[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/4] aout: rename "stereo mode" to "output mode"

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Fri Mar 30 15:01:17 CEST 2018

On Fri, 30 Mar 2018, at 14:55, RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> The stereo mode variable was specifically added to replace the earlier 
> non-persistent non-CLI setting for stereo inputs. Adding surround 
> outpout for stereo input does not seem to make much sense. I don't agree 
> here.

Sorry, but what it was for is totally irrelevant for the future.
A way to set the output is very often requested, since the removal of the device mode that allowed to change the way it is outputted.
This allow to decide how you want the audio to be outputted, depending on both the device and the current track.

Also, having 5.1 output for stereo is quite often requested, as with dolby prologic and similar technologies.

I'm sorry, but your objection is too vague and needs more arguments.

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