I am wondering if there is a driver for OS/2 that will run
all of the sound stuff on just a generic pc speaker, as
opposed to having soundblaster...
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Speaker Audio DD
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The Speaker audio device driver provide support for playing digital
audio waveform files on the standard PC speaker by using the
MMPM/2 audio system. This support is important because it allows
non-multimedia enabled systems to play short sound effects and other
short digitized sound through the PC speaker.
The standard PC speaker was not intended to play digitized waveform
sound. In order to produce a reasonable approximation of the
sound contained in .WAV files, the device driver requires
exclusive use of the CPU for an extended period of time. This
may have undersirable effects on performance critical multitasking
such as communications, modem transfers, networking, etc.
We do not recommend that this software be used in conjunction with
communications software while communications are taking place.
If you experience problems, you should discontinue use of the
speaker device driver.
I have been experiencing sound output through my speakers from data
sent to the printer port when I am accessing my PP Zip drive. This
happens because my sound card is one that emulates Disney Sound Source
and Covox ( Aztech Sound Galaxy variant). With Dos, I have a spcox
utility that switches the emulation on and off.
Does anyone who owns a Sound Galaxy type card or Ochid Sound Producer
type card know how to handle this problem.?