Originally Posted by psuKinger
Apologies for the potentially dumb questions, but:
1) Are you talking about listening to (2-channel) music or watching (5+ channel) video?
I'm only familiar with AAC codecs when it comes to 2-channel music... and I've only ever seen DD+ used for 5+ channel videos...
2) Is the DD+ content outputting to your Front Left-Right's or is it in all of your surround channels too?
Not dumb questions at all
- Not music, I don't use Plex to listen to music, only to watch movies and TV shows from my personal library
- All speakers
This should make it easier. I would rip Blu-rays that I owned which at the time weren't offering digital releases yet. The Lord of the Rings trilogy for example was one of them. When I initially ripped the file it was with its uncompressed DTS-ES 6.1
audio. The file was also huge, like 40GB
or something. In order to save some hard drive space I started reconverting them. Instead of leaving the audio "untouched
" I compressed them using the AAC
format, this would take my 40GB
file down to something more manageable like 15GB
. I honestly can't tell a difference in sound quality, & with the amount of space I save, I couldn't be happier.
My issue with the default native Plex app
that comes on the SHIELD is that it's now converting the AAC
file to DD+
. Before, any file that had AAC
would display as "Multi Channel In
" on my Denon and would display as PCM
& also show which speakers were being used. In this case it's my L, C, R, SR, SL, SBL & SBR
. Everything sounds the same as if it were still DTS-ES 6.1
, with the extra speaker that's supposed to be the back center in 6.1 being distributed to the SBL & SBR respectively as it should be doing.
But now, whenever I play any movie such as LOTR that has been re-encoded with AAC
through the native Plex app, my Denon it now displays DD+
instead of "Multi Channel In
" with Dolby
being the sound source naturally and not PCM
. It's really not that big of a deal since everything still plays and sounds the exact same as if it's never been re-encoded. I was just wondering why this happening, and when did it start. It's especially perplexing to me since I can take those same AAC
movies and play them through Kodi (via the Plex plugin)
and then my Denon shows "Multi Channel In
" & PCM
as the sound source like it has done for years.
Maybe the DD+ is an upgrade, I don't really know... it could just be a 1:1 trade-off, and now the native Plex app just converts AAC movie encodes to DD+