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WinDVD9 supports TrueHD and DTS-HD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2008 17:52 User comments (5)

WinDVD9 supports TrueHD and DTS-HD According to EngadgetHD, the latest version of the popular WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray (it actually supports HD DVD as well) has finally updated support for the latest audio codecs Blu-ray has available, namely TrueHD and DTS-HD.
Also improved in the update is support for BonusView and the HD video camera Codec, AVCHD.

Of course the software is still buggy but a very effective HD video playback software for those who have made the jump to BLu-ray and HD DVD.

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5 user comments

118.3.2008 18:06
tripplite
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i suppose they regret putting in the HD-DVD part? perhaps they made it before the wars end

218.3.2008 18:33

Why not have the HD-DVD support?

Sounds more consumer friendly to me, unlike other companies.

318.3.2008 19:42

Quote:
has finally updated support for the latest audio codecs Blu-ray has available, namely TrueHD and DTS-HD
So? To transfer TrueHD or DTS-HD you need a soundcard that has a HDMI 1.3 connection. There's no such thing right now.

418.3.2008 19:58

Originally posted by arcanix:
So? To transfer TrueHD or DTS-HD you need a soundcard that has a HDMI 1.3 connection. There's no such thing right now.
You don't need an HDMI soundcard. Decoding of Dolby TruHD and DTS HD-MA is done in the software and each channel can be transmitted thru analog 5.1.




You need an HDMI 1.3 output if you want to transmit the HD soundtracks bitstream to your AV receiver and you want to let the receiver do the decoding. If your player (or if your software in this case) can do the decoding, then you don't need HDMI at all.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Mar 2008 @ 20:09

51.4.2008 13:22
moufoglou
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juankerr is right, on the other hand you can't really trust commercial software for media playback. i mean, powerdvd ultra is supposed to decode these high resolution codecs too, but it resamples to lower resolution audio first(16/48), so there is no real benefit from these codecs. some say that this is fixed in the latest builds, but Cyberlink hasn't confirmed that.
so, does windvd downsamples too? that is the question...

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