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Generate true 5.1 channel surround sound output
Authored by: nek on Feb 18, '09 12:48:06PM
Wow, what bold claims, and so easily broken.
If you have non-DRM media files with AAC 5.1 tracks (Apple trailers for example) you can use Plex (www.plexapp.com) to convert the audio to AC3, no messing about needed.

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Generate true 5.1 channel surround sound output
Authored by: kaih on Feb 18, '09 02:31:44PM

I wasn't aware that Plex was able to do realtime AC3 transcoding. That's essentially what this hint is providing at a more generalised level.

Plex also has AC3 and DTS passthrough (as do many other apps, such as the Apple DVD Player and VLC) but that only helps if your media already has AC3/DTS encoded audio.

I'm going to have to check out Plex for the Mac mini media centre, it looks very cool.

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Generate true 5.1 channel surround sound output
Authored by: shonofear on Apr 16, '09 02:36:34PM

thanks 4 the PLEX link.
soooo good, re-encodes AAC 5.1 surround to AC3 on the fly to my amp. LEGENDARY
cheers



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