Convering a 5.1 dts wav into something the ATV can read - how?

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  1. TwoBytes, Dec 11, 2010
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    TwoBytes macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    So how do you do this? handbrake says "no valid source found". I assume it's because it's an audio file?

    Any tips, magical apps that convert the file? I have an onkyo receiver that decodes everything under the sun and i'd like to listen to my 5.1 audio mixes.

    I'm learning a lot from these forums! :)

    Thanks
     
  2. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    Anybody ever convert a dts 5.1 audio file to play on their apple tv? :confused:
     
  3. Sfdoddsy macrumors newbie

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    You can convert wav to Apple Lossless in iTunes.

    Make sure you have all processing (even volume control) turned off in iTunes and Appletv
     
  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    I've never done this myself, but I was under the impression that you simply play the wav file in iTunes, and then it comes out your digital receiver. As Sfdoddsy notes, you have to turn the volume all the way up in iTunes, turn off any kind of post processing, including the equalizer, so that the input file will be delivered as-is through the optical output of the Airport Express (or in this case Apple TV).
     
  5. tenchi macrumors newbie

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    MKVtools can convert from dts to 5.1 DD. http://www.emmgunn.com/mokgvm2dvd/mokgvmhome.html

    It has the following features:
     
  6. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Itunes won't play the files - i assume because of the the different sample rates. All that comes out is fuzz. I haven't tried turning processing off though..
    I also haven't tried Apple Lossless

    The MKVtools is something i was after - will give that a go.

    Thanks for all the tips! What a great place.
     
  7. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Both options failed. MKVtools won't convert
    Wav won't import into iTunes.

    Any other ideas?
     

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