Do MKV Files Converted To M4V Using iFlicks Play in Surround Sound in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Ratboy, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Ratboy macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2002
    I've converted a few MKV movies to iTunes-compatable M4Vs using iFlicks 2, and I'm unsure what audio track iTunes is using when playing the movie.
  2. orestes1984, Oct 16, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014

    orestes1984 macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2005
    It depends on how you down convert, but if you down convert using multichannel you should automatically notice your receiver switches to 5.1 when your playing content through your Apple TV. According to iFlicks presets it should do it automatically if the movie contains a surround sound track to begin with providing you use the iTunes compatible preset.
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Also worth to know, that after the death of Perian, iTunes on OS X is unable to play back AC3 surround tracks, that are part of aTV-compatible file.
  4. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I've been using it since it came out and it works brilliantly. I use the "iTunes Compatible" setting and it automatically grabs the right tracks.

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