I have an issue with watching videos nowadays which come with 'Dolby TrueHD 7.1' sound tracks. For years I always used VideoLAN's VLC for almost everything without any issues.

However, recently I tried to watch a video which comes with TrueHD audio and it simply does not work out with VLC. I'm not the only one with that issue, some user even uploaded an sample to youtube. I'm having the exact same issue.

Now, everyone in the forums or comment threads knows the issue is VLC-related and they recommend various players like PotPlayer or MPC-HC. But these mediaplayers are not available for Linux systems.

I'm on ArchLinux. Does anyone have a workaround to fix TrueHD with VLC? I also tried mplayer but it also has issues with the playback.

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I have no fix for VLC handy, but I noticed the commandline player MPV is capabale of playing TrueHD audio without any issues.

mpv player

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