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Playing media with 2 different channels in stereo file

Oct 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Currently, AsioOut class exposes 'ChannelOffset' property to select the channel. If we are playing a Stereo file with ChannelOffset as 4, the media will be played at Channel 4 and 5.
The Stereo file will have Left and Right Channel which will play the media at Channel 4 and 5. So, whatever user specifies, right channel will be assigned to a channel incremented by 1.

I need to provide the flexibility to the user to specify the channel number for both the Left and Right Channel. So, if user specifies 4 and 7, the left channel will play media at 4 and right channel at 7.

Is there a way to achieve this using NAudio and specifically for ASIO soundcard ?
Any suggestion or workaround is welcome!
Oct 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM
I have been able to play a stereo file at user defined channels using MultiplexingWaveProvider and creating a SilenceProvider.
Now, I need to control the channels individually. Consider, there are 5 channels and Channel 1, 3 and 5 has stream associated with it and channel 2 and 4 has silence.
I am looking for a solution wherein I want to start the media of Channel 1, 3 and 5 initially, and later at some point of time(suppose after 10 sec), there is a trigger for Channel 2, it should start playing the song without affecting the song at Channel 1, 3 and 5.

I am able to achieve this by stopping/disposing the AsioOut instance whenever a trigger comes and replace the silence stream at Channel 2 with the valid Stream. New mixed stream is passed to Init() method and Play is called thereafter.
However, this brings a audible delay in the media When we Stop and recreate the AsioOut instance.

Is there a better way to handle it through NAudio ?
Kindly suggest a solution or workaround as my whole application is dependent on this scenario and if doesn't work, I need to look for other libraries and doesn't want to loose a wonderful NAudio library.

Looking for a response!