VisualHub 5.1 Setting

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Blazer5913, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

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    Just a question: If I encode a .mkv file with 5.1 sound using VisualHub's 5.1 preset, will the resulting file work on a regular stereo system? Currently, I don't have a surround sound/receiver setup, but plan on getting one soon. Yet, I want to encode the .mkvs with 5.1 for the future using VisualHub's 5.1 setting. Anybody know?

    PS. I'm pretty sure Handbrake makes two different audio tracks, a stereo and 5.1, right? Any chance VisualHub will do this?
     
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  4. wmealer macrumors regular

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    I have actually tried this on 2 separate files. Like you, I plan to someday hook my :apple:tv up to a home theater system, so I'd like to encode for the future. Unfortunately when I play a mp4 with 5.1 audio on my :apple:tv, the audio doesn't translate through the TV. I'm using HDMI if that makes any difference. Doubt it would work via component/stereo outputs either, but not sure. I wish :apple:tv sampled 5.1 audio down on the fly like any DVD player would.
     
  5. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    Trying to parse your question, it seems like you're asking whether or not Visual Hub will include both 5.1 and Dolby II into a .mkv encode? Or are you looking to convert your torrents, keeping the 5.1?

    I'm not sure .mkvs are compatible with :apple:TV. (Well, that's a nice way of saying that they're not.)

    You seem to be worried about whether or not your VHub encodes will play on your stereo (i.e.: are both 5.1 and dII included), and I think if you want to know for sure, you should ask the developer of VHub.

    Handbrake can include both tracks in an MP4, which is :apple:TV compatible.
     
  6. hooghly macrumors newbie

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    VisualHub 1.33 update answers your question

    New in 1.33

    New "Apple TV 5.1 + 2.0" preset creates QuickTime files playable on any Mac or Apple TV, with both original AC3 audio track plus Stereo AAC.
     

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