I know the AC3 5.1 is hidden, but is there a way to activate it in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by marklight, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    If I wanted to hook my computer up to my sound system using optical cables- and play my handbrake encoded movies using iTunes or front row- will it default to that ac3 track or do i need to activate it?
     
  2. err404 macrumors 68020

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    By default you will only get the stereo track. Install Perian to allow for AC3
     
  3. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so I have perian installed- so when i hook it up to the sound system it will default to the ac3? or do i need to change some settings on perian? I see that there's multi channel output as well as some dolby settings. I assume the multi channel output is what I want- but what if i have a DTS track? do i just keep it multi channel output, or do i set it to one of the dolby settings?


    I haven't actually tried to hook up my computer to my system yet- im just trying to get a feel of how to get access to the ac3 track.
     
  4. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Controls>Audio/Subtitles then pick the one you want
     
  5. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I'll also keep this in mind. I've also found something called AC3 passthrough that might be needed. I'll definitely try to compile all this info. It's just a lot of work to get 5.1 surround sound out.

    Going to hook it up to the receiver tomorrow, so hopefully all goes well!
     

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