Can you hear the spatial audio on YouTube with this simple test?
YouTube uses a different spatial audio format than the THETA Desktop App.
When you use Movie Converter to change the video to .MOV, it converts the THETA spatial audio format into YouTube spatial audio format.
Can you do a simple obvious test to confirm that sound appears to be coming from different points around the camera?
For example, put the camera in the center of 4 people talking and ask them to talk in sequence.
Right now the process is a bit clunky.
- Download video to desktop
- Use Desktop App to convert video into Equirectangular format
- Use Movie Converter to change into .MOV and change spatial audio format into YouTube-compliant format (file will be .MOV)
Once you have spatial audio from YouTube working in general, you can then do some tests with the TA-1, primarily with:
- low bass sounds
Note that there is an active discussion here about a possible problem with the spatial audio converter. Scroll down to the bottom portion. We’re trying to organize the information and submit to Ricoh.