Audio passthrough with handbrake?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by speters, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. speters macrumors member

    May 9, 2009
    I have just started to use handbrake 0.9.4 to nock down the size of my blu ray rips. I am using the High profile preset with the audio set to AC3 and DTS pasthru. The computer that I am running handbrake on is not hooked up to my home theater, so I have not been able to listen to the audio to see if it is playing back in 5.1, but I noticed something strange when I looked at the file with MediInfo. The handbrake files audio says: 640kbps, 6 channels, AC-3. But when I look at the original file with MediINfo, the audio says: 640kbps, 6 Channels, AC-3 3/2+1. If I open the hadbrake file in VLC and select audio it just says: english, but the original files says: 3/2+1 english. So is this normal?

  2. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    It's the same audio. Handbrake does not alter the passthrough AC-3 audio in any way, so despite the minor display difference, its the same audio. No cause for concern.
  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    And I would add that using 0.9.4 last week with the passthru option gave me 5.1 sound when playing back the files produced in VLC.

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