[Openal] 5.1 speakers
divide at divideconcept.net
Fri Feb 29 07:34:06 PST 2008
I used 5.1 on vista successfuly some weeks ago with OpenAL Soft
Janne H wrote:
>> I can't get rid of Vista. (I wish I dared, but no.) I have a SIIG 5.1 USB
>> audio device, which I'm willing to replace. It has an optical (TOSLINK)
>> connection to my HT preprocessor, and if TOSLINK will work for
>> multichannel stuff, I'd like to continue to use it. Having to string 8
>> separate analog connectors to the HT is very much a last resort. Can
>> someone guide me, in smallish words, what my best approach is to get this
>> working? 7.1 preferred over 5.1 is possible. Installing more software is
>> ok. Replacing the HT is not an option.
>> PLEASE help.
> Openal Soft is something you should try. It's very nice, you can get
> multichannel spatialization thru anything that supports Directsound.
> However currently there is a problem in Directsound under Vista; it
> doesn't get the speaker setup which you set thru the control panel. Thus
> you only get the default stereo setting. I'm not exactly sure why.. Anyway
> I managed to hack together some C code to request the information from
> Vista, send an email if you want to take a peek at it.
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