A few days ago, I managed to get my AC3 codec to do AC3 passthrough on the AppleTV. It wasn’t that hard once I stopped making stupid mistakes. Now, if you have a video file with AC3 audio along with a dolby digital decoder, you can play it on your AppleTV and enjoy full 5.1 dolby digital surround.
David Conrad later sent me a patch to make it work on PPC based macs. It is annoying not having a decoder to test these things on. I suppose that just adds to the challenge.
The released version will be 1.7.5, and I have it slated for the end of the month. It may be sooner, but for now, that is my release date. Maybe I will add in Dobly Pro Logic II to this release as well (already supports Pro Logic I).
Ivan - May 7, 2007
Where can I get the codec? Which codec is it?
gbooker - May 7, 2007
The one I write: http://trac.cod3r.com/a52codec 1.7.5 is not released yet though.
Ivan - May 19, 2007
Thanks. Looking forward for 1.7.5.
Ivan - Jul 4, 2007
Graham I appreciate all the work you are doing with the codecs - thank you. Just one quick question - to enable AC3 passthrough where can i find: The key “attemptPassthrough” in “com.cod3r.a52codec” must be set Thanks
Graham Booker - Jul 4, 2007
http://www.google.com/search?q=attemptPassthrough That yields numerous answers