Explanation Channel layout: 5.1(side)

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Tsunamijhoe
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Explanation Channel layout: 5.1(side)

Post by Tsunamijhoe » Sun May 18, 2014 6:30 pm

I just upgraded to the latest version,and see now that this is part of the information when selecting tracks, Channel layout: 5.1(side). What does it mean? And why does it say side when the .1 is subwoofer? Or am i missing something?

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Re: Explanation Channel layout: 5.1(side)

Post by mike admin » Mon May 19, 2014 10:54 am

The 'side' (versus 'back') means location of surround speakers.

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Re: Explanation Channel layout: 5.1(side)

Post by Tsunamijhoe » Fri May 30, 2014 2:41 pm

Hmm, is this something embedded in the audio on the bluray? Or something makemkv decides? I have both side and rear surrounds,so i would hate for makemkv to lock the channel setting like this.
This "setting" or information was not present in earlier versions of makemkv,should i downgrade to an older version to get the "old" channel layout?

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Re: Explanation Channel layout: 5.1(side)

Post by mike admin » Sat May 31, 2014 8:20 am

MakeMKV is not changing anything, it just displays the information about the stream. Before 1.8.9 it would just display 5.1 . Now it displays what kind of 5.1 you have. There are 2 different 5.1 layouts, the disc author decides which one to use.

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Re: Explanation Channel layout: 5.1(side)

Post by Tsunamijhoe » Sat May 31, 2014 12:43 pm

Ahh, i see,thank you for the explanation :-)..

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