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Rented movies on iTunes come with 5.1 surrond sound

Tonight, for the first time, I rented a movie on iTunes...And I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised by the fact the movie came with 2 soundtracks: Stereo & "Surrond".Well, "surround" turns out to be AC3 Dobly Digital and it does work on the Mac…...

July 16, 2009 · 1 min · François Planque

How to get AC-3 5.1 surround sound on your Mac

So your hooked up your Mac to your 5.1 receiver and all you get is lousy stereo? Worry no more, decent AC-3 support is finally available for Mac OSX! In my case I have an Intel Mac Mini from 2006 hooked up to a Denon AVR-3801 via a fiber optic S/PDIF…...

March 11, 2009 · 16 min · François Planque

AC3 codec for Intel Mac (Universal)

WOW! All this time I've been running the wrong AC3 codec on my Mac Mini! Last week, I found one that works soooo much better! To find it, I actually had to search for "a52 codec" and not "ac3 codec". Go figure! Intel version (Universal) Original…...

November 25, 2006 · 6 min · François Planque

Two weeks of facts about the Intel Mac Mini

The 10 feet interface Okay, well, one of the reasons I've been quiet for the last two weeks is because I got myself one of those intel Mac Minis... The bottom line is: I love that thing! But here's a little more details... including answers I…...

April 10, 2006 · 9 min · François Planque

AC3 codec for Intel Mac (Universal Binary)

Update: I originally found this codec. However, I've later found a much better one! 2009 Update: The a52 codec now supports 5.1 surround passthrough, even on Mac Mini.

March 27, 2006 · 1 min · François Planque