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    Default XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

    Phoronix: XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

    After going through some development releases in the past few months, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" was officially released this morning. XBMC 12.0 packs in a heck of a lot of features for this open-source cross-platform multimedia software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4NzA

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    What sources can take advantage of HD audio?

    I'd love to be able to rip my HD-DVDs which don't have an better than or equal to blu ray audio option e.g.:

    Training Day -> TrueHD on HD-DVD, Dobly Digital on Blu Ray
    Dreamgirls / Oceans Trilogy -> DD+ on HD DVD, Dolby Digital on Blu Ray

    Is there a way to rip these with audio intact?

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    Awesome, and just in time!

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    Cool with Android support!

    Then you can use it on cheap computer-on-a-stick computers that you just plug into the TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Cool with Android support!

    Then you can use it on cheap computer-on-a-stick computers that you just plug into the TV.
    I've not been big on the TV options scene for a while. Can TV's now boot from external sources with the power of (more or less) mobile phones, or are you just thinking wishfully =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiiixy View Post
    I've not been big on the TV options scene for a while. Can TV's now boot from external sources with the power of (more or less) mobile phones, or are you just thinking wishfully =D
    I think what he was saying is that the stick has its own cpu and can boot itself and connects to the tv using its device side usb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    What sources can take advantage of HD audio?

    I'd love to be able to rip my HD-DVDs which don't have an better than or equal to blu ray audio option e.g.:

    Training Day -> TrueHD on HD-DVD, Dobly Digital on Blu Ray
    Dreamgirls / Oceans Trilogy -> DD+ on HD DVD, Dolby Digital on Blu Ray

    Is there a way to rip these with audio intact?
    You can use MakeMKV for that. The demo version allows 30 days of Blu-Ray/HD-DVD ripping (and the license is worth the 60 ). MakeMKV has a set of audio profiles and with the newest version of ffmpeg installed you can even convert streams on-the-fly to FLAC (but you don't have to with TrueHD since it's playable with OSS software). For DTS-HD MA you also need a dtsdecoderdll.dll from ArcSoft DTS Decoder 1.1.0.8 (yes, on Linux).


    But I have a question too: I don't get it exactly with this release announcement. With the "new XBMC Audio Engine" we get real DTS-HD Master Audio decoding? For real?! Not only the DTS core but the full Master Audio stream? For years forum threads were discussing that this will never happen in open source software because the DTS specs are so evil closed. Can this new XBMC Audio Engine decode DTS-HD MA in software or is it only another pass-through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    What sources can take advantage of HD audio?

    I'd love to be able to rip my HD-DVDs which don't have an better than or equal to blu ray audio option e.g.:

    Training Day -> TrueHD on HD-DVD, Dobly Digital on Blu Ray
    Dreamgirls / Oceans Trilogy -> DD+ on HD DVD, Dolby Digital on Blu Ray

    Is there a way to rip these with audio intact?
    I'm using AppGeeker to decrypt and copy to my harddrive and then convert it to audio files.

    http://www.appgeeker.com/convert/rip...o-mp3-mac.html

    It can get full quality and keep all the subtitles.

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