[Flac-dev] (Universal) Ambisonic implementation

e deleflie edeleflie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 04:53:56 PDT 2009

Hi Josh,

The minimum things that Flac would need to implement to satisfy the
'file implementations' part of the spec is a bit of metadata and the
extensions to channel counts.

ok, I do realise that the extending the maximum channel count may be
difficult ... there's gotta be a way to do it though.


On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Josh Coalson <xflac at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- 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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