Power DVD -v- TheatreTek

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  1. nfordenfield

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    My thoughts are to switch to Power DVD XP 4.0 or even upgrade to 5.0, to allow DD/DTS/DPLII out of a sound card, straight to active speakers, as theatertek only allows for sterero or prologic to be passed to a soundcard.

    Is there any other better software player out there that allows this.

    Have got a bundles copy of Power DVD that came with the mobo, so will try that anyway.

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    Just one thing. OEM copies of Power DVD "bundled" with MBs/DVD drives etc. are often limited to two channel stereo etc..

    Worth noting if you encounter problems.

    :smoke:
     
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    Nathan, whats the sound card?
     
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    The key to TheaterTek's quality are the Sonic decoders it uses, these are available separately for use with other players. ZoomPlayer is a favourite among many and can use these decoders, so maybe that player gives you the audio handling you want with high quality video.

    I think PowerDVD could be able to use Sonic as well, with some registry tweaking .. this thread contains very geeky info on how to do this, the thread comes from JRiver's web board, they sell Media Center, but the information in the thread is pretty generic for those willing to give it a try. I believe ZoomPlayer provides a nice graphical UI way of doing it.
     
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    theatertek allows spdif out
     
  6. Rob.Screene

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    I estimate that multi-channel decoding will appear in TheaterTek before the Summer.

    It's certainly been talked about in the past and it's been a while since the last big upgrade release.

    cheers,
    Rob.
     
  7. nfordenfield

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    got my copy upped to version 5 and added the additional audio pack, so now have DD DTS and PLII.

    Looks like the rme is on order now

    I'll check that link out.

    First impressions are good, but there is noise off the onboard soundcard on my asus
     
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    Easy then, PowerDVD is the ONLY app that works with the RME multi channel. Don't expect WMV-HD to work either.
     

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