I have on a couple of occasions wanted to play separate videos on separate screens and wanted to place the sound of each video on different outputs.
Every time I have tried to do that I have struggled getting the routing right, it has always ended up in installing several audio interfaces, just to be able to play 3 mono tracks out 3 different outputs.
I know that vvvv is not intended to be a geeky audio engine like pure data or max/msp, but being able to route the audio to the desired output would be really cool and something I can’t imagine being the only one wanting to do from time to time.
I know it is possible if making multichannel audio tracks in the video file, but it would be so much easier if there was an audio routing option like in waveplayer.
Am I the only one having these problems or am I missing something completely obvious?
True, it is simple and quite cheap to add more audio IO, but I really like the flexibility of waveplayer and in my experience, just playing two mono sounds, one in left and one in right is not at all easy and it does not behave consistently.
And “wasting” two stereo outputs on playing two mono sounds feel wrong.
I have now been frustrated with this on so far 4 different systems.
I know that panning should work if I use Direct sound drivers and not WaveOut devices but I always end up just having either left or right working or just one set of sound playing. often I can see that the sound is playing but no sound comes out.
Perhaps I am just unlucky :(
Further more, the fact that lots of relatively inexpensive machines have built in 7.1 or 5.1 audio interfaces thus giving 6 to 8 channels without adding more USB units is really nice but it is only possible to address these outputs individually using either waveplayer or adding multichannel audio to the video.