Read this: BBC - Blogs - The Radio 4 Blog - Saturday Drama: Under Milk Wood in Surround Sound
Summary: The 2003 production was streamed online in 5.1 surround sound and now that 5.1 mix will also be available on-line in an experimental player on the Radio 4 website. This version of Under Milk Wood was recorded in surround sound and when first broadcast in 2003 it was available in this format to listeners at home who had the right equipment and software. When the play is repeated on Saturday 18 October at 2.30pm the surround sound version will be available as a live stream the play will also be available on demand from about 5pm that day for the next 30 days. - bbc.co.ukwww.bbc.co.ukBBC - Blogs - The Radio 4 Blog - Sat…
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The Codec the BBC is using works very well, however on a Mac it's operation is extremely rigid. Using an external multichannel firewire sound card, despite what the Apple web site says about setting up the Speakers, this Codec sends Lf to Ch1, Rf to Ch2, C to Ch3, Lr to Ch4, Rr to Ch5.
Also, and it may be down to the age of my AV Amp, if the Mac's optical out is used the audio is down mixed to PCM stereo. nb DTS surround files play fine via this method.
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