[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Support for reducing from 5.1 and 4.0audio to stereo audio

Jan Knutar jknutar
Wed Oct 31 22:01:14 CET 2007

On Wednesday 31 October 2007 22:41, Rich Felker wrote:

> Clipping is just as bad as overflow...
> Anyway this is not a digital mixing console, it's a fully automated
> process which has to avoid doing things which are fundamentally wrong
> even if they do preserve more dynamic range in certain situations.
> Degrading information gracefully (which a filter like this should be
> expected to do anyway!) is nothing like applying massive distortions
> to the spectrum.

The poor user can always compensate by turning the volume up, and suffer 
the tiny little extra noise... But how does one compensate for the 
argh-my-ears-are-bleeding sensation that clipping causes? :)

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