Burning MKV on DVD+R DL

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kubrickian2001, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    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?
  2. macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    Advanced Settings

    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    Ok, its doing it... my lord, its gonna take forever!
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Hope you aren't trying to play a 720p movie on a ordinary dvd player.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    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
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    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.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    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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