What exactly does, ‘core dts track’ mean?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Vinny123, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Florida
    Curious about what that means. Thanks.
     
  2. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    Toronto
    Some context would help.
     
  3. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Florida
    I’ve seen it mentioned related to hi def tracks on blu ray discs. Sorry about the vagueness.
     
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  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Perhaps they're referring to the DTS version of the original album the release is based on, bonus tracks, b-sides, live material and other goodies aside...?
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    To make dts backwards compatible, the audio encoding is separated into 'core' and 'extensions'. Thus, any DTS decoder can decode the core but only up to date decoders will be able to handle the extensions.

    For example, an old dts decoder can play dts-HD MA but only as lossy standard dts, since it only decodes the 'core' data.
     
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