Subler help

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pyromonkey83, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,

    I have been using MakeMKV and Handbrake for years to rip my Blu-Rays and DVDs to my computer for use with my AppleTV 2. I recently found the awesomeness that is Subler for adding metadata to the files. I have been trying to figure out exactly how the program works in regards to audio.

    When I rip my movies, I rip it with the DTS audio track, then convert it with Handbrake to an AAC CoreAudio Dolby Pro Logic II track, and a second audio track with AC-3 6 channel discrete.

    My question is, with Subler, I open the movie I want to add data to, and it brings up the list of audio tracks and checkboxes. Should I be checking the checkbox for the AC-3 audio as well as the AAC one? Or should I be leaving the checkbox blank? Also, what should I be doing with the chapter box?

    I dont really understand what these check boxes do and the subler wiki is largely unhelpful in regard to what they actually DO, and instead just basically says "defaults are probably right, but you can check stuff if you want".

    I just want to ensure that my audio tracks will both remain, and can be selected from the drop down box on iTunes or from the audio selector on the Apple TV. I should also say that I have already turned off the "convert AC-3 to AAC" checkbox in preferences to make sure it doesn't do that...

    Which settings in these checkboxes will basically do a full passthrough of what I already have, and just add the metadata to the movie and NOTHING else?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Jun 7, 2011
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    You don't need to touch anything - in the output file, both the AAC and the AC3 track will remain by the default settings.

    An example of this: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81986513/112012/1110-mp4tools-ac3toaac/mp4-with-ac3-and-aac.m4v - if you try to export it with not touching the checkboxes (ater, of course, adding metadata), everything will be fine. Feel free to give it a try.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    May 24, 2009
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    Thanks a lot for the help!

    I just ran a couple movies through while leaving the chapter box and second audio track unchecked, and the audio is perfect! I did notice that on one of the 2 movies, the chapters have moved to just times, instead of the titles of the chapters, but with the other one they remained titles... Is this due to not selecting the chapter box? I'm especially confused because one changed and one didn't, and I didn't select the box on either?
     

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