[Ffmpeg-devel] channel ordering and downmixing
Sun Apr 8 13:17:27 CEST 2007
On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 01:15:21AM -0400, Justin Ruggles wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > i even suggest to completely ignore downmix coeffs first and design just the
> > channel layout stuff that way we have a smaller set of things to consider
> > and after the channel layout is done and in svn work on the downmix coeffs
> > (just a random suggestion)
> Here is another concept-patch for channel layout handling. Downmixing
> is ignored for now.
> The demuxer sets AVCodecContext->channel_layout to the appropriate
> layout or leaves it NULL if unknown or codec-dependent.
> If required, the decoder sets AVCodecContext->channel_layout to the
> channel layout of the input audio stream. If downmixing is done in the
> decoder (current situation), the final downmixed channel layout is
> considered the input layout.
> The user must set AVCodecContext->channel_layout to one of the encoder's
> compatible layouts in AVCodec->channel_layouts. If the encoder's list
> is empty, any layout can be used.
> The user's chosen layout must also match one of the muxer's compatible
> layouts in AVOutputFormat->channel_layouts.
> Channel mixing and reordering API:
> av_channel_mix_init allocates the AVChannelMixContext and sets the
> values from input parameters. To help the user with finding compatible
> layouts, this function returns NULL if the ilayout and olayout
> parameters are not compatible.
how can they be incompatible?
> av_channel_mix does the channel reordering (and will do downmixing once
> it is implemented).
> av_channel_mix_close frees the AVChannelMixContext.
> The attached patch is not fully-functional, but gives an idea of how it
> might work. The example used is encoding PCM wav to raw AC3. The
> user-level parts (ffmpeg.c and ffplay.c) are not implemented yet, so the
> patch doesn't work at this point.
> Also, I don't really know what appropriate channel positions should be.
just guess and add a note that they are just guessed ...
> Anyone have any ideas or references I might refer to for this?
> Index: libavformat/avformat.h
> --- libavformat/avformat.h (revision 8673)
> +++ libavformat/avformat.h (working copy)
> @@ -193,6 +193,12 @@
> /* private fields */
> struct AVOutputFormat *next;
> + /**
> + * array of supported channel layouts, or NULL if any
> + * array is terminanted by NULL
> + */
> + const AVChannelLayout **channel_layouts;
> } AVOutputFormat;
you can place this before *next i think as *next is private
and ia fine with the general design i think ...
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