My process--which works with most discs but occasionally goes wrong--is to rip everything to MKV, then use AudioMuxer to wrap the DTS data into FLAC, which I can then play via Logitech Media Server, Oppo, whatever. This technique preserves the DTS stream and reliably activates DTS decoders.
The big problem that I have with several discs is that the chapters in the MKV are...weird. All the chapter marks wind up in the first second or so of the file with essentially the entire album as the final chapter. I originally thought the fault was in AudioMuxer and not MakeMKV, but I realize now that when I try to play the created MKVs in VLC, I'm seeing the chapter issue before AudioMuxer comes into play.
Here's an example of what AudioMuxer sees for the chapters created by MakeMKV on the DTS track of Donald Fagen's "Morph the Cat" DVD-A:
I have a workaround, but I'm curious if anyone else has ever seen this and/or if there are any ideas about what's happening.
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CHAPTER01=00:00:00.000 CHAPTER01NAME=Chapter 01 CHAPTER02=00:00:00.033 CHAPTER02NAME=Chapter 02 CHAPTER03=00:00:00.066 CHAPTER03NAME=Chapter 03 CHAPTER04=00:00:00.100 CHAPTER04NAME=Chapter 04 CHAPTER05=00:00:00.133 CHAPTER05NAME=Chapter 05 CHAPTER06=00:00:00.166 CHAPTER06NAME=Chapter 06 CHAPTER07=00:00:00.200 CHAPTER07NAME=Chapter 07 CHAPTER08=00:00:00.233 CHAPTER08NAME=Chapter 08 CHAPTER09=00:00:00.266 CHAPTER09NAME=Chapter 09 CHAPTER10=00:00:00.300 CHAPTER10NAME=Chapter 10