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Do I still need 2.0 channel audio??

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by XtraCrisp, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. XtraCrisp

    XtraCrisp Member

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    When I rip a DVD that has both 5.1ch and 2.0ch tracks for the same audio (obviously not commentary), do I need to rip both the 2 channel audio for the DVD to sound alright in a DVD player without a surround system? I have a system but quite frequently I lend a DVD or watch the movie at a friends house.

    I know if I cut out the 2ch audio I can save alot of space and not have to compress as much.

    Also... Is DTS really superior to Dolby? I've read alot of arguments but when I see the size of the DTS tracks on this DVDs it's amazing.

    THANK YOU!
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    No worries,

    Pick the audio you want - 5.1 sounds fine coming from 2 speakers :)

    cheers,

    Pete
     
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    Sophocles Senior member

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    XtraCrisp

    Hmm! Now for the confusion.

    If it's a music (rock concert) then you might not be able to remove either, esepcially if the 5 channels is AC3 5 or DTS 5 and the 2 channel is PCM because some of the older tracks might be in PCM. If we're talking about a movie and you're keeping the extras then the movie might be 5:1 but the directors comments will be 2 channel.
     

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