[vlc-devel] Re: Ambisonic playback

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Mon Nov 28 12:34:19 CET 2005

> Ambisonic playback is slightly more complicated than straight file  
> playback because Ambisonic files typically have 4 channels, which  
> need to be "decoded" to whatever speaker array the user has. So the  
> typical use case is the user opens the file, configures Ambisonic  
> playback for his/her specific speaker setup (like 6 speakers  
> horizontally, or 8 speakers in a cube, or 5.1 or whatever).

Mmm, shouldn't your soundcard setup take care of this?
We just feed audio to DirectX, and let the DX and Soundcard driver  
take care of the rest.


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