DTS to AC3 issues with MKVTools

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ninethirty, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2006
    I've posted about this before, but nobody seemed to know what was up, so I thought I'd check again.

    I've got a lot of MKV files, with DTS audio. All of them are in proper sync when viewed in VLC. When I use MKVTools to create an mp4/m4v, I always set video to pass through, and audio to AC3 5.1

    Sometimes the audio ends up out of sync after 10 minutes or so of video. I absolutely cannot find the source of the problem. I've used other apps and ways to extract the DTS audio and convert to AC3, and then used MKVTools to remux everything, but still.. no go.

    Has anyone experienced this and found a solution? Any reason why the AppleTV won't play DTS files?
  2. ninethirty thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2006
    For what it's worth, and if anyone cares, I installed Apple Developer tools, then installed command line ffmpeg, and used this to convert. Worked perfectly, no audio sync issues, no problems:

    ffmpeg -i source.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec ac3 -ac 6 -ar 48000 -ab 320k output.m4v

    I've had many problems with MKVTools and audio sync issues, and so far none with this.

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