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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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28-Jul-2013, 9:22 AM

hairy_hen said:

I haven't decided for sure, but at the moment I'm leaning towards encoding them as DTS-HD MA rather than TrueHD, since while Dolby files seem to have greater playback compatibility, they are apparently more complicated to use correctly in Bluray authoring.  But I think this should be investigated more thoroughly before I make a final decision on the matter.

As I understand it, TrueHD is only more complicated because it requires an embedded DD track for legacy system support, since it doesn't use a "core" arrangement like DTS-HD.

However, if you have a TrueHD track, I believe Eac3to.exe will decode the soundtrack and re-encode to DD plus embed it correctly in the file if you specify output.thd+ac3:  it's only a single file.

Anyway, I expect either TrueHD or DTS-HD MA will be equally well supported on Bluray players:  it's mainly mkv versions that often experience problems in media players due to the "generosity" of the studios influencing the manufacturers.