[Flac-dev] (Universal) Ambisonic implementation

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 20 18:57:53 PDT 2009

--- On Thu, 9/17/09, e deleflie <edeleflie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Flac Developers,
> My name is Etienne Deleflie, I'm the founder of
> http://www.ambisonia.com and, more recently,  http://soundofspace.com.
> Myself and the community I serve are looking for a lossless file
> format that can encapsulate ambisonic encoding. To this end a
> specification has been drafted, and is nearing stability, that
> describes practical features designed to get the most out of
> ambisonics.
> That spec is accessible here: 
> http://ambisonics.googlegroups.com/web/Universal_Ambisonic_0.96.pdf
> I'm wondering if the FLAC community might be interested in
> implementing a lossless implementation of that spec. I know there are
> some current incompatibilities. I'm also aware that there are certain
> open source processes involved around implementing new features. I'd
> be happy to get involved with those processes if someone expressed
> interest at implementing these features.

this is cool but would actually be a lot of work and require extensions
to the flac format.  it's not something that I would be able to do for
the foreseeable future.


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