[mythtv-users] cracking on some DTS tracks (SOLVED)

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Wed Dec 29 19:35:10 UTC 2010

On 4/4/2010 1:51 PM, Kevin Ross wrote:
> Nicolas Will wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have some movies with DTS soundtracks giving me cracking sounds on top
>> of the proper soundtrack.
>> Not all...
>> Looking at the archives did not provide me with a working solution.
>> The MythTV system uses the on-board sound chips and is connected to a
>> DTS-capable receiver from Yamaha using an optical S/PDIF cable.
>> Any offers on solutions ar things to explore?
>> Ubuntu 10.04 - 64-bit
>> 0.23 (was the same on Ubuntu 9.10 and 0.22-fixes)
>> More details here: http://www.youplala.net/linux/home-theater-pc/
> I have the same problem.  I first wrote about it several months ago 
> here: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/410784
> Here is another thread with what I believe is the same problem: 
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/412246
> Playing the same .mkv file with other media players with DTS 
> passthrough enabled works fine.
> A workaround is to enable the AC3 checkbox in the audio settings but 
> not the DTS checkbox.  It will then internally decode the DTS sound 
> and reencode it to AC3.  At least I believe that's what it does from 
> reading messages on this list from JYA.

JYA's recent audio changes have fixed the problem for me.  You need to 
get it from https://github.com/jyavenard/mythtv (I don't use his PPA, so 
I don't know if it's available there too).  I also don't know if his 
changes have been committed to trunk in the main git repo, since I run 
0.24-fixes and not trunk (or master in git-speak).

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin

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