Last updated on: 11/12/2013 by Rekha Yadav
Audio Codec 97 abbreviated as AC'97 which is actually a driver for the integrated audio card. Basically AC'97 is often installed automatically on a PC. If this is not the case, then the publisher of Realtek provides AC’97 Audio Codec latest versions of stereo audio codec to handle all of their customer’s audio needs. But it is highly recommended to always use the most latest available AC'97 driver version. Also, make sure before installing your motherboard is compatible. Never install it if you have a sound card and lastly check it is not already installed on your computer. It tries to set a system restore point before installing a device driver which will help to find if you installed a wrong driver. Most of the problems arises when your hardware device is not supported any longer or old. The application can be used on a variety of operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. This service works on multimedia systems based on CNR and AMR designs alongwith host and soft audio offerings. It offers performance correct for home use 18-bit, AC'97 2.2 compliant, 6-channel surround, 4 stereo analog inputs, 2 microphone inputs, 2 mono inputs, support for 3D stereo and output 6 tracks. AC'97 supports a 48 kHz sampling rate at 20-bit stereo resolution for multichannel recording and playback and a 96 kHz sampling rate at 20-bit stereo resolution.
Comparable to other this service is very fast to use, vast majority of PC users will find this program as a solution for their audio needs. But yes, there isn’t a version for Mac yet, still the program is a strong contender in market for other audio applications.
Majority of users find it their cup of tea but, they should be careful before installing it.