[openal] 5.1 and 7.1 speaker setups
support at blindaudiogames.com
Sun Feb 5 21:19:09 EST 2017
Thanks for your help in the other thread.
I have a new question.
Can you explain how the support for 5.1 and 7.1 speaker systems works?
I don't see anywhere to tell OpenAL Soft that the user has a 5.1 or 7.1
I do see that I could supply 6 or 8 channels when creating the buffer,
and set the format to be Multi51Chn16Ext or Multi71Chn16Ext (OpenTK enum
Does OpenAL Soft then use the virtual speakers to place the 6 or 8
channels, and then mix that down to a single wave form the sound card uses?
Or is it able to detect 5.1 or 7.1 through the selected device and send
the extra channels to the OS/soundcard?
Do all sound libraries use virtual speakers to mix down to a single wave
form when it goes to the sound card, or do sound APIs ever tell the
sound card directly that they have 5.1/7.1 sound channels?
Thanks for your help, and patience.
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