Hi all! new to this site and i hope someone can help me... ok my TV plays MKV formats via usb, but it wont do the whole DTS audio so i need to convert the audio to AC3... problem is I've tried everything and im super lost here - for some reason i cant install that pocorn program because i have vista 64... anyways i;m really lost and if someone could let me know the easited way to convert the MKV file i already have to MKV AC3 i will be great full ... im new at this so please help!!! Ive got all these great movies and i cant hear them....
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Thread: MKV - DTS to AC3 nightmare
I use XVID4PSP to do DTS to AC-3 when I have a MKV with DTS audio. You simply set it to AUDIO only mode then load the MKV and I set it to 640 AC-3 and it will spit out just an AC-3 audio file.
I do this because afterwards I use tsMuxeR to create a M2TS file which has the video from the MKV with my new 640 AC-3 audio track. Thus I can play the file on my PS3.
You can also use 448 AC-3 if you prefer (that is what DVD uses for 5.1 audio but devices like the PS3 can handle the higher 640 bitrate).
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"Error: The source file '--ui-language' could not be opened successfully, or retrieving its size by seeking to the end did not work."
Always exactly this one, independently what file I deal with, even if I don't change anything within the container.
Firstly I thought its a mistake with the language-file of mkv-merge, but neither changing to another mkv-merge-version (2.9.8 to 2.9.7) nor changing the language of the GUI is working...
@aaron1104 - If you're going to have to do this all the time, maybe it would be better to just bite the bullet and buy something that supports DTS audio like the Western Digital media players. Here's a recent thread on the new version they just released:
No need to convert DTS audio when you use this player.
I'm not usually using forums but this time after too long time consumed to understand the problem I finally solve it.
To convert the DTS to AC3 you can simply use the following 2 applications:
> MKVToolnix (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Other-VIDEO-Tools/MKVToolnix.shtml)
> WAV to MP3 (http://wavtomp3converter.com)...for this last you can find a lot of freeware alternatives
1) use MKVmergeGUI application (included the MKVToolnix package) to open the MKV video file.
2) check in the Input tab (Tracks, chapters and tags), the DTS file(s) only! (rest must be left unchecked)
3) Press "Start muxing" and so you will create MKA audio file(s) out of the MKV
4) use WAV to PM3 application (or other) to convert the MKA to AC3
5) open MKVmergeGUI again, Drag and drop (or by "ADD" button) the original MKV file and the newly AC3 as well.
6) Check only the boxes related to the video file and the AC3 file (and any file you consider to have in addition but except the DTS file which should no more be included).
7) Start muxing this last set of files and the result is the MKV file with the AC3 audio.
This is quite easy method and you should have no problem by following these steps.
Hope I could help!
Is there an all-in-one package that's simple to use (even a paid app will be fine). Want to be able to show my wife how to do it so it needs to be a sensible gui and not several different apps to arrive at the outcome required. Surely there must be an app somewhere that lets you input an MKV file with DTS and let you output an MKV file with AC3 (or whatever).
Hi, I also just ran into a problem with this. First happend to me when trying to convert DTS to AC3 for AVATAR, never had to do this before (remux) so I searched yahoo and eventually came across a post here (this site is really informitive, love it) anyways... from that post, I saw some suggestions and decided to use popcorn. I downloaded it, got it all setup and it worked perfectly fine for 2 MKV's now I tried it with a third one and it didn't work. I got an "error 1" (from popcorn) I can't remember all the exact info but something about libav. The thing is I also got a similar/same message for the second MKV and it still worked fine, But for this one, it didn't???? Can anyone help me out? Attached MKV info as text (didn't wanna have this huge post that is like a whole page long... can't stand when people do that)
Edit: I tried doing the steps manually. I used mkvextract gui, extracted the DTS file, then tried using eac3to (EAC3toGUI_v2.00) and this is the message I got:
Anyone Know a different decoder that will work?
