demuxing and muxing audio? what does it mean?

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  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    I'm just curious to what muxing and demuxing audio means? thanks :)
     
  2. faintember macrumors 65816

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    muxing and demuxing have to do with embedded audio within a video. Muxing would be to embed the audio in the video, and demuxing would be removing the audio from the video.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Unless you're in New Zealand where "muxing" a song means simply combining two or more tunes - "mixing" in other words. :D

    Damn fush und chup munchers. :rolleyes:
     
  4. faintember macrumors 65816

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    It's alright mate! :rolleyes:

    (sry, i am actually missing one of my best friends that recently moved back to Australia) Poking fun just reminded me of her..lol

    Jeez, am i ever on topic???
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, sorry, I just couldn't pass that one up. :eek:


    :::Waits for a week-long ban from Nermal:::


    Makes you wonder what "demuxing" would be though...
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Faintember pegged it well, it's used mainly in DVD authoring and some editing, iDVD requires muxed files and can only deal with stereo and a single audio track, DVD Studio Pro needs de-muxed audio and can handle surround and stereo files and multiple, switchable soundtracks.

    Some editing packages need one or the other.
     
  7. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Stripping is also an acciptable term for demuxing media when applied to removeing or separating a single element. It used when a single element is taken from media file, ie Video, audio, timeing, etc...

    Nothing to do with hair stripping though.
     
  8. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    nuk nuk nuk
     

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