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DTS-HD / True-HD

weeks71weeks71 Posts: 49 Plex Pass

Someone just stated in another forum that Plex will bitstream DTS-HD and True-HD. Can someone please explain to me how this is possible?

 

It works great for me in xbmc, but I prefer Plex, and I've scoured the web and tried everything, and it just plays DTS-HD as DTS and True-HD as PCM (which I am not sure is actually working or not, because my receiver just states PCM).

 

From what I've read, plex cannot do this, but I've read a few folks (including the one who just posted) stating it can.

 

Is this a feature only available in plexpass?

Best Answer

  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 9,203 Plex Employee
    Accepted Answer

    the beta release of Plex Home Theater which is not out yet for regular folks can do this. I do not know when it will be out for the general public. it is still beta like i said and buggy in areas.

    currently it is only available to plexpass users but that is only until it is mostly finished

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  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 9,203 Plex Employee
    Accepted Answer

    the beta release of Plex Home Theater which is not out yet for regular folks can do this. I do not know when it will be out for the general public. it is still beta like i said and buggy in areas.

    currently it is only available to plexpass users but that is only until it is mostly finished

  • MediaconoclastMediaconoclast Noisy Ninja Posts: 2,194 Plex Ninja
    edited August 2013

    It can do it. But it has a lot to do with where you're streaming it.

    What OS/player combo are we talking about having connected to the receiver?

    For example, I'm on Windows, and COAX/Optical wouldn't do it for me. With HDMI, using Plex Media Center/Plex Home Theater, I had to go into audio setting and make sure to output using WASAPI to pitch it to the receiver as-is. Assuming your receiver handles TrueHD and DTS-HD MA, all the lights will start popping up and your ears will be happy.

    Edit: I stand corrected! I just tried DTS and TrueHD with PMC, and no dice! Sorry about that -- listen to BigWheel.

  • weeks71weeks71 Posts: 49 Plex Pass
    edited August 2013

    Okay, thanks. Going plex pass then. This is what I wanted to hear. I'm not doing any streaming. Just one box.

    Any word on ISO reading?
     

  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 9,203 Plex Employee

    Plex Home Theater can play ISOs as long as it is on the same computer as the server. You can't stream it to a plex app on another computer or device like phone or tablet

  • weeks71weeks71 Posts: 49 Plex Pass

    okay, I'm in heaven now. Thanks!

  • weeks71weeks71 Posts: 49 Plex Pass

    It's not playing ISO, but I'm getting DTS-HD and True-HD, so I'm a happy camper.

  • jellegardjellegard Posts: 183 Plex Pass

    so can the latest preview release of PLEX Home Theater send the HD audio tracks to a receiver or not??  there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer.  can one of the Devs PLEASE chime in on this and clarify?

    i have a Mac-Mini (2012) and i know that it isn't capable of decoding/passing through the HD audio under OS X.  all i use the mini for is for PLEX so i am more than happy to erase the thing and install Windows 7 in Boot Camp but does it work yes or no?!?!  can we PLEASE just get an answer to this as it is something that i am certain everyone using PLEX in their home theater would love to be able to do.

    thx,

    john.

  • atrusatrus Posts: 11,090 Plex Ninja
    jellegard wrote on August 21 2013, 8:31 PM: »

    so can the latest preview release of PLEX Home Theater send the HD audio tracks to a receiver or not??  there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer.  can one of the Devs PLEASE chime in on this and clarify?

    i have a Mac-Mini (2012) and i know that it isn't capable of decoding/passing through the HD audio under OS X.  all i use the mini for is for PLEX so i am more than happy to erase the thing and install Windows 7 in Boot Camp but does it work yes or no?!?!  can we PLEASE just get an answer to this as it is something that i am certain everyone using PLEX in their home theater would love to be able to do.

    thx,

    john.

    As stated earlier in this thread, yes (if you are using Windows).

  • miles267miles267 Posts: 47 Plex Pass

    When will the latest beta (w/ bitstreaming support) be made available for general release to those without PlexPass?

  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360 ✭✭✭
    miles267 wrote on October 19 2013, 3:02 PM: »

    When will the latest beta (w/ bitstreaming support) be made available for general release to those without PlexPass?

    Hopefully soon - there is no dates.  Lots of bugs still to be squished.

  • maklassenmaklassen Posts: 38 Plex Pass
    I have a Yamaha receiver that is DTS-HD and Dolby truehd capable but with PHT no indicator lights show up on the amp. Any one know why not?
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360 ✭✭✭
    maklassen wrote on October 25 2013, 4:27 PM: »

    I have a Yamaha receiver that is DTS-HD and Dolby truehd capable but with PHT no indicator lights show up on the amp. Any one know why not?

    You'd be best asking that question in the Plex/HT forums.

  • BigWheel wrote on August 10 2013, 7:44 AM: »

    Plex Home Theater can play ISOs as long as it is on the same computer as the server. You can't stream it to a plex app on another computer or device like phone or tablet

    Wait ... so with PMS on a NAS and PHT on a windows box Plex cannot play ISOs/TrueHD?

  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360 ✭✭✭
    deathlord wrote on November 24 2013, 8:16 AM: »

    Wait ... so with PMS on a NAS and PHT on a windows box Plex cannot play ISOs/TrueHD?

    PHT cannot play ISO - there are no longer any workarounds to make this happen, it can handle TrueHD passthrough.

  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 9,203 Plex Employee
    edited November 2013

    PHT actually can't play ISO anymore at all. I was wrong when i said that.

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