[Openal] Some frustrations with openAL sample code
ed at UDel.Edu
Fri Feb 29 08:46:28 PST 2008
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Chris Robinson wrote:
> The Generic Software device is currently only limitted to stereo output.
> Although I think I heard Dan say that they may add surround sound, but I
> don't know of anything concrete. OpenAL Soft can do 4, 5.1, and 7.1 mixing,
> however because of Vista's screwed up speaker detection, it can't tell that
> it can output to that. You can, however, hack the source to fool it into
> thinking there's a different speaker config (check Alc/dsound.c in the
> function DSoundOpenPlayback for the call to GetSpeakerConfig).
So on Vista, you're saying that it would mix the spatialized sounds to
On XP or Linux, if the system has a 4/5.1/7.1 speaker setup, will
OpenAL-Soft mix the spatialized sounds into the appropriate number of
streams to send to each of the various speakers, as would be automatically
handled in the sound card driver with a DirectSound3D or "native" setup?
Ed Phillips <ed at udel.edu> University of Delaware (302) 831-6082
Systems Programmer IV, Network and Systems Services
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