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Converting AC3 DVD to Stereo Problem

Discussion in 'Audio' started by tony_core, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. tony_core

    tony_core Member

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    Hi there,

    I have a DVD quality video that only has a 5.1 soundtrack on it, as an image on my hard drive which is fine as I have an AC3 filter codec installed.

    What I want to do is play this through my TV, but I don't have 5.1 surround setup. So what I want to do is keep the DVD quality video (this is a 4.5gb / 2 hour video) but downmix the the audio track to a simple stereo track so I can play through a regular TV but keep the video quality.

    Can anyone recommened software to do this? I have tried Nero but when I go to 'Create your own DVD' and try to load the files in by way of mounting the image, Nero tells me it isn't a DVD - but it is, I have the true vob stucture etc.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Run Nero Burning ROM
    Select 'Recorder' from the Menu and 'Burn Image'.
     
  3. wilkes

    wilkes Regular member

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    If the audio is a true 5.1 stream, created by the original authors, then there will be a downmix built right into it anyway for just the reasons you describe.
    Try burning the image to an RW disc & see what happens.

    Also, I would avoid using Nero for DVD writing - except from images. When burning from folders it is prone to errors & getting the gap wrong between the BUP & IFO files.
    Try using the excellent IMGburn instead - use "Build" mode, point it at the Video_TS folder, and set the output location for the resulting ISO file.
     

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