• Dolby Media Decoder

    The Dolby Media Decoder is a software application that plays files encoded in any of the Dolby audio formats used for optical or online media delivery.

    The Dolby® Media Decoder is one part of Dolby Media Producer, the definitive suite of professional software designed to support all Dolby audio codecs used in mastering DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, HD DVD, and Blu-ray Disc™ formats.

    Reference Decoding and Monitoring

    This professional reference decoder decodes and monitors these Dolby audio formats:

    • Dolby Digital Plus™
    • Dolby TrueHD
    • Dolby Digital
    • MLP Lossless™
    • Dolby Pro Logic® II and Dolby Pro Logic
    • Dolby Digital Surround EX™

    The Dolby Media Decoder supports monitoring of consumer listening modes, including downmixing and dynamic range control, and it processes Dolby Headphone technology. It's designed to run locally on a single computer to provide playback and decoding for an individual audio room. It also can decode back to PCM files from any Dolby codec.

    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:

    • Video Transport Control via Standard 9-Pin Protocol

      Enables checking A/V sync with video during quality control (QC) of either source or encoded files

    • Support for Synchronization of Audio Playback

      Supports synchronization with Apple® QuickTime® video files

    • Audio Output

      Supports Core Audio and ASIO formats for use with FireWire® input/output devices, or with other external or internal I/O hardware

    Dolby Media Decoder 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
    • 100 MB free disk space required for installation
    • PACE iLok USB smart key
    • Core Audio supported I/O device

    Dolby Media Decoder Documents

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