[flac-dev] Define 6.1 and 7.1 channel mappings

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Fri Oct 12 04:47:33 PDT 2012

Ralph Giles wrote:

> The FLAC format specification never defined the semantics of 7- and
> 8-channel files, which has caused some pain for some years now.
> Attached is a patch to define them. I don't know if this follows
> "follows SMPTE/ITU-R recommendations," but it follows common tool
> practice. I chose the set of surround speaker designations used by home
> theatre systems, which is the same set used by the Vorbis and Opus mappings.

There is some value in having the FLAC mappings be the same as Vorbis
and Opus.

I've read through this thread and it didn't really come to any
conclusion. Can we try again and make a decision this time?

Erik de Castro Lopo

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