[wdmaudiodev] Re: Question about APO and multichannel inputs

  • From: "Cheng-mean Liu (SOCCER)" <soccerl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 16:46:59 +0000

When running with different players, are you seeing different behavior (call 
parameters, return code) in your APO's handling of IsInputFormatSupported()?


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Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 5:46 AM
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Subject: [wdmaudiodev] Question about APO and multichannel inputs

Hi All,

I am developing a LFX APO to implement a stereo headphone with surround effect. 
The APO includes a multi-channel to stereo virtualizer. The APO can accept both 
stereo input and multi-channel input and output stereo virtualized sound. Now, 
we are testing our APO. If the test player is Windows Media player, the APO 
works fine. We can try a 2-channel songs and then a 6-channel music. The APO 
input channel number is changing with the file content which is playing by WMP.

But, it is not the case of other players. When we use WinAmp as player and play 
a stereo music file and then drag a 6 channel file to play. The result is we 
can not see any format change action in APO side. And the input format remain 
unchanged 2 channel. The 6 channel file is down mixed to 2-channel to be 
received by APO. Since APO did not get the exact multi-channel data, the 
virtualized result is not what we desired.

I tried another player; it has the same behaviors as WinAmp.

Does any one know why it happens?

Why WMP can void this problem?

I am trying to fix the input format to 6-channel(  by change 
IsInputFormatSupported() and IsOutputFormatSupported() ), but failed. Is it 
possible?

Thanks in advance.

                    Mike
                    Software Dept.
                    VIA Technologies (China) Inc., Ltd.
                    E-mail: MikeLee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                    Tele: 86-010-59852288 ext.3830

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