Last edited by KushSmoka420; 22nd Dec 2011 at 08:58.
MKV2AC3 (x64 ver 133)
Admittedly I played around with MKV2AC3 and made both it and eac3to portable and combined the two in a single package. [Purely for my own convenience]
Point is, that movie is 2hr 35mins 50sec long and it converted the DTS just fine. No hiccups whatsoever.
I remuxed the AC3 audio with the MKV. Again, no problems or sync error.
I did nothing to the programs themselves, so I have to assume the x64 version works just fine.
Can't vouch for 32 bit version.
Last edited by transporterfan; 8th Mar 2012 at 16:02.
Hi to all in this Forum like many others i am having problems with MKV files But only since i spent over £1000 on a LG 3d tv the sound is out of sinc i have a sumvision HD2 media player this worked fine on my other LG tv but currys and LG say there is nothing wrong with the tv??? i can get the sound in sync when i change the setting on the sumvision from hdmi auto to PAL but the quality of the picture detiroates some and becomes jerky
i seek some advice from the lords
thanks in advance
Secondly..... MKV is a container for video just like FLAC is for audio. If problems are being had I'd bet that whatever hardware you are trying to use just may not support it or it's not being used properly. There are a lot of good solutions in this thread above. Google is also a good way to find out if your hardware supports the formats you want to use and/or can tell you how to use them properly.
Lastly.....if the files you have are downloaded and not created by you, there well might be something wrong with the files themselves. At this point, without more detailed information, helping you to find a solution could be difficult.
thanks for replying JetrellFo69
ok the TV is a LG 47LM76T 3D tv the main problem is lip sync issues
the media player is a sumvision cyclone hd2 i have had this box for around 2 yrs no issues until i brought this tv??
speaking with LG they say this tv does not support DTS only dolby digital ??? i think most MKV fils have the DTS audio im sure you will correct me if in wrong
but no matter as i have my surround sound !!! but i have tried all the different setting on the hd2 box from raw audio to LPCM dual ch
and also using the SPDIF output i get audio lag
BUT if i change the video setting on the sum vision from HDMI auto to PAL the sound is back in sync but doing that i get a loss in picture quality and when a scene pans acros a visa it becomes jerky ??? is this something to do with the frame rate between NTSC and PAL?
what i find annoying is that i never had the problem with my other LG TV that was a standard 42" 2d i thought it was the TV and took it back to the shop i said could i try my box on another tv ... samsung DAM i got audio lag on that
so....................... at the mo to recap i get audio picture in sync when set to PAL but the picture is somewhat jerky and some loss of quality
any advise again grately received
If this is your TV then you may need to consider converting the audio of your MKV ..... if you use the TV to process your audio. If you are using a receiver to process your audio it could well be that it's using the DTS core and then the TV is downsampling that which may well give you the lag you're speaking of.
MKV files will use different types of audio/video .... maybe your T.V. doesn't like the MKV video .... If the video itself is PAL based you may be better off using your T.V. in like a PC/monitor mode, if it does it, it might be a better way to watch it. The other possible issue might be that the Sumvision Cyclone HD2 isn't as compatible with this TV as it was with the other one ......
You should check and see if your Sumvision Cyclone HD2 has any firmware updates available ..... it might help with compatibility issues with newer TV products.
^^^Found this online .... it might help some.
Another link that might help......
Last edited by JetrellFo69; 16th Dec 2012 at 13:31. Reason: Added info
I have recently lived this nightmare while trying to get the right sound of some mkv movies for my Samsung TV. Fortunately, everything went well, I've used the PopCorn MKV Audioconverter. BUT, there is one problem: the human voices in the movie are clogged while all the other sounds are correct. I note here that I have chosen to convert to Dlby Digital with a bitrate of 384kbit/sek.
Thanks in advance for your support.
After, i use mkvmerge GUI(mkvtoolnix) to choose the by default audio and subtitles track and the order of the audio and subtitles tracks.
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