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Old Nov 3, 2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Burning MKV on DVD+R DL

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?
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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Ok, its doing it... my lord, its gonna take forever!
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 06:56 PM   #4
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Hope you aren't trying to play a 720p movie on a ordinary dvd player.
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Old Nov 6, 2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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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
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Old Nov 6, 2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Nov 6, 2008, 10:05 PM   #7
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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?
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