I build a DVD / BR with 5.1 ac3 sound which plays fine on our sourround test system, so the sound IS 5.1. But from the information of the BR Player and from a Test Playstation the information says it is a 2.0 audio track.
I'm a bit confused. I exported the ac3 from Premiere via "Export as Blue Ray" Audio only.
May be I missed something?
The second question: Is it possible to label the tracks in some kind, so that the usual drop down or pop up menues from DVD/BR Players show that there are different audio tracks?
E.g. I do have one 5.1 track with less dynamic for 'Home System' playback and a more dynamic track for cinema / theater playback.
It would be fine to switch to the correct track from the players menu and not have to guess wich one is playing...or do I have to set up a DVD/BR start menue where your can click on the wanted track?
Thanks and regads.
Using Adobe Encore CS 5 and soon CS6
After some research I think I got it:
With Adobe Premiere etc you can only genegrate stereo ac3 for free. For a surround 5.1 you need the commercial plug in. (or usse the three freen encodes.)
Is ther may be a chance to get adobe to support the surround encoding as well for free? Like Avid or Finalcut Studio dose ?
Thanks for your comments, I think i got it clear now.
@Stan: I'll see if i do that, may be that helps.
@Jim: I dont know how much the license would be, but as other systems like Avid and final cut ship the full surround encoding support, it cant be that much money in relatiton to the whole costs.
And there are also some free 5.1 ac3 encoding tools and workflows described, and i dont think they pay for any DD licenses?
So may be a good feature would be:
Include a license free good surround ac3 encoding engine and for thouts requiring a certified official labeled DD marketing ac3 add a charged plugin or so.
my2cents. Regards .
The reason that you heard what sounded like 5.1 from your system, is that your receiver probably created a faux 5.1 effect.
If you ran your DD AC3 file through, say MediaInfo, it would show 2-channel, and not 6-channel.