dts audio

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by lumiere, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. lumiere macrumors newbie

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    apple says phanter offer suppport for dts but i haven t found anything

    does anyone know how to play DTS ( track of a video file )?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    You don't say what type of Mac you have. You have to have a Mac that has built in support for optical digital audio output for the support in Panther to work and of course an appropriate set of speakers.
     
  3. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Well iTunes dosn't like them thats for sure. :(

    Tried to import a DTS Sting album and got no-where.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Not all the audio formats support more than 2 channels (stereo) of audio. I'm not surprised you didn't get much of anywhere.
     
  5. lumiere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i´ve got an ibook 12 (coupled with a stereo set trough the audio output )so as far as i know it should be okay , shouldn´t it ?
     
  6. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Well i didn't really expect to get a result, but you never know. :)
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Nope. iBook audio output is analog stereo only.
     
  8. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Panther will decode DTS through the digital output of a G5 (or new PowerBook) connected to a DTS enable receiver and speakers.

    If you don't have a digital audio output as standard on your Mac, find an audio interface that has one (there are a few).

    This will then play DTS from the DVD player through the digi out.

    I'm not sure if Quicktime will deliver DTS from a file however.
     
  9. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    DTS is standard on virtually all AV amps, use one of these and buy youself a good set of speakers, you don't need massive speakers in a bedroom esp if your going to be sitting very close to them.

    try www.kef.com for a good set.
     
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    ??
    In Yer Face?
    Like, rap?

    :D
     
  11. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Strangely I was fixing that as you were typing it seems, now I should change it back to keep the joke... :D

    QuickTime will not play DTS or AC3 files from a file, only the DVD player will decode and play those, althought the DVD player will play both from a VIDEO_TS folder.
     

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