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Bitstreaming HD Audio, Dolby Atmos, Mac, Windows, Plex and Kodi
Hey all, digital audio for HT is a bit of a mess. I'm a long time user of Plex Sever and HT on a Mac Mini. As some of you may know, OS X simply does not support the bitstreaming of HD Audio like True HD or DTS-MA. While Plex can decode the audio itself and send it along in a PCM stream, this will ignore any meta-data and has no hope for Atmos support.
I understand Plex on Windows can bitstream HD Audio like TrueHD and DTS-MA. So, I'm considering switching to Windows.
I understand that Kodi can even bitstream Atmos TrueHD sound tracks as of about January.
I believe that's because FFmpeg started supporting it around then.
What are the requirements for Windows version, Hardware, etc. to do HD Audio bitstreaming?
Where is Plex for Windows at with respect to Atmos TrueHD support? Should I also be considering a switch to Kodi?