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    so i downloaded an older movie vhsrip and it has rus lang and eng audio tracks

    how is this possible i thought vhs tapes only had one audio track

    also if vhs do have 2 audio tracks how would somebody rip both audio tracks to separate audio tracks
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    A VHS recording may have up to 4 separate audio tracks: a stereo HiFi pair and a stereo linear pair. When the tape has two audio programs they are probably divided between HiFi and linear. In this case the tape would have to be converted twice and the second audio program properly synced up.
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    Could have originally had linear tracks as one language (subsequent overdubbed) and hifi tracks as other language (original).
    Or could have been Left Channel = Lang1 and Right Channel = Lang2 with later mix separation after capture.

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    Originally Posted by JVRaines View Post
    A VHS recording may have up to 4 separate audio tracks: a stereo HiFi pair and a stereo linear pair.
    The linear is only mono on VHS, and on HiFi VCR units it will just duplicate the mono track on both RCA Left-Right channels when just listening to the linear track.
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    Originally Posted by KarMa View Post
    Originally Posted by JVRaines View Post
    A VHS recording may have up to 4 separate audio tracks: a stereo HiFi pair and a stereo linear pair.
    The linear is only mono on VHS, and on HiFi VCR units it will just duplicate the mono track on both RCA Left-Right channels when just listening to the linear track.
    JVRaines is correct, some VHS decks (mid to high end) had stereo linear tracks before VHS Hi-Fi. Many pre-recorded tapes had stereo tracks.
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    Good luck on your quest. Be aware that most Russian voice-over / over-dubbing is on top of the original soundtrack and can't be removed.
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  8. Many Russian releases have two languages -- one with left and right channels in phase, the other with the left and right channels out of phase. To hear only the in phase language you add the two channels. To hear only the out of phase language you subtract the two channels. Russian players/TVs apparently have a switch for this.
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    Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Many Russian releases have two languages -- one with left and right channels in phase, the other with the left and right channels out of phase. To hear only the in phase language you add the two channels. To hear only the out of phase language you subtract the two channels. Russian players/TVs apparently have a switch for this.
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    Originally Posted by KarMa View Post
    Originally Posted by JVRaines View Post
    A VHS recording may have up to 4 separate audio tracks: a stereo HiFi pair and a stereo linear pair.
    The linear is only mono on VHS, and on HiFi VCR units it will just duplicate the mono track on both RCA Left-Right channels when just listening to the linear track.
    This is false, as even Wikipedia will tell you. VHS audio began as a monaural linear track but expanded to a stereo pair by the mid-1980s. Of course, not all decks have stereo heads to read them both.
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