Auzentech has a Christmas gift for users of the X-Fi Prelude audio cards. The company has released a new driver which adds support for Dolby Digital Live.
A real-time encoding technology, Dolby Digital Live converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bitstream for transport and playback through a home theater system. With it, your PC or game console can be hooked up to your Dolby Digital-equipped audio/video receiver or digital speaker system via a single digital connection.
The release of the Auzen X-FI Prelude 7.1 soundcard earlier this year marked the first time Creative had permitted a third-party soundcard vendor to use the Creative X-FI™ chipset in its own soundcard design. The X-Fi Prelude fully supports EAX 5.0, the premier technology for 3-D audio effects diring game play. Upcoming driver updates will add additional surround sound technologies to the soundcard.