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VLC can decode this container.
The module name to use at the command line is es.

DTS is a private company that develops audio formats, similar to Dolby. The term "DTS" generally refers to DTS's digital surround audio technology that is used widely on DVD-Video discs, just like Dolby's Dolby Digital/AC3.

DTS differs from Dolby Digital in that it uses less compression and has a lower bass extension, which allows it to produce a better sound quality. DTS Stereo sounds almost identical to Dolby Surround.

Codec info

DTS Coherent Acoustics is a perceptual audio codec. The main technique used is a QMF filter together with Huffman, ADPCM and vector quantization.

The DTS codec consists of a core and various extensions, that improve quality.

DTS Extensions

  • Core: core components with core sub stream
  • XCh: DTS-ES backward compatible 6.1 extension
Adds an extra centre surround channel, with 6.1->5.1 downmix embedded in the core stream using default down-mix coefficients.
  • X96: sampling frequency extension up to 96 kHz
48kHz downsampled stream is embedded in the core.
  • XXCH: channel extension beyond 5.1
Allows up to 32 additional channels, with the 5.1 downmix embedded in the core stream.
  • XBR: Extended Bit Rate extension (>1.5Mbps)
Guaranteed to be compatible with the DTS core
  • XLL: Lossless extension
core and residual signal are splitted.
  • LBR: Low Bit Rate component

DTS Products

  • DTS-Broadcast, DTS Neo, DTS- Surround Sensation: unknown



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