Originally Posted by ekb
I assume that it's possible and even likely that errors will be made reading the compressed TrueHD off the physical medium. What happens then if there is no error correcting?
I'm sure there is error detection and correction reading the physical media just as there is with CDs, but that has nothing to do with error detection during the decoding of the TrueHD.
Error detection does occur during the decoding process (parity bits, checksums, etc), but there is no correction. If an error is detected, the decoding stops. So, errors can happen (again very rare), but decoding will not continue if they do.