MKV/Handbrake Help Needed

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MAGNUStm, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. MAGNUStm macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2011
    I'm fairly new to this so I apologize if this has already been addressed. I did a few searches and had no lunch finding exactly what I was looking for.

    I ripped some blurays with MakeMKV and included the DTS-HD tracks along with the other audio tracks. I only noticed I did so once I put the mkv files thru Handbrake and noticed the audio was choppy on all my rips.

    I remember reading online Handbrake (or maybe it was m4v files) did not support DTS-HD audio codecs. Rather than putting the blurays thru makemkv once again, or spending hours trying various combination of Handbrake settings, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could tell me which audio tracks to select in Handbrake to get regular (working) playback.

    Note: I'm ripping movies for playback on iOS devices and Apple TV.

    Thanks in advance for your help/suggestions.
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    well, would need to know the rest of the track besides the included DTS-HD tracks.

    Might want to run one through a hb nightly if your still on 0.9.5 as blue ray encoding is much improved.
  3. MAGNUStm thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2011
  4. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Just use the two ac3 tracks from the source. use DPL @ aac for the first, Ac3 passthru for the second. Passing through the ac3 track will be better than encoding the DTS track to ac3 with the ac3 encoder on the second track.
  5. peterjcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2010
    Just make sure the AC3 track is movie audio and not a director's commentary or something :)
  6. MAGNUStm thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2011
    I just tried this and video/audio playback was fine however it seemed the audio track was for the visually impaired.

    Check I playback the original MKV file thru VLC it only gives me an option for two audio tracks. Track 0 or Track 1. How do I know which is which in Handbrake?
  7. b_scott macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2008
  8. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    From the 0 and 1 at the beginning of the track description inn HB, just before "English".

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