5.1 SUrround Sound(Hd Trailers from Apple.com)

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  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    I have a late 2004 PM and I have it hooked up to a 5.1 capable reciever. I am able to watch DVD's in Dolby Surround, yet I can't get 5.1 surround to work with the trailers. I am working with the Poseidon Trailer. It says only 2 channel input on my reciever (YAMAHA HTR-5835)
     
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Apple's Trailers are only 2 channel. It is pretty rare to find 5.1 content on computers. You can pretty much only get it from some games and DVDs.
     
  3. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am playing the Spt. 11 trailer and it says it's AAC 5.1. Yet I can't get my optical cable to output it! As my reciever doesn't change.
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    You are not alone, in fact I don't believe anyone has been able to get 5.1 out of a receiver while playing these so called "AAC 5.1" trailers.

    Thread over at apple

    I guess its just one of those things Apple needs to work on!
     
  5. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    AAC 5.1 isn't Dolby 5.1, so it would only come across as stereo, and your receiver wouldn't switch to DTS or Dolby. I imagine that's the problem you're having with the trailers.

    If by "work on" you mean "abandon," then absolutely ;). I don't see the point in reinventing the wheel, especially if your wheel isn't round and doesn't help anything move. They should just use standard 5.1 encoding.
     

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