV1000S.
Am recording audio with the line in on the onboard sound card.

When recording the playback of the audio is not very loud and sounds bad.
The recorded playback is good BUT it sounds bad , distorted and stuffed up.

Audio device: onboard Reltek ALC889A(Gigabyte mother board)

I used to use my old pentium 3 to do this , which had a Cmedia card which worked fine.
but this new onboard card has new features and stuff and it would be a shame to waste it on a old Cmedia card...........

I tried the line in on a other computer with a Reltek onboard card and it did the same thing(bad quality sound and playback is not load enough).

I tried it in ubuntu and the play back was bad too...... wtf is going on ?

AUDIO DRIVER : : 5.10.0.5919
OS : WINDOWS XP

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:08 PM

On board sound usually does a very poor job of recording sound. Essentially the bit rate of the sound coming from the video camera is different than what the chip can record and this causes it to be spotty and distorted. Also there are no amplification modules on the onboard for the line in which makes the volume low and contributes to the general distortion. Finally on board sound is notorious for having interference from the the other electrical devices on the motherboard.

The stand alone card reduces the interference and probably has a basic preamp for the line in which bumps the sound quality way up too.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

I see....

First time i heard that , but i don't know that much about line in.


Well can i just use the Cmedia card with the Realtek card ?

Two sound cards in one PC ?
Seems people do it all the time :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

Two cards should be fine together.
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