I know this may sound odd, but here is what I did...
I have an MKV file (MPEG-4 AVC) with DTS audio track - I used XMedia Recode to convert it (actually create a new file) to MKV with both AAC 2-channel stereo and AC3 6 channel audio. The conversion worked fine and I played the movie and tested both tracks - everything was good. Here's the strange part - when I view the codec info inside of VLC (when I play on my Win7 PC) the Audio Track Name/Description for the Audio Tracks is listed as "English DTS 1509kbps". Perhaps this was what the source audio is inside the original file, but in the new file there is no longer a DTS track. As trivial as this may seem, is there a tool/editor where I can rename that field to say whatever I want to call it? I went back into XMedia Recode and could not find anywhere to view let along edit that description. If I am missing it, please let me know where it is and if not if there is a tool I can use to edit that field. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.
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P.S. The info file was run not on the original MKV/DTS file but the newer copy that is MKV AAC & AC3.
Last edited by ktklein72; 17th Feb 2013 at 16:36.
Well, we don't actually know that it wasn't in/on the original, since we don't have a clip/copy of it nor a MediaInfo report of it. But assuming it wasn't there, it was probably XmediaRecode that generated the data and put it there for the converted file. You may be able to turn that "info" feature of and re-encode from the original, this time without the data. I can't say, as I rarely use a tool like that.
There are tools that can change AAC metadata (mp3tag is one), though you might have to demux first, edit, and then remux. Not sure about which AC3 tool would be best, though Machete claims to do be able to edit the metadata (and with it you might not have to do the demux/remux dance).
Thanks I'll check out those tools and see if I can edit the metadata w/o having to remux the files. As far as XMedia Recode I didn't see any options to turn on or off anything related to metadata but I'll look again.
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