[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Possible fix for h.264 HDDVD playback

Nico Sabbi Nicola.Sabbi
Fri Jan 18 12:54:31 CET 2008

Il Friday 18 January 2008 12:45:19 madshi ha scritto:

>  From a technical point of view it is kind of ugly. However, it
> does have some
> nice usability effects: There's only one audio track to choose for
> every language.
> Blu-Ray players which can decode TrueHD automatically decode TrueHD
> for HDMI output and ignore the AC3 frames, while they can use the
> AC3 frames for SPDIF output. Players which cannot handle TrueHD
> make use of the AC3 frames in the track while ignoring the TrueHD
> packets. This is comfortable for
> the end user. 

the remote control is confortable for the end user
(even considering how quickly the quality of RCs
is degenarating)

> If there were two separate tracks, the end user would 
> have to decide which track to use and maybe even think about which
> track is better for the transport (SPDIF vs analog vs HDMI). And
> you can bet on that many end users don't have a clue what the
> difference is between TrueHD and AC3. So having both TrueHD and AC3
> in one track hides the dirty details from the end user while still
> giving him the best possible quality he can possible get
> with his hardware and connection.
> madshi.

or the player could decide the default output on its own accord
or based on the connected plug.
In any case there's no excuse to butcher a stream when the player
can work equally well on individual streams.

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