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Friday, January 25th, 2002
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I am so pissed at commercial software right now. Fucking $400 to have the privelage of touching ac-3.
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[User Picture]From: techpimp
2002-01-25 01:23 pm (UTC)
I would say that is Dolby's fault, and more of an issue with patents and such in general, than with commercial software specifically.

And of course there is already AC-3 decoding software freely available.

I'm assuming you mean to encode a stereo PCM stream in AC-3 to put it on a DVD-R?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2002-01-25 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I suppose dolby is to blame. I really just want to make 6 channel sound without paying anyone.
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[User Picture]From: techpimp
2002-01-25 10:14 pm (UTC)
Heh, you want to Dolby Digital 5.1 ENCODE?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Come up with a half a million, and then maybe Dolby will TALK to you.
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From: ex_md744
2002-01-25 01:25 pm (UTC)
*touch touch touch* At least, I think graphedit is in the sdk. Fairly easy to decode ac-3 with it, I haven't tried encoding, but that should work too.
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From: ex_md744
2002-01-25 01:30 pm (UTC)
nope, only decodes.
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