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Dual language files

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#1
Recently, more and more files have both english and german audio, so they are unplayable on any video player I have. Anybody know how to strip out the german sountrack and leave the english one?

Thanks,

Keith
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#2
If we are talking stereo on a video file and if they are in separate channels (left speaker one language, right speaker the other) then you can probably use an audio editor (like Audacity) to remove one - if they are mixed across the stereo tracks, no.
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#3
ConvertXtoDVD (paid) or DVD Flick (free) will also do this.
#4
Originally posted by Bartmole:
ConvertXtoDVD (paid) or DVD Flick (free) will also do this.
Thanks. I'm a longtime user of DVD Flick but the two languages are both on the same channel (both on left and both on right). So I guess these are just bad downloads? (seems unlikely as it's on several different downloads and it all started at the same time, maybe a Windoze update?)
#5
If one language is low volume and the other is normal, then someone authored it that way - not a bad download.
If they are both the same level, someone messed up the authoring.
#6
Originally posted by attar:
If one language is low volume and the other is normal, then someone authored it that way - not a bad download.
If they are both the same level, someone messed up the authoring.
These are mostly downloads where the english track is playing in the background (hard to hear) and the foreign language track is playing in the foreground, on apparently the same single audio track. Not sure why anyone would do this as it makes it difficult to hear the foreign audio, also (?!)
#7
The easiest way to fix this might be to switch the audio track using your remote if you can play it on a DVD player. The tracks attar mentioned are in stereo a left and right channels (not track).
#8
a dvd can have up to 4 audio "channels" and 4 subtitles channels.. looks lik somebody messed up authoring, but most dvd players have an "audio select" function buried down in the settings.



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