^^^ I see in DTS' 2006 whitepaper
that it says,
The DTS-HD Audio stream is organized into five substreams, a core substream and four extension substreams. The core substream represents a single audio asset and each extension substream contains up to eight audio assets.The audio assets within the extension substreams can be mixed and combined to create a number of different audiopresentations. Not all of the audio assets in the DTS-HD extension substream have to be active at the same time. Different audio presentations are defined by the stream metadata, which activates specific assets.
I assumed that when DVDAE support told me --"For 96kHz DTS (or DTS-MA) stream, it comes with a 48kHz core stream and one or more extended streams. Only the 48kHz core stream is recognized by our software" -- that it meant that their decoder actually decodes the core (lossy) and the substream that together decodes to 48kHz lossless (with there being another substream that could have been used to decode to 96kHz lossless). But maybe I assumed too much and that it means what they said, which would imply that only the lossy core is decoded (e.g., when decoding and converting DTS-MA to FLAC or WAV it is only decodes the lossy core component and then converts to FLAC/WAV). If so then this is not good and I could see the potential of there being lossy audio masquerading as lossless FLAC getting out there and I wouldn't want to use this for any of my DTS-MA material. If this turns out to be true, then I still am glad I have this software but will use something else for DTS-MA material.
For the Live Anthology BD, if you demux you'll see the lossless and lossy streams in the resulting dts file at the expected sample rate reported by MediaInfo. But if instead of the demux option you convert to WAV or FLAC you'll see 48kHz. I don't know, now I am thinking that it is only decoding the lossy core of DTS-MA. I'll reopen my ticket with them, hopefully today, with this question.Edited by Sherbona - 8/19/12 at 9:31am