User:Jeff Kelley/Multichannel Audio

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   WORK IN PROGRESS

Introduction

Since QuickTime 7, it is possible to deliver multichannel audio. Second Life streamed audio relies on QuickTime and inherits this capability without further work.

Producing a multichannel audio movie

Step 1: Produce an interleaved multichannel WAV file

We are using ProTools. Bounce a multichannel session to Stereo interleaved format:

PT Multichannel Track.png

Step 2: Open with QuickTime Pro

Choose menu 'Show Movie Properties', select 'Sound Track', select 'Audio Settings' tab:

QT Audio Tracks Assign.png

Step 3: Export to QuickTime Movie

Choose 'Export', 'Movie to QuickTime Movie', 'Options', 'Sound Settings', 'Channels'.

QT Audio Tracks Export.png

Channels Assignements

Left L
Right R
Center C
LFE Screen LFE
Left Surround Ls
Right Surround Rs
Left Center Lc
Right Center Rc
Center Surround Cs
Rear Surround Left Rls
Rear Surround Right Rrs


Multichannel Mixing and Surround Formats

Format Channels Layout
Mono 1 C
Stereo 2 L R
Cinema Stereo 3 L C R
Quadraphonic 4 L R Lr Rr
Dolby ProLogic 4 L C R S
Film (Dolby Digital) 6 L C R Ls Rs LFE
SMPTE/ITU 6 L R C LFE Ls Rs
DTS 6 L R Ls Rs C LFE
Dolby Surround EX 7 L C R Ls Cs Rs LFE
SDDS 8 L Lc C Rc R Ls Rs LFE



NOTE: delete Image:Jef Kelley Images QT Audio Tracks Assign.png (stupid one)