I'm not sure if this an openelec issue, my Arctic MC001 issue or a makemkv issue. I ripped Star Wars IV to mkv with makemkv decoding the DTS-MA track to lossless FLAC. I'm running the Arctic build 3.0 with Frodo 12.1. It does not play on my MC001. It crashes XBMC which displays an X in the center of the screen then the XBMC splash screen and then back to the main menu. This rip plays fine on my PC with both VLC player and JRiver media center.
I reripped the disc keeping the DTS-MA track as is. The file now plays. But it causes an issue for me. I'm hoping to preserve the lossless audio that both openelec and my receiver (HDMI capable Denon 1908 but not able to decode the lossless codecs, but can play 7.1 LPCM) So, I reripped a few of my discs using makemkv to decode to FLAC. I had no issues with the first few, the FLAC lossless mkv played fine (Cars 2, Winnie The Pooh).
My issue is that in my theater I have 7.1 sound but no ability to convert the bitstreamed HD audio and in the rest of my house I have a couple of TVs that are not DTS capable so they can't pull the DTS downmix from the HD track. I have 2 of these arctic players, 1 for the theater and 1 for the rest of the house and was hoping to find a ripping setting that would enable lossless in the theater and stereo everywhere else from a single rip of a movie. I thought ripping the audio to FLAC was the answer, but hit this snag.
The only differences I see in the movies themselves is the number of channels. Cars 2 is 7.1, Winnie the Pooh is 5.1 and Star Wars is 6.1.
Any thoughs? Should I move this to another thread?