[PD] how to know if a file has more than one channel?

altern altern2 at gmail.com
Sat May 18 17:49:58 CEST 2013

On 18 May 2013 17:09, Martin Peach <martin.peach at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> On 2013-05-18 09:57, altern wrote:
>> hi
>> I would like to be able to distinguish between mono and stereo files at
>> loading time. I am loading the sound with soundfiler using this messages
>> which works both for stereo and mono files
>> read -resize path_to_file table1 table2
>> any suggestions? maybe there is some way to check if the second table is
>> full with zeros?
> You could first read the file into [iemlib/soundfile_info] and take the
> fifth item in the output list, which is the number of channels.

aha, thanks thats what I was looking for. I must have thought about the
externals of course!
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