AC3 and/or DTS audio choices. Which to choose?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by videobruce, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    With movies that have both types of audio tracks and unchecking one makes the difference between fitting the whole movie on a single DVD or not (without adding additional compression) does it matter which one is unchecked?

    IOWs', is one more compatable than the other when it comes to older audio receivers (plain stereo for example) and TVs'?
     
  2. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    AC-3 is more compatibe in general, but if you have a DTS decoder I'd leave that one, as the DTS mix tends to be a bit richer sounding on many DVDs. If not, though, go with the AC-3. I'm pretty sure any DVD player will output a downmixed AC-3 when it's got a 5.1 track to work with, but that won't happen with DTS.
     
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  3. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    "that won't happen with DTS"??
    Explain. :confused:
     
  4. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    None of my DVD players ever seemed to do it, anyway. They don't have any built-in decoding ability for DTS. Dolby Digital, on the other hand, is mandatory in the DVD-Video standard so all players need to have at least some ability to work with that format. DTS was left as optional, so while some players may have the ability to decode or downmix it, most models likely wouldnt include it.

    Besides, it really is alot better buying a seperate decoder/receiver than a DVD player with integrated decoding.
     
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  5. videobruce

    videobruce Active Member

    If it is a older or cheaper DVD player and you only have DTS checked, what happens then?
     
  6. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    If, when you say "only have DTS checked" you mean that you're only keeping that audio track in CloneDVD, then the odds are you won't get any sound when you play the disc on your player.

    You'd have to check your DVD player to see whether or not it supports DTS decoding.