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dvd shrink question...

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by magicwad, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. magicwad

    magicwad Member

    Apr 12, 2004
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    didnt know exactly which forum to ask in but.... in dvd shrink if i have 5.1 ac3 audio selected, do i need the 2 channel at all? will a normal tv with 2 speakers be able to output any of the 5.1? Thanks.
  2. daba

    daba Guest

    Hi magicwad ,

    The 5.1 is intended to a sound machine with a specific 5.1 input (a so-called home theatre system). But a DVD player can turn the 5.1 audio into a stereo audio. That's why you can hear the movie on a TV or a regular sound machine.

    If a DVD contains both 2-ch and 5.1-ch audio tracks, they are likely to be different stuff. For example, 2 different languages, or the movie's sound track and the director's comment.

    Thus you can get rid of the 2-ch audio if you're not interested in its content. Don't be afraid to keep only 5.1 audio. You'll still be able to hear the movie with your TV.

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