Is 6 Channel the same as 5.1?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Omne666, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Just need to know if this file is 5.1 sound?? Quicktime says its 6 channel and Ive never heard of such. It doesnt play on atv1, and im yet to test it on atv 2.

    How do I convert it to 5.1 if needed?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #2
    5.1 is 5 channel sound + subwoofer channel (.1)
    6 channel is just another way of saying that.
     
  3. Omne666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #3
    Cool. Figured as much. Though now I'm left wondering why my atv1 doesn't even see it, as it supports 5.1 I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #4
    I'm not certain, but I think that ATV only supports stereo AAC. For 5.1, I believe that AC3 is required.
     

Share This Page