Multiple Tracks

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thunderclap, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

    thunderclap

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    I've been using Handbrake to convert my DVD collection for Apple TV. Part of the reason I chose Handbrake over VisualHub (even though VisualHub seems to give a slightly better video quality) was because I could encode two tracks. I've mentioned this in previous messages here. But now that I'm starting to play around with the Apple TV I can't find a way of switching audio tracks. Is this something Apple TV can't do and I've just been fooling myself?

    Also, I've been using the AC3 passthrough on Handbrake and Apple TV 5.1 in VisualHub yet when I play a movie it only comes through the receiver as Dolby Surround. Is there a setting in the Apple TV I'm missing to set up 5.1?
     
  2. pjac macrumors regular

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    HB's Apple TV setting will encode two audio tracks, the 5.1 track and standard stereo, in such a way that while the stereo track is the default, the Apple TV will magically pickup and use the surround sound. i.e. They mimic what Apple's own content does.
     
  3. thunderclap thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thunderclap

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    Thanks for the response. Is there a way to switch between the two so I can choose to listen to the movies 5.1 or filmmakers commentary at my choosing?
     

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