Mono or Stereo

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  1. Josh Campbell

    Josh Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know of software cd/media player that will let you know if a track is a mono or stereo source?

    I know WinAmp has a little display that says cd stereo, but i have played mono tracks on there and they still say stereo so obviously it isn't working correctly.

    Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!

    Josh
     
  2. Josh Campbell

    Josh Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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    should i ask this is the Computer forum?
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Winamp just reads the track flag, it doesnt analyze the stream- i don't of any that do.
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    whatdo you mean by "a track"? Every CD is stereo. If it's mono then there are two identical tracks onthe L/R tracks. The only way to determine if it's stereo programatically is by doing an analysis of the waveforms.
     
  5. Josh Campbell

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    Thanks Vince. That makes sense, I was being a dumbass I guess.




    Philip, what I meant was I have some live recordings and I wanted to know if they were a mono or stereo source.

    Do you know how to compare the wav forms to see if they are identical?

    Thanks to you both for the help.
     
  6. ElevSkyMovie

    ElevSkyMovie Supporting Actor

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    FooBar2000 player has a DSP setting to downmix all channels to mono. That's how I check for stereo/mono. Sometimes it's hard to tell by listening, though. I can't think of a wave editor that allows you to analyse tracks for that, but I'll look around.
     
  7. Josh Campbell

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    Thanks!!!
     

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