• Dolby Datarate Estimator

    The Dolby Datarate Estimator is a software application that provides rapid estimations of the data rates and file sizes of Dolby TrueHD soundtracks.

    Plan Your Bit Budget

    The Dolby® Datarate Estimator helps you determine in advance how much value-added material, such as director's commentary and alternate languages, you can place on a Blu-ray Disc™ along with the Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital soundtracks.

    These highly accurate estimates provide a powerful advantage if you're a project manager or authoring group member who needs to determine the bit budget for a Blu-ray Disc before the actual encoding.

    Easy and Fast

    The Dolby Datarate Estimator has a nontechnical interface that makes it easy to use, whatever your level of expertise. It provides estimations with a high degree of accuracy compared with an actual encode, but in far less time than encoding would take. It can also estimate multireel projects and log this data in a simple HTML document.

    The Dolby Media Producer Suite

    A complete range of software applications for encoding Blu-ray Disc, DVD-Video, and DVD-Audio content, the Dolby Media Producer Suite includes all of these applications:

    • Bit Budget Management

      Lets you determine how much value-added material to include with the Dolby audio soundtracks on a Blu-ray Disc before encoding

    • Faster-than-Real-Time Estimates

      Provides highly accurate estimations in less time than the actual encoding process would take

    • For PC and Mac

      Available for PC and Mac® platforms and designed to run locally on a single computer workstation

    Dolby Datarate Estimator Hardware and OS Requirements

    Apple Macintosh

    • Apple® Macintosh® computers with Intel® processors running Mac OS® X version 10.7.5 (Lion®), Mac OS 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion™), or Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks™)
    • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 300 MB free disk space required for installation
    • PACE iLok USB smart key

    Microsoft Windows

    • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7
    • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 20 MB free disk space required for installation
    • PACE iLok USB smart key

    Dolby Datarate Estimator Documents

    Data Sheet