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Atmos & DTS-X from computer while waiting for UBP-X800M2

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by aceinc, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. aceinc

    aceinc Stunt Coordinator

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    I put in my ceiling speakers, I have 11 channels of amplification (minimum of 200 watts per). I have a Marantz AV7704 and I want to hear what everything will do.

    Sources attached to the system include;

    Sony XBR75X900F
    Xfinity X1 DVR.
    Sony BDP-S370
    An older HP desktop with HDMI out running windows 7.
    A newer HP Notebook with 4k/HDMI with Windows 10.

    I tried some Dolby and DTS-X MKV demo files on my notebook attached to the AV7704 via HDMI and got video and no audio from the movie player. I downloaded VLC Media player and tried the MKV files, and got audio. But the AV7704 only showed stereo input from the computer.

    I am looking for ideas on how to make the computer output the digital stream so the sound processor can interpret all the channels. Anyone done this before?
     
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    DaveF Moderator
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    I’ve not gotten VLC to support Atmos, though I’ve not tried very hard to figure it out.

    All the server / client systems support it: Emby, Plex, Kodi. (I use Emby and play Atmos and DTS X audio)

    Standalone player MPC-HC (or whatever the spiritual successor is) supports it, though that might require plugins (I have it working).

    I suspect PowerDVD will work. I use it for blu-ray playback but haven’t tried it for MKV.
     

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