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Audio DSP-wise excellent media player "TTplayerHD" loses Dolby support - remember to backup before updating!

Another, audio DSP-wise excellent (see THIS for my review) player has ended up dropping Dolby (AC-3, E-AC-3 and TrueHD) support: TTplayerHD. This, as has been pointed out in the introduction of my yesterday's article, renders tons of typical video recordings (for example, direct digital TV recordings in the US or all AVCHD videos) unplayable.

Here's the AppStore update list (Dolby audio dropping annotated by me):

As the other updates are mostly fixes of not very annoying bugs, you can, as usual, just back up the old IPA before updating in order to keep the AC-3 compatibility. And, of course, hope Dolby support will some time be re-introduced to the player. (Which is pretty improbable, at least not without a comparatively expensive in-app purchase, given that Dolby demands quite a lot of money from the developers for their license.)

 

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Werner Ruotsalainen is an iOS and Java programming lecturer who is well-versed in programming, hacking, operating systems, and programming languages. Werner tries to generate unique articles on subjects not widely discussed. Some of his articles are highly technical and are intended for other programmers and coders.

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