Apple TV3 and MKV movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by here2rock, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. here2rock macrumors regular

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    I just got my ATV3. I am a Windows user. What is the best way and quick way to covert the MKV movie files to play with AC3 5.1 sound. I know Handbrake can do it but it recodes, it is slow and you lose quality. I have tried XMedia Recode but I can not get the sound to work only stereo sound works not AC3 5.1.
     
  2. Larpy macrumors member

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    You could just get the atv flash software and that will allow you to play any file format you like on the apple tv
     
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    You could try YAMB. Should allow conversion without transcoding.
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    that would require a jailbreak for the aTV3
     
  5. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    YAMB does not like the DTS sound in my source file. It is very old and outdated application. Xmedia Recode is a much better option.
     
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  7. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    You didn't mention anything about DTS.
     
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    ^ This guy is right. Listen to him.
     
  10. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    It looks a good app. It does not play with AC3 sound. If I have both stereo and AC3 sound then it will only work with the stereo sound. I can not use the AC3 track. It won't play with th AC3 stream even within the iTunes.

    What specs does the AC3 sound stream needs to be?
     

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