(2013-04-16 22:40)Junior Mint Wrote: I used MP4Tools, MKVTools, and Subler. They worked for 95% of my files. For the files I had problems with, I used Handbrake to convert the audio, extracted the converted audio file, and muxed it into the original video file. That way, I don't lose any video quality.
(2013-04-15 17:50)jm928 Wrote: Since there is currently no transcoding options, does anyone know of a way to convert DTS/AAC sound to AC3 without touching the video? At least until the transcoding is fixed. I know Handbrake can convert AAC sound to AC3 but it takes a long time because i think it re encodes the video as well. Is there a way to leave the video untouched?
You can try demuxing the original file (software will vary according your source). Then u can recode the audio and mux to mkv (mkv supports literally any format).
You can lookout for "Yamb" to demux mp4, tsMuxer for transport streams, MKVExtract for mkv (I think its a part of mkvtools).
Funny I thought this was being handled for the 12.2 release since, in the nightlies, when I play somefile that requieres the realtime transcode to dolby and its 5.1 XBMC just crashes.