Surround Sound Music App?

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by DesertDog, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. DesertDog macrumors member

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    Anyone know of any apps that will play flac or apple lossless audio files that are 5.1 channel? I've tried a bunch of different big media players (VLC, Kodi, etc.) and they're all only outputting 2 channel to my receiver. I have a temporary work around where I made mp4 video files with an AC3 track of the music, but that's far from optimal. I can live with it for now but would love a music player that could handle them.
     
  2. JeffPerrin macrumors regular

    JeffPerrin

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    As far as I know, Apple TV will only decode AC-3 multichannel audio. I've tried experimenting with a variety of formats to no avail... Apple TV 4 goes a step further and decodes E-AC-3 for more channels and (much) higher bitrates.

    Yes, it would certainly be nice if Apple TV supported multichannel audio files. Niche market, I know, but surely can't imagine the file support would be that hard to implement.
     

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