[Vorbis-dev] 5.1 surround channel coupling
dholth at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 1 09:28:43 PST 2007
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Josh Coalson wrote:
> --- Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves <justivo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You mentioned Vorbis needs surround, but what about FLAC and OggPCM?
>> Are those alright and only Vorbis lacks surround due to it being a
>> lossy format? Or what, exactly?
> native FLAC supports up to 8 channels and has mappings for several
> arrangements up to 5.1
> but it's a much easier problem for a lossless codec. right now,
> except for stereo, channels are always coded independently, mainly
> because I haven't done much research into patent-free multichannel
> decorrelation schemes.
They did 4 channels on vinyl in the 60s or 70s. Would those have a
chance for digital?
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