Originally Posted by AnthonyB
I was just watching "Pitch Perfect" without TMT installed and I saw very clearly "DTS- MSTR" on my receiver.
Fresh format, LAV is installed with madVR.
Am I some sort of statistical anomaly that Dts-hd is only decoded in my house and none other? Lol
youre not decoding it on your computer. youre bitstreaming.
"decoding dts-ma" means just that - decoding the dts-ma track and turning it into something else. when you decode at the htpc you turn it into something else, either lpcm, dts, or pcm. lpcm is lossless so in theory that would be as good as bitstreaming. someone with a high end sound card that wants to send multiple analog audio cords out would do this.
you are letting your reciever decode it. youre sending it computer data that decodes, amplifies, and sends to the proper speakers.
the difference is that receivers license dts, dolby digital, wma pro, etc. they pay to be allowed to do that. freeware does not.