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    Hello all,

    I have a Samsung Smart TV and Sony home theatre system both of them only support up to DD+. But I have a collection of HD movies (Bluray ripped) which only has DTS audio tracks in them. So, I'm planning to demux the DTS track using an application like tsmuxer then convert that track into E-AC-3 and finally mux them all back together. So, I can play movies using dlna and still keep DTS. I have the following questions if you can advice please?
    1) What is the best software (preferable freeware) that can convert DTS to E-AC-3 without loss of surround quality?
    2) Reason I'm sticking to E-AC-3 is it is more latest format but what bitrate would you recommend say if source DTS track is 1500kb/s?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Popcorn MKVAudioconverter and do it. The item you want is listed under the File menu and not the tabs as Simple Audio conversion. It will do it in situ in one go.
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  3. ffmpeg -i inputDTSfile -c:a eac3 -b:a 640k output_eac3.mka
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    Originally Posted by netmask56 View Post
    Popcorn MKVAudioconverter and do it. The item you want is listed under the File menu and not the tabs as Simple Audio conversion. It will do it in situ in one go.
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    Originally Posted by ProWo View Post
    ffmpeg -i inputDTSfile -c:a eac3 -b:a 640k output_eac3.mka
    Thank you, but shouldn't the output_eac3 extension be .eac3 instead of mka?
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    Originally Posted by Chiccha View Post
    Originally Posted by ProWo View Post
    ffmpeg -i inputDTSfile -c:a eac3 -b:a 640k output_eac3.mka
    Thank you, but shouldn't the output_eac3 extension be .eac3 instead of mka?
    If you want a "raw" eac3 stream, yes, otherwise you add the switch -c:a eac3 for wrapping the stream in a media container (.mkv, .ts, .avi, ETC).
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    Originally Posted by El Heggunte View Post
    Originally Posted by Chiccha View Post
    Originally Posted by ProWo View Post
    ffmpeg -i inputDTSfile -c:a eac3 -b:a 640k output_eac3.mka
    Thank you, but shouldn't the output_eac3 extension be .eac3 instead of mka?
    If you want a "raw" eac3 stream, yes, otherwise you add the switch -c:a eac3 for wrapping the stream in a media container (.mkv, .ts, .avi, ETC).
    I get it, thank you.
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    Audacity will create dd 5.1 audio,just install the ffmpeg plugin.
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    Originally Posted by johns0 View Post
    Audacity will create dd 5.1 audio,just install the ffmpeg plugin.
    Thank you.

    FFmpeg seems to have the done trick. What bitrates do you guys usually stick with when converting from DTS to EAC3? Also, is it converting or re-encoding?
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    640 kbps at 5.1 channels from 5.1 dts.
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