When I play my DTS-encoded CD or files, all I hear is noise. Why?


DTS files contain lossy compressed data. It must be digitally transferred to a DTS decoder to be converted back into recognizable music. So, a DTS CD can't be played in a regular CD player, although a digital output from a CD player can be sent to an external DTS decoder if available. Or, if the DTS file has been modified in any way before being decoded (played through the analog outputs, run through a volume control, etc), it will be corrupted and will not decode. DTS has been designed so that the un-decoded files sound like white noise. So if you just hear what sounds like hiss or white noise, the DTS file is not being properly decoded, or the data has become corrupted.

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