Import AC-3 elementary streams for Dolby Digital audio

Wowza Streaming Engine can import AC-3 elementary streams to allow Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus (Enhanced AC-3) audio from MPEG-TS encoders to pass through unaltered for delivery using HLS and MPEG-DASH streaming. This lets your customers experience immersive surround-sound audio when streaming on media devices such as Apple TV, Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), hybrid set-top boxes, and smart TVs.

Note: The mpegtsImportAC3 property will apply to all streams delivered by the application. For more information on only changing the property for a single stream, see Specify per-stream settings in Wowza Streaming Engine .stream files.

  1. Click the Applications tab and then click the name of your live application in the contents panel.
  2. On the application page Properties tab, click Custom in the Quick Links bar.
  3. In the Custom area, click Edit.
  4. Click Add Custom Property, specify the following settings in the Add Custom Property dialog box, and then click Add:
    • Path – Select /Root/Application/RTP.
    • Name – Enter mpegtsImportAC3.
    • Type – Select Boolean.
    • Value – Enter true.
  5. Click Save, and then restart the application to apply the changes. 

The property is added to the application's Application.xml file within the <RTP>/<Properties> container element as in the following example: