Looking to replace my full size HTPC w/ a Pi4. Only question is audio support via HDMI output. Only need 1 that would feed into my Denon receiver but I cannot find an answer if the HDMI port supports Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio (both lossless formats) and when I upgrade audio equipment, Atmos will be a question too.
I buy my Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray discs and then rip the movie to my home server, I obviously keep my originals but they are pretty fragile compared to old skool DVDs (which I rip as an .iso, Blu-rays of both kind are ripped and not compressed, so they are .m2ts (I think that is the extension, whatever a standard UHD & FHD Blu-ray rips to uncompressed). The audio would just need to be passed through to the Denon Receiver with no type of any transcoding being done).
This would be my first jump into the Pi Ecosysten and would like it to be successful. Again, files would be stored on a Win10Pro Home Server w/ a decent amount of storage space. So the files would be played from the home server over GbE.
Being a noob to the Pi ecosystem, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - I currently use VLC on Windows & Android - what player would you recommend for what I am trying to accomplish? I figure I would get the 4GB unit for some "future proofing" the setup. I have no desire to use wifi as I have GbE already throughout my condo & to my current HTPC, so in theory, bandwidth is not going to be an issue.
Maybe my serch-fu was off today but I could not find the answers to these questions, so I thank you in advance for your assistance in helping this Pi Ecosystem noob out. FWIW I have over 20yrs working in a MS environment in many different roles, so while I am new to the Pi Ecosystem, I am not new to computers or networking.
Thank you in advance,