[vdr] Request: Change Dolby Digital handling

peter.dittmann at freenet.de peter.dittmann at freenet.de
Fri Jun 10 16:29:22 CEST 2005

> CAC> <Sergei.Haller at math.uni-giessen.de>:
> CAC> 
> CAC> > if you set 'use Dolby Digital', your recordings will contain DD.
> CAC> > If you don't want to hear DD, just select a non-DD track in the
> audio
> CAC> Hm, I will give it a try, but as far as I know it wont work vor
> DVD-Audio
> CAC> thenm as it is 'downsampled' within the DVB-Card. Right?
> I never tried it with DVD. 
> If it doesn't work as expected, it should not use 'use Dolby Digital' 
> setup option for playback.

Yes, the DVD plugin is broken as it uses 'useDolbyDigital'

However I would also like to have seperate settings for use/record DD.
Please consider a novice user (WAF ;-) ) and a system were DD schould be
recorded (for DVD) but has no DD capable receiver attached. It's easy with
audio button to switch to DD and end up with no audio.

I personal belive the 'use DD' should be used to control the output capability.
So on a box without DD output being used, the audio menu will not allow to
switch to DD (or alternatively decode DD and downmix to stereo on analoge out).
However the recording to disc should be able to contain DD.

As DD5.1 is seldom used and only valid for a specific movie I would prefer a DD
recording setting attached to a timer.
This would allow selective recording of DD only for this movie. 
Optionaly this could be used for selective recording of multiple audio tracks
(like ARTE supporting german/french).

kind regards

Peter Dittmann

P.S. Sorry if webmail client break thread ;-)

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