For whatever reason, even though it is playing the DTS-HD track and my receiver is fed audio via Toslink (which isn't compatible with HD), it is still bitstreaming 5.1 channel audio to my receiver. Likely because there is 1 codec for DTS. If I do the same thing for True HD, it downmixes to PCM 2 channel to my receiver.
I can use MKVToolnix to edit my .mkv files and flag the lossy channels as "default", however that would mean I'd have to encode each file twice (once to rip from disc, again to change default audio track), and that would only work until I upgrade my receiver to HD, at which point I'd have to do it all over again for every file.
Not sure if splitters can determine which audio track is played? If so, I need a splitter that allows you to set a priority for audio tracks. Where it starts with the first priority and if a track in that format is present, use it, otherwise it goes down the list.
1. DTS (Lossy)
2. Dolby Digital (Lossy)
3. DTS-HD (Lossless)
4. Dolby Digital True HD (Lossless)
Is there a splitter that allows for this type of functionality?