Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#5877 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Audio - Audio Channels - Convert to Mono

Reported by: WayneSallee Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Features paradize
Component: Audio: filters Version: 1.1.11
Severity: normal Keywords: Audio Channels Mono
Cc: Wayne@… Difficulty: unknown
Platform(s): all Work status: Not started

Description

There should be a function so that you can click on "Audio", then "Audio Channels", then "Convert to Mono".

This function would be most helpful for playing audio that that is only playing out of the left or right speaker, and so having both right and left streams converted to mono stream that plays out both speakers.

Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by jb

  • Component changed from Unknown to Core: Audio output
  • Owner changed from jb to courmisch

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by courmisch

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Already implemented ages ago (Audio -> Audio channels -> Left and Audio -> Audio channels -> Right).

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by WayneSallee

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

It does not work as you stated.

If you select left, all you get is the left audio. If you select right, all you get is the right audio.

There needs to be a mono option so that you get both left and right mixed together as one mono that goes out both speakers.

Real Player has that option. VLC should also.

Wayne Sallee Wayne@…

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by courmisch

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

If the output is mono, VLC will automatically down-sample. You can also add the mono audio filter to force mono output.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by WayneSallee

Where is the mono audio filter? I don't see any mono audio filter.

Wayne Sallee Wayne@…

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by WayneSallee

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Does not work for me.

Wayne Sallee Wayne@…

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by courmisch

  • Component changed from Core: Audio output to Audio: filters
  • Owner courmisch deleted
  • Status changed from reopened to new

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by courmisch

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

VLC automatically downmixes to mono if the speaker configuration is such. There is no need for any changes; just get your system audio configuration in order.

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by WayneSallee

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

If you are watching a video that someone recorded but messed up and recorded a blank track so that it only comes out one speaker, then it will not come out both speakers.

Does not work for me.

Wayne Sallee Wayne@…

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by courmisch

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

If there is only one useful track, you can already select it in the audio channels. This was already discussed a few comments above! If there is only one useful speaker, then you can configure it in the operating system. It works.

This is the last time you reopened this bug. Next time your account gets banned for good.

comment:11 follow-up: Changed 2 years ago by luke bergen

I may just be misunderstanding the solutions in the comments above, so for now I won't re-open this in case that is the case.

The use case is this: I have a video file with two audio channels. But somehow during the creation process, these channels got screwed up. All the dialog comes through the left channel while all the music/sound-effects come through the right channel.

This situation with the given feature-set leaves me with 2 options: 1) Leave it on "Stereo" which means hearing all the dialog through the left speakers (which is very annoying) 2) Select either left or right channels and miss out on either the dialog or the music

So, I think what the original ticket was actually asking for is this: A feature to take all the audio channels and pass them all through both left and right speakers.

comment:12 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 2 years ago by WayneSallee

Replying to luke bergen:

I may just be misunderstanding the solutions in the comments above, so for now I won't re-open this in case that is the case.

The use case is this: I have a video file with two audio channels. But somehow during the creation process, these channels got screwed up. All the dialog comes through the left channel while all the music/sound-effects come through the right channel.

This situation with the given feature-set leaves me with 2 options: 1) Leave it on "Stereo" which means hearing all the dialog through the left speakers (which is very annoying) 2) Select either left or right channels and miss out on either the dialog or the music

So, I think what the original ticket was actually asking for is this: A feature to take all the audio channels and pass them all through both left and right speakers.

.

Yes, you are exactly right about what I was saying is needed. But those who work on VLC don't think it's needed.

And now they will probably ban me for replying to you.

Wayne at Wayne Sallee dot com.

comment:13 Changed 15 months ago by LarsBerntrop

What you can do is: Open preferences, and click the 'All' radiobutton to show all the preferences. Then expand 'Audio' and 'Output modules', click DirectX. Set the speaker configuration to mono. Works for me on Windows in VLC 2.1.4

Last edited 15 months ago by LarsBerntrop (previous) (diff)
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