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Goosebumps (2015) Trailer 1 3D Lossless DTS-HD MA, Dolby AC3 5.1

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

The 2D version of Goosebumps Trailer 1 has been added. It is available as an .mp4 with Dolby 5.1 audio, or an .mkv with lossless DTS-HD MA. The 3D version has been linked from the “Master Trailers Page” for a few days now.  All of these can be found at the Goosebumps trailers page.

In other news, there will be a new Spectre Trailer (Trailer 3) released to movie theaters on Friday. It will be shorter than the last at only 1 minute and 15 seconds in length. We will load it once a 5.1 version is available. In the meantime check out the other Spectre trailers at the Spectre page.

And finally for today, a user has asked about converting 3D .iso files to side by side. I looked into this, and have not found an answer. I did convert one using MakeMKV but it appears to be 2D. I say appears to be 2D because I do not have a 3D screen so I can not confirm – but it does look 2D. Perhaps some people with experience converting 3D .iso files to .mkv can post some tips in the comments section – or create a thread over in the forums (which is a total dead zone at the moment).


Plex Media Server (Review)

Plex Home Theater

Plex Home Theater

Plex Media Server and Plex Home Theater

Last night, I installed Plex Media Server (PMS) and Plex Home Theater (PHT) on my dedicated home theater PC. In the simplest of terms, the PMS turns your PC into a media server that you can access on your home network using a variety of devices with
the corresponding Plex application for those devices. In my case, since I was using a dedicated PC connected to my receiver I installed the Plex Home Theater app on my PC.

What are the benefits of using Plex over a media player?

First and foremost, it allows for the full output of Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio. Oh, and it is free, which is always a great thing in my books. You can however, purchase a “Plex Pass” which will give you some additional features, such as sharing and automatic inclusion of theatrical trailers before movies. I am opting to not have a Plex Pass at this time, so I cannot comment on those features.  Continue reading “Plex Media Server (Review)” »