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AC3 2-ch/AC3 5.1-ch English

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by JVan15, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. JVan15

    JVan15 Member

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    I was reading through some guides and most say to only keep the AC3 5.1-ch English ticked. Is that a good call and what is the purpose of the other one?
     
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    2 channel is usually for extras unless it's an old movie. Usually the 2 ch is so small I don't bother with it. In shrink you can expand the titles and highlight each and read the audio for it to the right. I consider it more work than it's worth. If worried about compression do movie only.
     
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    Depends on the player u are using.
    My new player will play DTS but I only copied the 5.1.

    But yes! If size and compresion are a problem.
    Cut what u do not need. Now I copy the DTS and
    cut the 5.1, but there are not that many DVDs in DTS.
     
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    Plus DTS only plays on DTS equipment and 5.1 will play on everything.
     
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    You can get better compression if you select the AC3 2 channel only but make sure you are not selecting the commentary.
     
  6. PacMan777

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    You can improve the compression most by deleting all the audio tracks and read the subtitles. ;) On a serious note though, you can't just choose AC3 2 channel for everything. Some movies have an AC3 2 channel track and some don't. Also some of the AC3 2 channel tracks for the movies are director commentary. Unless you're sure, best to go with at least the 5.1.
     

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