[vdr] Re: dvd-plugin: UseDolbyDigital

C.Y.M syphir at syphir.sytes.net
Sun Mar 13 11:56:05 CET 2005

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 11:14:53 +0100, Lucian Muresan  
<lucianm at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 11:14:34PM +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>> Stefan Lucke wrote:
>>> >Hi,
>>> >
>>> >when my understanding is right, I have to set "UseDolbyDigital" to no,
>>> >when viewing dvds with non AC3 playback equipment. But with this
>>> >setting when a recording starts while viewing dvd, there will be no
>>> >AC3 track recorded.
>>> >
>>> >Shouldn't there be a separate option in the recordings menu for
>>> >filtering/selecting PIDs to record ?
>>>  The DVD plugin should offer both, an MP2 and an AC3 track.
>>  DVD's do not include any MP2 but AC3 tracks ... and sometimes
>> DTS and/or PCM tracks.
> DVD's in the PAL/SECAM area can include MP2 (MPEG-1 layer II) tracks, as  
> well:
> http://www.discusa.com/technology/dvdvideo/dvdvid_audenc.htm

When I create a DVD using vdrconvert, I have the vdrconvert.env settings  
like this (because I want to keep the DVD small):


# pids to use
DVDUSESTREAMS="apid1:mp2+en apid2:mp2+es"
#DVDUSESTREAMS="dpid1:ac3+en apid1:mp2+en apid2:mp2+es"


I am assuming that this gives me a DVD with two mp2 audio tracks.  Before  
the AC3/DD enhancements were added to vdr, I was able to switch between  
the two mp2 audio tracks on the DVD using the DVD plugin (while pressing  
the "1" key on the remote).  But, now, with the new AC3/DD additions to  
vdr, after the DVD plugin detects the available audio tracks, it is unable  
to select between them.

Best Regards,

Carpe Noctem

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