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kubrickian2001
Nov 3, 2008, 05:39 PM
I have a 8 gig mkv file i need to burn to play on a dvd player. I can use Visual Hub and Toast to convert and burn it, but how can i retain the 5.1 ac3?



spacepower7
Nov 5, 2008, 12:34 PM
Try this:

Visualhub>Advanced Settings then in the audio section, Extra FFmpeg Flags, there is a drop down menu with the option "Copy original audio track (passthru)"

Good luck and post back here to let me know if it works.

kubrickian2001
Nov 5, 2008, 06:21 PM
Ok, its doing it... my lord, its gonna take forever!

Volante
Nov 5, 2008, 06:56 PM
Hope you aren't trying to play a 720p movie on a ordinary dvd player.

kubrickian2001
Nov 6, 2008, 03:47 PM
It worked... now onto problem number 2. Another mkv file, but has 5.1 dts sound. I did the same method, pass through audio. When i burned it in toast and played it, there was no audio. I guess i need to convert the audio to ac3? but that will reeeeally take forever, since i can't convery the audio without converting the video as well

timestoby
Nov 6, 2008, 08:07 PM
yeah,wot players will play mkv anyway. besides a computer,but if it was for just to play on computer you could have just put on disc as data.

kubrickian2001
Nov 6, 2008, 10:05 PM
If it's just a regular mkv with ac3 5.1 track, visualhub will encode it and toast will burn it, in a quality that may not be perfect, but is better than standard dvd (i compared it to a dvd). However, if it comes with DTS 5.1, it just doesn't work. Any suggestions?