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esimms86

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit - San Francisco Experience Review
Thanks again for your review. I had seen ads around town in New York and Boston so I was more than ripe to hear more about the exhibit. As an aside, I strongly recommend putting on your bucket list a visit to the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. There’s an extensive exhibition of impressionist art, plus, there are two adjoining rooms in another location where, in one, you can get practically nose to nose with “Starry Night“ and other Van Gogh works and, in the other room, there are several paintings by Gauguin. To pick up on the IVGE pun, you really need to “Gogh,” (or is that “Gau”?)!
 

sjcorne

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However, I do think it's a bit of a cheat not to offer the same audio quality as the blu-ray on the digital only album.
Thanks for bring this up - I'd initially assumed it was simply an oversight by the mix engineer who sent over the files, but I tried to create my own set of lossless MP4's from the physical Blu-Ray using the 'HandBrake' video encoding software and found it wasn't actually possible. It appears that the MP4 format simply does not support Dolby TrueHD, only the DD+ 'core' stream. Interestingly enough, it does support lossless DTS-HD pass-through.

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We're discussing the idea of adding an MKV/MKA version (I understand that format will retain the full lossless TrueHD stream and not just the core), if that's something people would be interested in. Obviously, those who already purchased would be sent a download link to the new file free-of-charge.
 

dabl

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Thanks for bring this up - I'd initially assumed it was simply an oversight by the mix engineer who sent over the files, but I tried to create my own set of lossless MP4's from the physical Blu-Ray using the 'HandBrake' video encoding software and found it wasn't actually possible. It appears that the MP4 format simply does not support Dolby TrueHD, only the DD+ 'core' stream. Interestingly enough, it does support lossless DTS-HD pass-through.

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We're discussing the idea of adding an MKV/MKA version (I understand that format will retain the full lossless TrueHD stream and not just the core), if that's something people would be interested in. Obviously, those who already purchased would be sent a download link to the new file free-of-charge.
Yep, good for you for catching on that currently the only way to offer lossless Atmos is with MKV/MKA and giving that consideration.

For an audience of audiophiles, I think that clearly needs to be an option.
 
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