Convert MKV DTS into AC3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by arambol, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. arambol macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    I have some MKV movie files and my Samsung TV won't play the audio on them.

    The recognised solution is to use Popcorn MKV audi convertor in Windows so I went through the hassle of installing Windows 7 on my Mac and using Popcorn.

    It reminded me of why I switched to Mac. Nothing but at headache. Nasty interface, doesn't work out the box and loads of external plugins need sourcing and installing before it will work.

    Anyway, I ca't get it to work and don't really want to.

    Please tell me there is something nice and shiny and easy that will work on OSX.
  2. daspop macrumors newbie


    Jan 20, 2010
    Same issue.

    Exactly the same issue, my beautiful Samsung telly refuses to be friends with DTS.
    I'll let you know if I find a non-windows solution.
    Good luck mate.
  3. kastiAUT macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    use avidemux2: set Video to copy, Audio to AC3.
  4. daspop macrumors newbie


    Jan 20, 2010
    Found a sort of easy method.

    Thank you kastiAUT, I've given a try to avidemux, but the n00bie-unfriendly interface made me give up.
    I found this beautiful piece of software named "popcorn mkv audioconverter", wich basically put's to work a bunch of freeware applications , wich I've all packed on this zip file and u/l to dropbox:

    Dts-Ac3 package

    It "reads" the mkv container, finds all the files within it (normally one or two audio tracks, the video track and some .srt subtitles), extracts the dts audio file, converts it to 5.1 ac3 and puts everything back together in a new mkv package.
    Here's a tutorial written by the software's author.
    Audioconverter Tutorial

    It's a windows app.
    But no worries, it works like a charm on crossover


    Good luck mate!

    If windows' ain't your cup of tea, give avidemux2 a try.

    Pardon my crappy english.
  5. daspop macrumors newbie


    Jan 20, 2010

    Ok, mine was a plain stupid reply. :p
    You started the thread saying that you gave Audioconverter.exe a try, though you didn't liked it. Go for avidemux as kastiAUT proposed. :)

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