Mplayer and AC3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jimsowden, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    I've noticed when I have a movie file that uses .ac3 compression for the audio I get an annoying pop/static noise in Mplayer. If it wasn't for this, The M would be perfect. I can play it in Quicktime using the .ac3 component on, but quicktime is weak when it comes to clicking on the timeline and such. It may be that these files have 5.1 and that is somehow messing this up, having a G5 with optical speakers that are capable of 5.1 I wouldn't mind using it. ANy ideas?

    PS-I've tried VLC (no audio)
    and XinePlayer (terrible sync problems)
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    Convert .AC3 to .WAV

    On Windows, use "PX3's AC3 to WAV"

    on macs... i have no clue

    But it sounds great!
  3. brap macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2004
    Thus losing a whole bunch of multichannel data in the process. Smooth.

    I think you're probably best investing time fiddling with VLC's audio output modules. I've personally never had any problems with AC3, or DTS decoding with it though - so perhaps it's the stream which is corrupt?

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