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Issues with AAC LC and DD TrueHD
#1
Upgraded from 32-bit + 64-bit components 5.1 to Advanced Codecs 7.1.8.

After many struggles I finally can play most files, except one with AAC LC and another with DD TrueHD.
I wonder what happened. I had to switch a lot of options, then click to use Shark007 suggested settings, tune again, suggested settings again, etc to get it working.

AAC LC:

Quote:Audio #1
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : 40
Duration                                 : 2 h 11 min
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 321 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 442 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 46.875 FPS (1024 spf)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 301 MiB (9%)



DD TrueHD:

Quote:Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : TrueHD
Codec ID                                 : A_TRUEHD
Duration                                 : 1 min 34 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 3 304 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 5 844 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 8 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, Back: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 1 200.000 FPS (40 spf)
Compression mode                         : Lossless
Stream size                              : 37.2 MiB (51%)

Both are being played as stereo on very low volume.


I use S/PDIF so I realise DD TrueHD should be downmixed and set as much options to do so where required.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
* Motherboard 3,5mm -> Stanton DJ Pro 2000
* Radeon R9 280 HDMI -> Onkyo TX-SR606
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#2
Both of these files will get decoded on the PC to multichannel PCM audio.
SPDIF can only carry PCM as 2 channels, nothing more.

If you want proper multichannel audio from these files, get an AVR that supports HDMI.
or stop downloading files that your system is not capable of dealing with.

Anything I suggest to help you with these files is going to adversely affect most of your other files.
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#3
Thanks for the hint!!
I have a DTS Connect/Interactive capable card (Xonar D2X). After I switched to the virtual multichannel device, the card was able to convert the stream to DTS, and send it out the S/PDIF port. Surround worked. Smile

I also have a HDMI receiver but because I don't use a TV screen but 3*1920x1200 Eyefinity instead, I can't use HDMI, unless it would be possible to only send sound over HDMI, which I think I asked on the old forum and the answer at the time was no.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
* Motherboard 3,5mm -> Stanton DJ Pro 2000
* Radeon R9 280 HDMI -> Onkyo TX-SR606
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#4
yes, sound can be sent over hdmi with video sent elsewhere, unless the file is DRM'd. (copy protected)
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#5
Thanks I will look into it.

One more just for the record:

Quote:Audio #1
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : PCM
Codec ID                                 : A_PCM/INT/LIT
Duration                                 : 2 min 30 s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth                                : 24 bits
Delay relative to video                  : -83 ms
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Works in multichannel. Also, it plays when I choose MPC-BE Blu-ray splitter + Disable Haali (globally) + Set MPC-BE for MKV at the mpg/mp4 page. But then some DTS MKV's won't play anymore. Removing the check for 'Set MPC-BE for MKV' makes the DTS MKV's play again but the audio mentioned in the code box is then played as stereo.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
* Motherboard 3,5mm -> Stanton DJ Pro 2000
* Radeon R9 280 HDMI -> Onkyo TX-SR606
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#6
On the SWAP TAB choose to disable the Microsoft Audio decoder
this should fix it so you do not need to choose the BE splitter.
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#7
Seems that it doesn't change anything here.

I need to use MPC-BE for MPEG 1/2 PS/TS in order to be able to play the sounds type shown below.

Quote:Audio
ID                                       : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : TrueHD / AC-3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness              : Big
Muxing mode                              : Stream extension
Codec ID                                 : 131
Duration                                 : 33 s 0 ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable / Constant
Bit rate                                 : 640 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 4 494 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 spf)
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
* Motherboard 3,5mm -> Stanton DJ Pro 2000
* Radeon R9 280 HDMI -> Onkyo TX-SR606
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