Question about the handling of DTS-ES
I tend to be long winded so going to get right to it.
I have some movies which are DTSES. They show as 6.1 in plex. I only have and will have for many moons if not ever, a 5.1 set up.
I'm trying to determine if I need to re encode these in some way as I intend for my entire library to be playable without transcode.
I'm trying to understand what is happening and the pros and cons.
I use the Plex roku client on a roku Ultra and my receiver is capable of every format under the sun. (Rz900)
If I leave the direct play setting in the client on auto, it transcodes. If I set it to force, it does not transcode and my receiver sees it as DTS.
Based on my limited research i assume what's happening is roku (or Plex?) is just passing through the dts "core"?
What does this mean for the "6th" channel? Am I losing it completely? Does this mean I have no other choice than to transcode or re encode the film(s) or does it matrix the sound somehow?
I'm not sure whether the receiver would or should be saying dts "es" or just shows as dts regardless of whether it's regular dts or dts es but likely irrelevant irrespective to my inquiry anyhow.