[vlc-devel] Re: Ambisonic playback
et at lalila.net
Tue Nov 29 00:44:34 CET 2005
Derk-Jan Hartman wrote:
>> 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?
only if it is a commercial format supported by the sound card.
Ambisonics is a far supperior format to any of the dolby or other
commercial ones... It is not commercial and can be decoded to _any_
speaker array .... 5 or 50.
> We just feed audio to DirectX, and let the DX and Soundcard driver
> take care of the rest.
yes, this is one of the challenges (at least on windows) ...
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