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Author Topic: Is there a way to sort movies by audio format?  (Read 768 times)

ryanmii

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Is there a way to sort movies by audio format?
« on: June 06, 2019, 11:24:10 am »

I'd like to be able to view which of my movies support Dolby Atmos but I don't see any way to easily view what audio format my movies have without playing them first. Is there a way I can get a list view with audio formats for my collection? Or maybe some sort option that I can pick what audio format I want and it shows my only movies with that format?
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Re: Is there a way to sort movies by audio format?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 01:08:52 pm »

[Compression] tag has audio info in it it will take some expression to extract that info

but atm Atmos is not detected by MC only base layer ie TrueHD will be recognized but whether it contains Atoms will not my rips with Atmos track in them has following [Compression] tag "mkv video (video: h264, audio: truehd)"

You do realize that Atmos can be included in EAC3 (lossy format) that's what Netflix uses

So in theory Atmos on top of EAC3 has inferior sound quality compare to pure TrueHD sure it has object location base information, but that will be reproduced in EAC3

PS. DTS-X is even worst ... at least MediaInfo detects Atmos reliably some DTS-X titles are not recognized by MediaInfor and just shown as DTS-HDMA
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Re: Is there a way to sort movies by audio format?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 09:06:25 pm »

Thank you, that worked well. Certainly easier than sorting through my entire library to find the Atmos stuff.

I don't have any lossy stuff but I did hear about Netflix's use of it. While I dislike the compression I will gladly take any Atmos vs none and hope bandwidth continues to improve. They did just up their bandwidth for their surround tracks so that's positive even if it's not perfect.
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