DTS decoding AND separate track extraction on mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by tj7, May 7, 2009.

  1. tj7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I understand that with DTS audio releases there are multiple audio 'tracks' which can be extracted from the source audio. I am trying to extract all of the separate tracks that I can from a DTS release "the Police greatest hits", into .av format, so i can start mucking around with them and doing remixes and stuff. eg there are separate tracks containing isolated bass+vocal+snare with another stereo track containing guitars etc. I've come across mp3 conversions of these and it's driving me nuts... I want to get at them myself, lossless.

    Do I need a hardware DTS decoder? Or is there software I can use on my mac to not only decode the audio files but access the separate tracks and extract them to wav?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    mplayer can handle DTS. But it will take some effort, possibly includeing building mplayer from source with the featured you need enabled.
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/info.html

    I found the you can buy working AV receivers at thrift shops for about $40
     
  3. tj7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the tip.
    i probably won't buy any hardware just for the purposes of getting into one DTS record - i really just want to be able to play with this police stuff. so, anyone else got further tips on this...? is there a way to do all this using software on my mac...? without having to be able to program / alter source code of existing apps? (i have no idea how to do that).
     

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