Would it be possible to find somewhere on Internet few DTS files
encoded in WAV or something compatible with Slimboxes ? so I can test
if it works well to use digital output of slimboxes playing DTS files
to connect to a DTS decoder ?
Thanks in advance
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Thread: DTS file for tests ?
2005-07-24, 07:15 #1
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DTS file for tests ?
2005-07-24, 08:23 #2
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I doubt you'll find any DTS encoded audio files. Also, the Squeezebox's digital output only streams PCM so no DTS support there either.
2005-08-10, 22:54 #3
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"Uncompressed formats (AIFF, WAV, PCM)
Supports raw pass-through of uncompressed PCM audio formats
Bit-perfect digital passthrough for DTS "
According to the hardware spec.
I want to know too, anyway to direct play a DVD w/ DTS o/p and via throught the SB2 to the AV receiver?
2005-08-12, 08:27 #4
Both DTS and AC3 work. You need to rip a DTS CD to a WAV file (google for "DTS WAV ripping" for tips on which tools to use).
The data in the wav file is not PCM audio - it's a compressed multichannel encoding so when you play it on the computer or through squeezebox2, you'll hear garbage out of the analog outputs.
However, if you connect the digital output to a DTS receiver, the reciver will decode it in surround sound.
Also FLAC gets about 4:1 compression on those wav files (I forget if that was for DTS or AC3 though). The ripped WAVs contain bursts of data padded by zeroes since the data rate is lower overall than 44.1/16.
2005-08-12, 08:30 #5
PS If somebody has (or can create) a free DTS WAV file it would be a really nice resource to have.
2005-08-12, 10:23 #6Originally Posted by seanadams
Maybe you could host a collection of "diagnostic/test" audio files on the SlimNetwork? Maybe some rights-free test tones, channel ID's, phasing, pink noise, etc. Might come in handy...
2005-08-12, 10:31 #7
I have a few live albums which came with a DVD with the "surround" version of the music. Exactly the same as the CD, just more discrete channels. Hopefully these are DTS (I can't actually remember) but if they're DD - is there any equivalent way of ripping a DD soundtrack for playback through the SB2?
2005-08-12, 10:46 #8Originally Posted by Yannzola
WAV files are useful, but having a function generator with arbitrary frequency controls would be fantastic.
2005-08-12, 10:49 #9Originally Posted by radish
I suppose a sound card with s/pdif input should be able to record them too. The problem is some sound cards (including one particular USB dongle I know of) have problems with data errors.
2005-08-12, 10:50 #10