Hi Jenns. I've joined in on this one a little late so consider this a
comment after the fact. Using my cheapy headphones, I have never gotten the
mono right/left to work? I was under the impression that if I selected one
I would hear the tunes in the left or right channel right? Maybe this
actually works through the line out but believe it or not I never use it.
Anyway, I agree with the vast majority and certainly trust their opinions.
Cheers & rock on rockboxers...rocker
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jens Arnold" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 6:59 AM
Subject: Playback channel configuration in rockbox - suggestions & survey
I'm thinking of an improvement of the playback channel
configuration in rockbox. Today we have (sorted by logic, not
2) Stereo narrow
4) Stereo wide
5) Mono left
6) Mono right
I intend to replace the first 4 settings with a more fine
grained control, allowing to set the stereo width in percent,
allowing adjustment from 0% to 255% in 1% steps. This allows
very precise control of the perceived stereo width, and
(almost) covers the previous channel settings 1..4 as follows:
New | Old
0% | Mono
50% | Stereo narrow
100% | Stereo
300% | Stereo wide
Yes, you see that the range is a bit smaller - the old "Stereo
wide" setting equals a stereo width of 300%, but I think that
won't be a problem. Imho this setting is a bit too wide anyway.
In case anyone thinks 255% is not enough, the range could be
extended to 0%..511%.
Now a question arises: What to do with the old channel settings
5..7 ? Does anyone use them, or could these be removed completely?
I would vote for removing them. I can't think of an application
for the single channel mono modes, and setting Karaoke mode
makes the voice UI silent.
(For the technically interested: The "Karaoke" setting equals a
stereo width of infinity.)
I'd appreciate any feedback on this!
Received on Sun Jan 9 03:37:10 2005