[ardour-users] Dolby Digital Sound Mixing

studio-64 fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk
Sun Aug 14 13:06:48 PDT 2005



Iwill definatly be looking at this!   as MY DDX has 6 routable outputs, 
it's one of the main reasons
I bouhgt this desk,  and am learning Ardour to mix to DVD.


( Running Ardour/Jamin fine on 64 bit!)

Jesse Chappell wrote:

> On Sun, 14 Aug 2005, Paul Davis wrote:
>>> I want to do the following: I have about 10 audio files (mono .wav)
>>> which I want to arrange to a Dolby Digital audio stream for a DVD. It's
>> AFAIK, you cannot create Dolby Digital audio streams with open source
>> software. the encoding is proprietary.
> Paul, surely you remember my software ac3jack?  It uses the AC3 (dolby 
> digital) encoding from the FFMPEG library.  Legality slightly 
> questionable, but it works.
> I need to make some efficiency improvements, but if someone actually 
> uses it, my incentive to do so increases.
>> you can do 2D-planar multi-speaker panning in ardour, for sure, but that
>> is not the same thing at all.
> Helge, what paul is saying here is that it has a basic capability to 
> pan a track to more than 2 channels but it isn't particularly well 
> suited for 5.1.  Primarily, the interaction between the left, center, 
> and right will probably be difficult to get right with ardour's 
> default 2d panners.  For a music production I would simply ignore the 
> LFE channel entirely anyway, it is rarely used even by professionals 
> for music.
> jlc
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