I am trialling PE10 to see if it does what I want.
I have created a small project based on the AVCHD HD 5.1 project preset and have imported a few music videos with ac3 files for the audio.
When I play the videos in the application the surround sound is working fine.
I have burned the project to DVD, but when I play the DVD on my DVD player (connected to hifi) I do not get sound going to my surround speakers, only to the front and centre/subwoofer speakers.
I have tried other project presets and creating an audio 5.1 channel by importing an ac3 file and adding it above all the tracks. The problem with this is that the surround sound does not work properly in the application, and I have checked the audio preferences and played about with the settings.
So, my question is can I burn a project with 5.1 audio to DVD to be played on a DVD player?
Unfortunately, PrE cannot Encode to DD 5.1 SS, but only Import that, and then mix-down to stereo (2-channel).
Even PrPro needs the optional Minnetonka Audio/SurCode DD 5.1 SS plug-in (~ US$ 250), to do that. From PrPro, one can author a DD 5.1 SS DVD, or BD, through Encore (the included authoring app), but Encore will ONLY write the DD 5.1 SS AC3 (through that SurCode plug-in), and cannot monitor the DD 5.1 SS, but PrPro can, so all monitoring should be done, prior to Encore. Encore can also write other supplemental Audio Streams, like DTS, ProLogic, etc., but those MUST be Imported into Encore, and MUST be 100% DVD/BD-compliant in every respect.