Whats is the best video player that supports 5.1 audio

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shujin, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. shujin macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2006
    The title says it all. I have read that quicktime does not support it. I have been downloading alot ov video from itunes and having been using hand brake to rip vds to my laptop. I plan on getting th cables to hook up my macbook to my hdtv and to my 5.1 system. I know vlc plays 5.1 but are there any better ones out there that I should be aware of.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Only VLC has good Dolby 5.1 support. That is for sure when using the Optical Audio out.
    I do know QuickTime can "see" the various surround audio channels, but I haven't seen it to be able to actually play alt the channels.
    Maybe an external FW 5.1 sound system, or a surround PCI sound card will let QuickTime use all the channels, but in my experience (Mac connected to Logitech Z-680 Dolby 5.1 speaker system), only VLC can do it. :(

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