Conversion home sharing question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by famous600, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    famous600

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    So I have a lot of mkv files I converted to mp4 and converted the audio to AAC 5.1 however when I play a video on my iPad via home sharing I get no audio :( I've confirmed the audio was converted. Any thoughts?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/
    you need to add a second audio track in stereo
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    IIRC none of the iOS devices can play videos with just 5.1 AAC. I think you need a stereo 2.0 AAC in addition to the 5.1 AAC. Or just a 2.0 AAC mix

    If you have a Mac, try converting with Subler which can downmix the 5.1 to 2.0.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    If the mkv has h264 in it you don't need to convert it just muxed it

    Get the program mp4tools load the video in it , it should tell you if the video is h264 and mp4tools can convert the audio or add a stereo track

    If the video mkv is h264 mp4tools will turn it into an mp4/m4v in a minute or 2


    But also you can use a program called iFlicks , you can throw your mkv's in there & it will add the stereo track automatically ,also add the movie covers metadata and will send the video to iTunes for you
    Also just like mp4tools the muxing or whatever is called takes only a few minutes
    It does not convert the video unless is mpegg & that takes 30 minutes or longer
     

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