Surround Sound Music App?

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

  1. DesertDog macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2004
    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 6502


    Jul 21, 2014
    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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