And maybe some update (nothing new still from v2.33), but v2.43 and v2.42 are up:
Just for mention RealTek sure loves to protect their drivers. They added password FTP accesses only. The Express server is (I assume) 3rd party FTP hosting. However, driver updates continue as usual.
thanks to guru3D for faster links v2.43 HD Audio codec is out:
Guru3D Link (All systems).
and ATI (realtek) HD Audio v2.42:
There is also now on Realtek servers tool called "3D SoundBack Beta 0.1" for Realtek sound cards. Here's links for that: Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3 - Guru3D.com Mirror (Realtek 3D SoundBack restores audio effects, including surround sound, reverberation, and spatial effects, for legacy game titles when running on Windows Vista.)
Realtek Website for HD Audio
ATI HDMI Audio Device Drivers R2.09:
Realtek - Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3
[HD Audio] Linux v5.11 ( Kernel v2.6 only ):
RealTek Express Server 01 Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3
[HD Audio] RHEL4 update 4 (4.05f):
Link 01 - Link 02 - Link 03
Supports for ALS882...
The ALC882 series 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio codecs with UAA (Universal Audio Architecture), featuring five 24-bit stereo DACs and three 20-bit stereo ADCs, are designed for high performance multimedia PC systems.
The ALC882 series incorporates proprietary converter technology to achieve over 100dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality; easily meeting PC2001 requirements and also bringing PC sound quality closer to consumer electronic devices.
The ALC882 series provide 10 channels of DAC that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the Front-Out-Left and Front-Out-Right channels. Flexible mixing, mute, and fine gain control functions provide a complete integrated audio solution for next generation multimedia PCs.
AC'97 Codecs Realtek:
23/5/2008 (5.36) - Vista x86/x64: Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3
98/ME/2k/XP/2k3 x86/x64: Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3 - Majorgeeks Mirror
95 OSR 2.0: Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3
NT 4 (Requires last SP): Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3
There's also 'Realtek Media Player(RtlRack)' onlined on Realtek for AC'97 A4.06: Server 1 - Server 2 - Server 3
Here's the README PDF for AC'97
[AC'97] v4.06a Linux driver ( 2.4 or 2.6 ):
Link 01 Link 02 Link 03
[AC'97] RHEL4 update 4:
Link 01 Link 02 Link 03
Realtek homepage for AC'97
High Definition BUS driver correction for systems needing them:
Windows XP / 2000 'x86' needs little help on High Definition Audio Bus driver before installing actual driver. So here's Microsoft & HP combination which needs to be installed before HD Audio drivers.
Looks like there is even better compination of drivers on HP website:
Here is link: Hotfix SP33566
you will still need this after: Microsoft Hotfix 888111
and since our lovely Hewlett-Packard wants to play games and delete if not success on their idiotic installer...
Here is Extracted sp33566 (Has all 36 languages to all XP systems (OEM, SP1, SP2) and so on...) :
* - Mirror - HP-sp33566-extracted RAR File
* - Mirror - HP-sp33566-extracted SFV Check File
Installation is simplistic:
first.. Open your Control Panel > Device Manager
second.. locate the Unknown Audio device or PCI Device > right click it > properties
third.. update driver.. > browse location / have a disc.. > direct it to this folder and select kb888111<yoursystem>-<yourlanguage> from folders
four.. hit update.. > done
(This will update the device in situation on Windows XP x86/x64 system where you cannot install SoundMAX drivers (Or realtek drivers) and no 'High Definition UAA device package will go through'.)
(Levono site was so slow didn't dare to copy it here, hehe, but tested with Realtek as with SoundMAX. x86 XP OEM to SP3 & w2k all working from HP file)