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Dolby Digital Plus Comes to UltraViolet

10 Sep, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Dolby Digital Plus audio can now be encoded on UltraViolet files through the platform’s common file format (CFF), the company announced. 

The UltraViolet CFF allows for consistency of file downloads across retailers, applications and devices.

“A new era in entertainment has begun with UltraViolet, and Dolby is working closely with the content community to ensure that consumers of UltraViolet content can enjoy optimized sound, no matter what content, service or device they choose," said Ron Geller, VP of worldwide content relations for Dolby.

Mark Teitell, GM and executive director of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, or DECE, the cross-industry consortium behind UltraViolet, said Dolby has worked on testing and verification for Dolby Digital Plus encoded CFF files.

“We welcome and appreciate Dolby's contributions to the process and are excited to be working together on UltraViolet,” he said.

“Support for Dolby Digital Plus audio within UltraViolet CFF media assets is an important facet of the efficient, automated UltraViolet production workflows enabled by our latest media transformation and workflow solutions,” said Mike Nann, director of marketing and communications for Digital Rapids, a transcoding company working on UltraViolet. "We’re pleased to be working with Dolby to enable rich content experiences that combine high-quality audio with our superior video-encoding quality and the consumer ease and flexibility afforded by the UltraViolet initiative."

Dolby has made available a development kit to support the use of Dolby Digital Plus in the UltraViolet CFF.

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