Digital Theater Systems Inc. (DTS) on Wednesday announced the availability of two new audio software encoders aimed at audio professionals creating multi-channel soundtracks for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and 5.1 CDs: the
Pro Series 6.1 Surround Encoder, a standalone solution designed to work on Mac OS X and Windows-equipped computers, and the
DTS Pro Series Network Encoder, which allows up to 99 users on Macs or Windows computers to encode audio using an Apple Xserve and Xserve RAID system. Both encoders were announced earlier this year, and are anticipated for release this month. DTS’s Pro Series encoders can create up to 96kHz, 6.1-channel DTS-ES soundtracks.
System requirements for the Pro Series 6.1 Surround Encoder call for a G4 or faster, 256MB RAM, 7200RPM hard drive, 100MB free disk space, available USB port for license dongle, Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher, and Java Runtime Environment 1.4.0 or higher. System requirements for the DTS Pro Series Network Encoder call for Apple Xserve G5, Mac OS X Server 10.2.8 or higher with Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1 or higher, free network connection, USB port for license dongle, 256MB RAM, 200MB hard disk space. Pricing was not announced.