[LAU] surround sound with mplayer and windows media

Hector Centeno hcengar at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 12:31:49 EDT 2009

Hello Julien,

Using OpenSuse 11.0 I was only able to open the file with VLC. The
Codec Details in the Information section in VLC says:

Codec: wmap
Type: Audio
Channels: 6
Sample Rate: 44100Hz
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 192 kb/s

I'm not at my studio now so I don't have a multichannel setup to test
it but I've played DVD videos with multichannel audio before with VLC
and Jack. I don't know if VLC works the same with multichannel audio
files (I assume it will) since I'm trying now in my laptop and VLC
refuses to use Jack for some reason.



On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Julien Claassen <julien at c-lab.de> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
>   I have a file, which is supposedly surroundsound, at least the site says so
> and I have no reason to doubt them. But when I open it with mplayer, it tells
> me, that there are only 2 channels:
> AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 192.0 kbit/13.61% (ratio: 24000->176400)
>   So how can I grab the different channels, to make a binaural version of it.
> I seem to remember that csound should be capable of that. But first of all I
> need all the different channels. At least I suppose so?
>   If anyone wants to test a file, it's here:
> http://www.wdr.de/radio/hoerspiel-surround/lautsprechertest192_44_16_vbr.wma
>   It's a small speaker test from their site.
>   Can anyone help me?
>   Kindest regards
>           Julien
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