[SDL] Audio! More than 5.1?

Casey ODonnell caseyodonnell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 11:05:42 PST 2005


I highly recommend FMOD (http://www.fmod.org/). I have no idea how
many channels it supports, but I believe it would make use of more
than 5.1, provided your hardware supports it. It's also highly
cross-platform, though it is not free (as in beer) for commercial
software.

I've also integrated FMOD with SDL on windows, and been very happy.

Good luck.

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:43:55 -0500, Matt Pelmear <mjpelmea at syr.edu> wrote:
> Hello all!
> 
> I'm developing a cross-platform (read: linux, osx, windows) audio
> playback program. I need it to support a large number (at least 8) of
> outputs and I've been drawn to SDL because of its portability.
> (surprise!)
> 
> However, after playing around for a little while with the audio
> capabilities of SDL (using SDL_mixer) I've run up across a little
> problem. SDL supports only 1ch, 2ch, 4ch, and 5.1 audio :-)
> (Can you picture the moment when I realized "Oh, that's why I can only
> request 6 channels?!)
> 
> So here's the question I'm posing to you SDL-experts/audio-gurus:
> How difficult do you think it would be for me to use SDL to produce 8+
> outputs? That is, if I were to access some of the lower-level functions
> directly and rewrite my own functions to go on top of them?
> 
> Is there another library out there that I'm not aware of which would
> better suit my needs?
> 
> Thanks :-)
> 
> Matt Pelmear
> 
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