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UPDATE: What I’m seeing is that if you go out and buy brand-name retail video discs of, say, Highway Patrol or public domain ’40s movies or recent theatre releases, their audio is done in Dolby ac3. Recently Dolby told everyone that ac3 is their property and if you want to use it, you’ve got to pay for it.
Which is right and just. But VLC has no revenue from all of us, so they can’t be getting sued. So VLC had to remove it from current and subsequent versions.
If there were some way for us to pay Dolby for a download for a couple bucks, I’d do it. In fact I’ll tell you what: I’ll pay Dolby, every time I use it, what Pandora pays me when they play a song of mine.
If, indeed, this is the specific problem that I am having.