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Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus license required for app?

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  • Can WinRT application use Dolby Digital and Plus codec without paying Dolby a separate fee?

    From this link:

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/3/2997744/windows-8-dolby-digital-plus-5-1-channel-surround-sound-announcement

    It looks like a separate fee is required to use Dolby codec. Can anyone you please clarify a bit?

    Thanks,

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:55 PM

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  • Hi,

    I just check the document, it is supported on Desktop app not the Windows Store App.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh447681(v=vs.85).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh447682(v=vs.85).aspx

    Minimum supported client Windows 8 [desktop apps only]

    Minimum supported server None supported [desktop apps only]

    Best regards,
    Jesse


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    Friday, December 21, 2012 6:01 AM
  • Hello, 

    According to here ac3 is supported on Windows Store app:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh986969.aspx

    My question is if or not a separate licensing fee (to Dolby) is required. 

    Anyway, I guess it's not required.

    • Proposed as answer by Simon A Walker Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:13 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Simon A Walker Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:13 PM
    Sunday, December 23, 2012 3:24 AM
  • Hi yiyiyaya,

    No fee required as the DD+ Codec is embedded in WinRT. 

    I would like to know more about your application and whether Dolby can help with supporting you. Let me know.

    Also, for Cloud based solutions you will see that at Mingfei Yan presented at the MSFT Build2012 on Media Services using MSFT Azure. In the presentation Dolby is listed as an encoding solution too.

    All the best.

    Simon.


    • Proposed as answer by Simon A Walker Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:18 PM
    • Edited by Simon A Walker Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:32 PM Updated Information
    Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:16 PM