MacOS: Playback more than 8-channels

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auricula
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MacOS: Playback more than 8-channels

Post by auricula » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:50 pm

My Mac will natively playback a 12, 14, or 16-channel wav file - routing each channel to a unique output as required for proper playback.
Using ffplay or FFmpeg there seems to be an 8-channel limit, even though a 16-channel layout configuration is defined (hexadecagonal).
Am I correct about the 8-channel playback limitation ?
Is there a way to compile FFmpeg resulting in a 16-channel limit ?
Seems prudent, as a stepping stone, to supporting DTS-X, Atmos, and MPEG-H in the future...
Thanks.
Mark

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