View Full Version : HD audio question for mac mini

Jun 17, 2010, 07:18 PM
I just wanted to make sure I had this right:
1. The Mini (previous versions) can not output true HD audio.
2. You can play passthru DTS on Plex but not on the Apple TV.
3. There is no way to have True HD audio on the previous versions of the
4. Since the new mini has an HDMI output it does support true HD audio.


Cave Man
Jun 17, 2010, 07:21 PM
Yes to all, and it should be able to pass HD audio through its Mini DisplayPort, although no one has demonstrated this.

Jun 17, 2010, 07:38 PM
Thanks Caveman. For all your input in various threads.
I have finally entered the Blu-Ray age and just started ripping my Blu-Rays and wanted to make sure that I had the audio question settled in my head.
I used MakeMKV last night and it worked flawlessly.
I Handbraked two separate versions - one with setting the bitrate at 5000 and one using settings that you had suggested in the 'Native Ripping is finally here' thread. The 5000 bitrate came in at 4.49 gb and your setting came in at 4.19 gb. I can't tell the difference between them.

Jun 20, 2010, 05:05 AM
Cave man, is it possible to disable audio extraction in MAKEMKV so that we can test if the new mini can output true HD audio?

Cave Man
Jun 20, 2010, 07:20 AM
I would guess the backup or whatever Make Mkv does. You just need the m2ts file eith the HD audio.