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[LINUX/MAC/WINDOWS] AAC/FLAC/WMV 5.1 pass-through to SP/DIF out: transcode to AC3 5.1
#61
Quote:I would suggest you first learn how to build xbmc from source before doing anything like this.
Yes, it is easy enough though...

Code:
make distclean
patch -p0 < ac3audio.diff
./configure
make

Adjust the configure line to enable/disable options.

And thanks for the support Smile
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#62
Thanks again gnif.
I' am watching every day the progress on the Ticket #6499 about this issue, and must say again a BIG THANKS for your efforts and from the other guys.

Keep up the good work.
Make the Best Media Center software even better.

Thanks
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#63
nessus Wrote:Thanks again gnif.
I' am watching every day the progress on the Ticket #6499 about this issue, and must say again a BIG THANKS for your efforts and from the other guys.

Keep up the good work.
Make the Best Media Center software even better.

Thanks

I see this ticket has not been updated for 4 months or so. Is anyone currently working on implementing realtime ac3 encoding atm?

thanks
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#64
I also would love to see this.

It's a big bummer after getting a nice bluray rip seeing my receiver only do stereo due to the audio being aac.
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#65
well, then blame the idiot that converted the ac3 to aac.
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#66
spiff Wrote:well, then blame the idiot that converted the ac3 to aac.

True that... at least it's only 15 min or so to re-encode aac to ac3 and direct stream the video.
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#68
officeboy Wrote:True that... at least it's only 15 min or so to re-encode aac to ac3 and direct stream the video.

I encoded my entire collection (800+) to x264 with aac 5.1 around a year ago (using MediaPortal as frontend which supports ac3 encoding) and I'll just patiently wait for it here....Big Grin

BTW Keep any eye on this thread

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=59610

Hopefully soon with directshow support we can use ac3filter and other filters to encode to ac3.....fingers crossed...
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#69
officeboy Wrote:True that... at least it's only 15 min or so to re-encode aac to ac3 and direct stream the video.

What tools / procedure do you use for that conversion? Is it documented anywhere?
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#70
nalthien Wrote:What tools / procedure do you use for that conversion? Is it documented anywhere?

check out doom9.org for a stard.
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#71
pyrates Wrote:check out doom9.org for a stard.

What a pain! Here's the process that I have working for me:

1. Using YAMB, I split the h264 and aac into 2 streams from an mp4
2. Using foobar2000, I convert the aac to WAV
3. Using BeHappy, I convert the WAV to AC3
4. Using mkvmerge, I create an mkv with the h264 and ac3 streams

It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish; but it's such an annoying manual process. Are there any tools that automate this process a bit?
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#72
nalthien Wrote:What a pain! Here's the process that I have working for me:

1. Using YAMB, I split the h264 and aac into 2 streams from an mp4
2. Using foobar2000, I convert the aac to WAV
3. Using BeHappy, I convert the WAV to AC3
4. Using mkvmerge, I create an mkv with the h264 and ac3 streams

It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish; but it's such an annoying manual process. Are there any tools that automate this process a bit?

Megui can do all this in one step. It can input the mkv/mp4 directly, unmux the aac stream, reencode it to ac3 and then automatically remux it. You can also setup batch jobs to encode your entire collection.
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#73
it looks like the ticket now has a pending status instead of v9.11
I sure hope this gets worked on. In the mean time, I'm stuck using plex wich is able to transcode aac to ac3
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#74
wow, thats gr8 news,
cheers 4 the updates, keep us posted
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