[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/4] aout: keep the requested aout-mode across several inputs
thomas at gllm.fr
Fri Apr 6 17:42:36 CEST 2018
On Fri, Apr 6, 2018, at 17:37, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le perjantaina 6. huhtikuuta 2018, 18.30.38 EEST Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > So, if the input is stereo we propose the traditional options, that are:
> > - Mono (In order to share a headset with someone for example)
> > - Left/Right
> > - Stereo (Original)
> > - Reverse Stereo
> Missing Dolby.
> > Then if the input is > stereo, we propose:
> > - Direct (for OSes that can't setup passthrough)
> Not clear that means to me.
The "passthrough" name seems to be used only by developers.
People are more likely to know "Direct Output" or "Digital Output" (even if PCM is digital too...).
I would love to find a better name that is understandable by most users.
> > - Original (PCM)
> Bad name IMO.
> > - Headphones (to use spatialaudio binauralizer)
> > - Mono (because, we still want to have all input channels mixed into each
> > speaker/hearplug)
> > Question:
> > Should we propose:
> > - Stereo
> > - 5.1 (if input is > 5.1)
> I would put any supported downmix, though anything other than stereo does not
> seem very useful.
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