Still no support for DolbyTrueHD ?

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  1. Venomx999

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    I have a UH650v and it doesn't recognise any audio on my MKV files which is truehd, so i have to convert the audio to MP3 and then it plays perfect.

    I googled this, and aparrently LG are going to issue an update where TrueHD works.

    Any news on this ?
     
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    won't it depend on how you're outputting the sound?

    to output it via arc/hdmi the tv needs new hardware (eARC), so they can't do that by a firmware update.

    If you're outputting from the internal speakers I guess they could add codec support for the inbuilt player...but...really? are you going to notice that much difference from the internal speakers?
     
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    I stream from my PC to the TV via smartshare

    It's just that some MKV files off the internet are DTS which plays fine, but more files nowadays are in TrueHD, and its a pain having to convert them.

    I don't have surround sound, just a standard 2.1 system hooked up to my TVs headphone port
     
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    Ah, I see. So really it's a case that you just need the tv to read the soundtrack, as opposed to needing the higher quality.

    In all honesty though, "mkv's off the internet"....hmmm...doesn't sound totally legit to me. Can't really complain that your tv isn't letting you watch stuff for free that isn't meant to be free?
     
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    Just 4K samples mate, nothing pirate
     
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    Awesome. Fair enough then.

    Only other thing I can think for you to do in the mean time....if you're connecting form the headphone out of the tv anyway.....run the picture to the tv by hdmi, and just run the sound from your pc's headphone out?
     
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    Thanks.

    But my PC is in a different room, so wireless is the only option really.
     
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    that's a shame.

    how long are the demo clips though? there are some programs that can just remux files, so that rather than spending ages converting a video/audio track, it can literally just strip out any tracks that you don't want.

    So you might be able to get away with just removing the dolby truhd or dts-hd ma tracks and keeping only the core dd/dts soundtrack...should only take a few seconds to remux as all you're doing is removing the hd audio track, the video and standard audio tracks don't need to be converted.
     
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    Thats exactly what i've been doing, muxing the true HD audio, converting it to MP3, then adding it back to the original MKV

    DTS HD works fine, but truehd doesn't
     
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    but couldn't you save a step, you don't need to convert to mp3 if the truehd has a core dd soundtrack? just remove the truehd and keep the dd core?
     
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    The ones i've tried so far only have one soundtrack which is truehd
     
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    With regards to the original question, are LG actually going to release the update, as it was scheduled for last month from what i googled ?
     
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    A lot would depend on what audio formats LG had the TV certified for because unless the TV is using Dolby's M12 multistream decoder each format has to be licensed individually and certified before production starts.

    If the TV hasn't been certified for TrueHD it's not usually possible to retrospectively certify it. There is a but here, unless Dolby have changed their certification procedure which I guess is possible because they did it with Dolby Vision when they switched from a hardware/firmware model to just firmware which allows more manufacturers to support DV with just a firmware update.

    Then again because none of the 2016 models support eARC (mentioned earlier in the thread) so TrueHD isn't possible.
     
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    Interesting thanks guys

    Do any TV's support trueHD ?

    Just got an email from LG saying which formats are compatible....
    MKV
    Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VP8, VP9, HEVC
    Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC, PCM, DTS, MPEG-1 Layer I, II, MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3)
     

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