Dolby® Digital Plus is the no-compromise standard for delivery of up to 7.1 channels of sound via cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, and over-the-top (OTT) services. With 7.1 discrete channels of audio, Dolby Digital Plus brings the renowned Dolby cinema experience home.
What's more, Dolby Digital Plus enables cinematic sound across a new generation of entertainment devices, from televisions to phones to laptops. (It's in more than 640 million devices and counting.)
Broadcasters can now deliver more channels of surround sound over less bandwidth. Dolby Digital Plus brings the following benefits to broadcasters:
Provides the same quality of audio as Dolby Digital, but with lower bandwidth
Supports a wide range of existing and emerging home theater, broadcast, streamed content, and mobile applications
Includes complete Dolby metadata support and backward compatibility with Dolby Digital home theater systems
Allows broadcasters to offer advanced services such as enhanced viewing options, including audio description for the visually impaired
Enables interactive stream mixing of multichannel secondary audio, such as a director's commentary, with the main theatrical soundtrack
Dolby Digital Plus is the ideal audio partner to complement the broadcaster's transition to H.264 video.
Dolby Digital Plus has been designed to enhance the home theater experience, and provides the following benefits to consumers:
Brings cinematic surround sound within reach of a new generation of media devices
Optimizes sound quality for a richer, higher quality audio experience
Is backward-compatible with Dolby Digital home theater systems
Provides up to 7.1 channels of surround sound for dramatic special effects and a more involving experience
Can deliver audio description for the visually impaired at the same time as surround sound (the only audio codec capable of this)
Dolby Digital Plus decoders are already installed in more than 640 million consumer playback devices, are backward-compatible with Dolby Digital home theater systems, and can decode the Dolby Digital format.
No matter how it’s delivered, Dolby Digital Plus provides a no-compromise codec for a no-compromise experience. Contact us to find out more.
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