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So I just built a new Computer as a combination HTPC and everyday machine.
Specs.
AMD FX9425
MSI GAMING 970 BOARD
PNY 1866MHZ DDR3 8GB 9-10-9-27 X2 for a total of 16GB in Dual Channel
Corsair H100i Liquid CPU cooler
Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Case
EVGA Geforce 7150 Ti 2 GB GDDR5 Video Card .
ABS Labs Tagan BZ 700W Power Supply
PNY CS1100 120GB SSD for OS drive
Western Digital Black 1TB 7200RPM drive X4 for storage of media and games
LG OEM BLURAY rewriter
paired to a HP w2338h Monitor via DVI-D and a Yamaha RX-V675 receiver via HDMI, and on to a EPSON 5030 in my Theatre Room.


The computer is located in my office where it can make as much noise as it pleases, I have a 40RU Rack installed in the closet outside the office and theatre room, which is basically right in between the 2 rooms. Running a 15ft HDMI cord from the PC to a wall plate, and the wall plate has a 6ft hdmi cable behind it to another wallplate in the back of the closet, then another 6ft hdmi cable from the wall plate to the AVR. Ran a 50ft HDMI cable from the AVR to the projector thru the ceiling.

So that's the setup.

I was using PLEX to stream to the XBOX ONE, and after alot of frustration I've completely abandoned PLEX. I've been ripping my LEGALLY OWNED BLU RAYS to the HD using MakeMKV and have been having problems with audio selection. Do I need the subtitles? because I was ripping without them and the resulting Mkv's wouldnt have any sound at all.

If possible I would like to have DTS HD MA and Dolby True HD on the Blurays that offer them encoded into the mkv file so that the stream is passed onto my AVR to decode. but so far I don't think I've acheived that. After downloading the dtsdecoderdll.dll I have sound in the files. The AVR hasn't been lighting up with the DTSHDMA light or Dolby True HD but I am getting a 5.1/7.1 stream, so I think the PC is decoding it and bitstreaming to the AVR.... instead of the AVR decoding an playing directly...

Please if someone is fluent in MakeMKV and Handbrake please let me know what I'm doing wrong please. Thank You.

I've been playing with KODI, and I beleive this will replace my previous use of windows media center, plex, and PS3 Media Server... This thing just rocks but the tutorials lose me pretty quick...


Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
 

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You need to setup audio for kodi. By default it outputs stereo despite whatever logo is displayed during playback.

in system settings>audio output:

Change the setting level from basic to expert.
Enable Passthrough
Select Passthrough output device (MUST be some combination of wasapi and hdmi with your setup)
Lastly enable all formats your Yamaha is capable of decoding: DD, DTS, DD+, DD True HD, and DTSMA.

I recommend keeping only the dts ma track when using makemkv or similar and don't use dtsdecoder.dll unless you have some high end analog setup.
 

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The main reason you wouldn't get any audio from a ripped blu-ray is you deselected dts core track in makemkv on a disk containing dts ma. This wont be a problem if you intend to Only play the dts ma track on properly configured kodi or other software. If you don't have a dts core track and try to play a dts ma track on a device or software that isn't configured for or lacks support for dts ma then you wont get any audio.
If I'm not mistaken the DTS core track is embedded into the DTS MA track. By default makeMKV deselects the MA and TrueHD tracks. All of my rips are lossless (or uncompressed PCM) with forced English subs. I don't rip the lossy DTS track at all (unless, of course, that's all there is). Before my old Marantz SR5200 AVR that I used to use in my bedroom died (pre-HDMI) I would get lossy DTS and Dolby Digital bit-streamed via S/PDIF to it using XBMC, whereas with the Yamaha RX-V573 I replaced it with gets the lossless bitstream (via HDMI, obviously) from these same exact rips. XBMC/Kodi does transcode audio in certain situations depending on set up. For example, mp4 audio is sent as multi-channel PCM to my Onkyo TX-SR805 and Yamaha RX-V573 but was sent as 5.1 Dolby Digital to my old Marantz SR5200 while it still worked.
 

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No but not checking it won't stop you or your playback software playing it, as you stated in your post - as Slosh says it is included as a 'core' track in the DTS-HD MA track whether you check it in makemkv or not.
Just ripped one to confirm that and it looks like i'll be remuxing anything with a dtsma track since it could potentially save a gig or so per movie.
 
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