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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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27-Jul-2017, 2:47 AM

hairy_hen said:
My assertion that the stereo mix is preferable for two-channel systems is more of a strong recommendation than an absolute “NO YOU CAN’T DO THAT!” sort of thing. 😉
In the next version (assuming again that I have time to do a next version), I’m hoping that this downmixing problem will be much less of an issue.

If you’re upscaling to 5.1 just for the purpose of including the LFE, I wouldn’t bother as it’s a lot more trouble than it’s worth. Maybe mix in the LFE @ -10dB.

Or there’s a more elegant way of delivering stereo+LFE - direct bitstream configuration.

AC3 & DTSMA can support 2.1 natively, and encoders are readily available.