Agoura Hills, CA (May 8, 2007)–DTS, Inc. announced the next generation of the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite (MAS), V. 1.5, at the 2007 AES convention in Vienna. The DTS-HD MAS V. 1.5 will officially ship worldwide this month; DTS demonstrated the new version of the audio encoding toolset throughout the AES show, which concludes today.
Key features of the DTS-HD MAS V.1.5 include support for Blu-ray Disc interactive Secondary Audio streams, Mac/Intel compatibility and a standalone version of the DTS-HD StreamPlayer for pre-authoring quality control.
Introduced at the 121st AES convention last year, the DTS-HD MAS is a complete software solution designed for the preparation of audio streams for the next generation optical disc formats, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. It encodes bit streams in the following formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES 6.1, DTS Digital Surround and DTS Express. The DTS-HD MAS is also applicable to DVD-V and surround music CDs.
“The industry’s response to the introduction of the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite last year, was very positive and attests to the superiority of our technology with regards to high definition audio,” said Brian Towne, senior vice president and general manager, consumer division, at DTS. “We expect that the community will be even more supportive of the new features that the DTS-HD MAS V.1.5 offers.”
Throughout the AES show, DTS also conducted presentations on speaker re-mapping for high definition 7.1-channel audio.