Quick Handbrake question. Which setting do I choose for proper Audio Conversion?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WiiDSmoker, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

    WiiDSmoker

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    I'm in the process of converting my DVDs to AppleTV Large Format (m4v) in preparation of the new Apple TV.

    I have a Pioneer receiver that does all the high end audio codecs and running 5.1, which I know DVDs can't utilize, but I want to make sure that I am choosing the correct audio codecs that will still do the best sound that the DVD can support. I don't care about file size. I simply want the best that the movie can do.

    My question is. Which of these do I need to choose and possibly why? What setting should the DRC be on as well?

    Source:
    English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
    English (AC3) Dolby Surround)
    English (DTS) (5.1 ch)

    Audo Codec:
    AAC (faac)
    AC3 Passthru

    Mixdown:
    Automatic
    Mono
    Stereo
    Dolby Surround
    Dolby Pro Logic II
    6 Channel Discrete

    Samplerate
    Audo
    48
    44.1
    32
    24
    22.05

    Bitrate:
    32
    40
    ..
    ..
    ..
    160

    DRC:
    0 - 4

    Thanks so much!!!! :D
     

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I only pass through 5.1 channel AC-3 Audio. So all of my movies are:

    Track 1: 5.1 AC-3/AAC/Dolby Pro-Logic II/48khz/160kbps
    Track 2: 5.1 AC-3/Passthrough

    I don't know what the DRC setting is and have never touched it.

    If there are commentary tracks, they are on tracks 3/4/5/etc. and are mixed down to AAC Dolby Pro-Logic II/48khz/160kbps, like the first audio track.

    If a movie has no AC-3 surround, I only use a single AAC track, just worth it to me to pass it through.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    WiiDSmoker

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    Great thanks!
     
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