So, this monday, I went off to Jones Beach’ Tommy Hilfinger Theater to see Korn, Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg and some other smaller bands (I saw Less Than Jake, The Used on mainstage and M.O.P. on the smallstage). Pretty cool alltogether, especially when Korn played a small piece of Metallica’s One (yes, they do that a lot, but it’s awesome, every time again!) in between. Later on, they also covered Pink Floyd’s The Wall (full). Covers are bad? You haven’t heard this one yet. Marvelous, that’s the word! Absolutely wonderful! I’ve never heard a crowd singing out loudly like this before.

“All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall,
All in all, you’re just another brick in the wall”

Too bad there were only seating places… Linkin Park was great too, but I liked Korn better.

… and I’m finishing off my multichannel patch in these last days, too. I’m hoping to commit it before I go back to the Netherlands, or at least post a first version in Bugzilla. I’m finetuning some rough edges now in automatic channel position selection (fixation) in case there’s no preference, and the rest pretty much works already. And while I was at it, I cleaned up the dtsdec (DTS decoder), a52dec (AC3/A52 decoder) and faad (MPEG-2/4 AAC decoder) plugins as well. The difference between this patch and the multichannel support that we used to have and that Xine and other projects have is that this allows for making full use of possibilities of individual channel selection that formats like Wave (using the audiowavetagheaderext chunk, not used a lot…) or Matroska allow. It also does automatic channelposition conversion.

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