Swap audio track without re-encoding?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Transporteur, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Hi there!

    Is it possible to change the audio track of a video file without the need of re-encoding it (for example with HandBrake)?

    Would save me a lot of time because I accidentally ripped all my King of Queens DVDs with the german track first and english as second.
    Now when I'm watching with Plex I have to change the track for each file, which is kind of annoying.

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jan 7, 2004
    #2
    Try Metadata Hootenanny. There is a button that looks like railroad tracks that opens a list of tracks - video, chapter, german, english, etc. From there you can delete the german track, or activate the english track and deactivate the german track. I have not done this but I think it should work.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Billy Boo Bob

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    #3
    If you open them with QT Pro (on Snow Leopard it needs to be QT Player 7, the old style player). You can delete the track you want (Command-J to show tracks) and save it. It will be a .mov container, but it won't re-encode anything. I would think that Plex would play a .mov container, eh?
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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