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Subject: Re: Playback channel configuration in rockbox - suggestions & survey

Re: Playback channel configuration in rockbox - suggestions & survey

From: Kevin Doucet <kdoucet_at_charter.net>
Date: 2005-01-09

Hi,

Can some one farther explain the Karaoke setting? IE, what format do you
play for this or does this cancel the vocals?

Thanks.

At 02:59 PM 1/8/2005 +0100, you wrote:

>Hello all,
>
>I'm thinking of an improvement of the playback channel
>configuration in rockbox. Today we have (sorted by logic, not
>item order):
>
>1) Mono
>2) Stereo narrow
>3) Stereo
>4) Stereo wide
>
>and further
>
>5) Mono left
>6) Mono right
>7) Karaoke
>
>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
>. |
>. |
>255% |
>-----+---------------
>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!
>
>Regards, Jens
>
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