Welcome to Doom9's Forum, THE in-place to be for everyone interested in DVD conversion.

Before you start posting please read the forum rules. By posting to this forum you agree to abide by the rules.

 

Go Back   Doom9's Forum > General > Audio encoding

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 2nd February 2002, 22:44   #1  |  Link
neo_sapien
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 241
Dolby 2.0 or Dolby 5.1 downmix?

Given a TV without a 5.1 stereo system and the choice, do you prefer straight Dolby Digital 2.0 audio, or Dolby 5.1 audio downmixed through the DVD Player?

Here is my predicament: I have a Dolby 5.1 computer system which I make DVD rips for, and also a DivX standalone I built for my mom, hooked up to her 27" TV. What I've been doing is one DivX for myself (which is a 5.1 audio track), and one DivX for my mom (which is a Dolby 2.0 audio track, or a VBR MP3 of the 5.1 if a 2.0 isn't present). This is incredibly wasteful, because I have to rip every DVD twice. Should I trust the 5.1 downmix of PowerDVD 4 XP to Dolby Surround 2 speakers?

Thanks
neo_sapien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2002, 18:00   #2  |  Link
Taric25
Anime Otaku
 
Taric25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 149
Although 2 rips may be take more time, the Dolby 2.0 is better mixed (it was taken from a PCM stream rather than a lossy AC3) so it will be higher quality.
__________________
Lapras, luck, and lollipops,
Taric25
Taric25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.