No DD track in Plex? - Please Help

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mucky.fingers, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. mucky.fingers macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    I am currently trying to resolve an issue where Plex (or XBMC) doesn't seem to see a DD 5.1 track.

    I am encoding using the latest version of Handbrake using the AppleTV setting.

    When playing the file in Plex it shows two audio tracks

    1) English - Stereo
    2) AC3 Stereo

    When copying the same file into iTunes and clicking get info it clear shows track 1 as stereo and track 2 as DD 5.1

    Am I missing something somewhere???

    I am connecting using a Optical cable with adaptor to an ONKYO TX SR308

    I'd REALLY appreciate some help as I'm going mad!

    I should add DD surround sound works when playing a DVD through OSX DVD Player
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    under preferences -> audio.

    make sure you have AC3 and DTS (if applicable) capable receiver checked

    You can also try playing the file in VLC, to see if it works
  3. mucky.fingers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    AC3 and DTS are both checked and the file plays fine in VLC.

    What I have noticed is although the track is "labelled" as Stereo it actually plays in 5.1 DD.

    Any idea why this would be?
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    While playing the movie, activate the pop-up menubar at the bottom of the screen (with the blue time line) and click on the audio preferences tab. From there you should be able to see both audio tracks.
  5. mucky.fingers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    Thanks for the reply.

    I can see both tracks and it allows me select either, but they are both labelled as Stereo, but track 2 is in fact 5.1


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