Re: ITP: OpenAL
On Sun, Dec 17, 2000 at 03:37:28PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Given a 3D coordinate for a listener, and a 3D coordinate for a
> > sound-emitting object, and a velocity for that object, generate an
> > appropriate stereo (or quadraphonic) sound, accounting for doppler shift
> > and other fun stuff. I don't know of any other library in Debian that does
> > this sort of thing currently.
> Neato! I tried some of this myself once but got stuck on not having a
> good model of the human head which is kind of essential. How does it
> output its sound? It would be ultra-cool if you could hook it up to two
> soundcards and do quadrophonic sound.
I think I have stirred some interest in this on the emu10k1 list.. The
SBLive cards are capible of quadrophonic sound (in fact that's their
purpose) and there is a nifty hack to make /dev/dsp do front and /dev/dsp1
do rear. In the absence of a quadrophonic device driver and defined
interface, the idea was to set up the hack and make OpenAL use it if it
This would be sub-optimal, but it would be enough to get apps to start
using the library which will cause more people to have the itch to make it
work with hardware accelleration, etc..
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