Does anybody know if there are any APIs out there (open source) that support 5.1 audio?
We have some wicked audio equipment here and its not being used to its full potential because all the VR presentations that we show here have no audio. The audio (which is usually just a narrator or the sound of the wind blowing) is played separately on a dvd player, which does use 5.1
The objective is to integrate audio with the applications so that its more interactive (context-sensitive narration, ambience, etc). From what i've read so far, seems like OpenAl only supports mono.
The presentations run on a Silicon and we use Performer, VrJuggler and VrNav.
Thank you for your info!