[vdr] Re: dvd-plugin: UseDolbyDigital

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Sun Mar 13 17:13:07 CET 2005

On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 11:14:53AM +0100, Lucian Muresan 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

I've a few of DVD's of this area code. No one of them uses
MP2, many of DTS and some Video DVD with Music PCM and
DTS 24/96.  AFAIK DVD have to had an AC3 track accordingly
to the specs.  The rest is optional.

Beside this most of the AV receiver can not handle MP2
audio.  OK, my Pioneer can do but without autodetection
as done with PCM, AC3, and DTS.


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