e: [Vorbis-dev] 5.1 surround channel coupling

Martin Leese martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org
Mon Feb 26 12:45:53 PST 2007

Sebastian Gesemann <sgeseman at uni-paderborn.de> wrote:
> According to
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambisonics#Possible_combinations
> the different Ambisonics flavours including UHJ can be uniquely
> idenfified by its channel count.

Not quite.  There can be three-and four-channel
UHJ files, and these clash with three- and four-
channel B-Format files.  Two-channel UHJ is
compromised in that you cannot completely
recover the original B-Format channels.  This is
not the case with three- and four-channel UHJ,
so using these would be better if they can be
kept stereo compatible.  This is discussed at:


Also, with B-Format the channel count is unique
only up to third order.  This is discussed at:


with a slightly expanded table further down.

Martin J Leese
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