[Libav-user] Dolby 5.1 vs Dolby 5.1 (side)

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Jun 4 01:18:42 CEST 2013

Gonzalo Garramuno <ggarra13 at ...> writes:

> I am wondering what's the difference between the 
> two formats (Dolby 5.1) vs (Dolby 5.1 (side)).

I am not sure I understand what you mean with 
"Dolby 5.1" (is that something that FFmpeg prints?) 
but the difference between "5.1" and "5.1 (side)" 
is the position of the surround speakers:
Both are FL - FC - FR - LFE, the two additional 
speakers are BL and BR for "5.1" and SL and SR 
for "5.1 (side)".

Carl Eugen

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