Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#11223 new enhancement

Handle surround sound-encoded OGG and FLAC files more gracefully

Reported by: SirYodaJedi Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Audio
Keywords: Cc: SirYodaJedi

Description (last modified by SirYodaJedi)

BLooperZ (rzil on the forums) is currently making scripts that convert the audio from the Full Throttle into a format compatible with ScummVM. One notable hurdle with this is that the cutscene audio is encoded as 5.1 alternative (2 Fronts, Center, LFE, 2 Rears) Ogg Vorbis. When placed as-is next to a zlib-compressed .san file, ScummVM simply treats it as mute (or ignores it?). Whilst this is easily rectified by downmixing to 2.0, I see no reason why this cannot be handled by ScummVM itself, as it is already a pre-mixed audio stream.

What I am proposing is that ScummVM allow up to 8-channel surround sound (including the optional layout metadata) and either output to the audio device based on the file's layout metadata (or the format defaults if none are available) or downmix to 2.0 (preferably as a togglable downmixing mode option).

Change History (5)

comment:1 by SirYodaJedi, 12 months ago

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comment:2 by SirYodaJedi, 12 months ago

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comment:3 by SirYodaJedi, 12 months ago

By a "downmixing mode" option, I mean one that has the option for Mono, (Surround-compatible) Stereo, or Pass through original.

comment:4 by SirYodaJedi, 12 months ago

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