[vlc-devel] Re: Ambisonic playback

etienne deleflie 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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