Software DTS Decoder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Petros, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Is there any such thing as a software DTS decoder?

    I could get a hardware decoder for my Klipsch Promedia 5.1s, but it would cost $70.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yeah I think there are DTS codecs. Don't know any off hand, but there should be. Can't your soundcard do DTS decoding?
     
  3. Krux

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    I have the same speakers as you and they don't like any decoder except the one that klipsch sells :( sorry
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I have an Audigy 2, but I can't get it to output anything but really loud static when I play DTS files.
     
  5. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    same with my SB live 5.1 with ac3 DD decoder and my Nforce 2 soundstorm also with a DD decoder built on speakers just don't like it. I think that 70 dallor part takes the anolog inputs from the speakers and converts it into a spidif connection for DTS but im not sure
     
  6. Zedric

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    That sounds useless. Do the speakers have analogue input? Use those.
     
  7. Krux

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    sounds useless maybe but spidif is 1 cord and is digital so it has better sound.
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    You're right of course, but if you have a converter with an analogue side it doesn't really matter if you ask me. 3 analogue cables can be put together anyway (taped, striped, cable hose).
     
  9. Krux

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    yah I know but the sound quality is better for digital
     
  10. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    it's not if you are taking it from a analogue source, you're right, the quality is better if it never goes trough a DAC, but if the converter takes Analogue from the PC, and converts it to a SPDIF, it's going through a DAC, then ADC, then another DAC. That's lossy, and if anything, it's worse quality than the Analogue connections would be.
     
  11. Krux

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    good thing my computer has spidif :)