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Thread: Playing back .dts files on PC




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    Default Playing back .dts files on PC

    I hope this is the right forum for this...

    I've got a Z5500 speaker set from Logitech, and I figured it should be able to play back music in the DTS format, it does support dts after all. But no matter what software I use, all I get is noise. Is there some programme which can directly pass-through the DTS signal to the decoder? The only app which recognizes the file as DTS is VLC, but VLC converts the signal to an analogue one; I want to be able to send it directly to the decoder (preferably using Winamp).

    Any ideas?

    /Krzysztof

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    Default Re: Playing back .dts files on PC

    http://www.dts.com/consumer/pc/software.php

    is your sound card DTS-certified?

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    Default Re: Playing back .dts files on PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kheldar View Post
    http://www.dts.com/consumer/pc/software.php

    is your sound card DTS-certified?
    Well, no, it's not, but it does support S/PDIF passthrough, which I use whenver I watch a movie with a DD 5.1 or DTS soundtrack - the speakers decode the DTS and DD signals themselves. So the soundcard is not DTS certified (not sure what that means). But it shouldn't have to be if all I want to do is send the DTS signal untouched through S/PDIF to my decoder, right?

    Anyway, I've reached a compromise - there's a plugin for Winamp, WinampAC3 Decoder, which decodes the signal to an analogue 5.1 signal. I'm forced to use the Dolby Digital Live 5.1 encoder on the soundcard to send the 5.1 signal over S/PDIF to the speakers, which then recognise the signal as a DD 5.1 signal. So I guess it works out anyway... still, it would have been nice to be able to send it untouched.

    Chieftec Bravo LBX01-B-B-SL
    580 W Hiper Type-R PSU

    Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 S.939
    AMD Athlon 64 Venice 3000+ at ~2470 MHz
    OCZ Gold EL PC 3700 Ram, 2.5-3-3-8 at ~456 MHz,
    2x512 MiB
    Gigabyte SilentPipe X800XL, 400/490 MHz
    Auzentech Digital X-Mystique 7.1CH DDL-RCE
    Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers
    1 x WD Caviar 8 MiB cache 1600JS-00MHB0 160GiB SATA-2
    3 x WD Caviar SE 16 MiB cache 2500KS-00MJBQ 250GiB SATA-2



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