and what about that opinion.Is it true?
I don’t accept the “licensing restrictions” excuse -something else must be at the root of this issue.
Licensing costs associated with ANY codec (video or audio) are triggered or incurred when the codec is decoded. The WD Live should not be decoding any audio, but “bitstreaming” it via HDMI to the actual decoders in our TV’s or Receivers.
If the WD Live did actually bitstream the audio through to our receivers or televisions, then no DTS licensing would be required. Unfortunately the current live FW does seem to interact with the audio stream to some degree. As proven by the striping of the “HD” differential stream form the core DTS stream. All WD needs to do is add some sort of audio “passthrough” option so we can all enjoy unaltered audio as it was intended. My device seems to have no problem passing through (bitstreaming) the Dolby TrueHD equivalent to DTS-HD. Since there is no Dolby TrueHD logo on the box, we can be sure that no licensee fee was paid to Mr… Dolby -yet it works… Dolby TruHD is a single cohesive audio stream, while DTS-HD is actually a combination of two streams, the core plus HD extensions. This is probably where the WD Live has messed up. For some reason the HD extensions are being dropped rather than passed through…
WD, give us the ability to “pass-through” all audio codecs to our own decoders and DAC’s…
WD TV Live should support DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD pass through to your A/V receiver for MKV and m2ts files. Other players on the market already do it, so why not WD which is a way bigger company. As others said, licensing costs are only for decoding, which most people looking for HD audio already have an A/V receiver for this purpose. Just add support for DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD pass through via a firmware update please. It would be greatly appreciated.
I don’t need Wd live hub to make encodind.The receiver do that.Or i’m mistaking.
We need DTS-HD MA pass through to be integrated in WD live hub and is not about the license rights.Please correct me if i’m mistaking.