System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnLoad(EventArgs e) in e:\websites\\public_html\Default.aspx.cs:line 834 DTS announces DTS-HD master and surround audio suites | TvTechnology

DTS announces DTS-HD master and surround audio suites

May 30, 2006

DTS has announced two new software packages used to prepare audio streams for next generation and current optical disc media formats, the DTS-HD master audio suite and the DTS surround audio suite. Both products will begin shipping in Q3 2006.

Consisting of an encoder module, a StreamPlayer decoder, and StreamTools stream editing and verification tools, the suites are compatible with both Mac OS 10.4.x and Windows XP.

The new DTS-HD MAS will encode bit streams in the following formats: DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES 6.1, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD high resolution and DTS-HD master audio, which is bit-for-bit identical to a master soundtrack. The MAS is applicable to DVD-V and Surround Music CDs, as well as the next generation HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats.

It supports encoding HD DVD (HD) or Blu-ray Disc primary or main audio streams with up to 7.1 channels of audio at sampling rates of up to 192kHz. The MAS also includes a low bit rate encoder that will encode DTS audio streams for use as sub or secondary audio on HD and Blue-ray Disc with bit rates optimized for Internet delivery.

Included in the suite, the StreamPlayer decoder can decode any DTS bit stream, and delivers audio to a PC's sound card for confidence monitoring of encoded files. StreamPlayer will also have the ability to lock to timecode from an external source, and will be able to be used with a QuickTime movie track to verify visual lip-sync.

Encoding bit streams compatible with standard DVD-V and DTS Surround Music CDs, the DTS Surround Audio Suite (SAS) also includes StreamPlayer and can be upgraded to the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite with the purchase of an upgrade.

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