Burning MKV on DVD+R DL

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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

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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
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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