Apple TV3 and MKV movies

here2rock

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Mar 23, 2012
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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.
 

Larpy

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Jan 11, 2010
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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
 

here2rock

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Mar 23, 2012
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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 It is very old and outdated application.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.
 

here2rock

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Mar 23, 2012
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I think this will do what you want.
Convert to MP4 without reencoding the video.
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=163050
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?