Final Cut Pro 6 - Interleaved Versus Split Stereo Audio Files

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Interleaved Versus Split Stereo Audio Files

Digital audio can send a stereo signal within a single stream by interleaving the digital
samples during transmission and deinterleaving them on playback. The way the signal
is stored is unimportant as long as the samples are properly split to left and right
channels during playback. With analog technology, the signal is not nearly as flexible.

Split stereo files are two independent audio files that work together, one for the left
channel (AudioFile.L) and one for the right channel (AudioFile.R). This mirrors the
traditional analog method of one track per channel (or in this case, one file
per channel).