[FFmpeg-user] How can I convert mpeg2 5.1 audio to ac3?

bluesky at caramail.com bluesky at caramail.com
Tue Nov 4 19:34:38 CET 2014

"Carl Eugen Hoyos" <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

>> But as noted, if I play it in MythTV then all the
>> audio comes from the correct spearlers

> You mean you don't hear the "S" in "Surround" coming
> (to some degree) from the front speaker while the
> rest of the word is clearly coming from the rear
> speaker? I may have a cheap receiver...

In MythTV, the surround sound comes from both the front and rear speakers for the specified side, but the volume is higher in the rear channels (might just be the way I have my speakers balanced).  Whereas in XBMC, a much lower volume is heard from the rear speakers and the channels aren't properly separated.

> Don't worry about MPEG-2 Multichannel, your sample
> is certainly Dolby PLII.

Thanks.  Is there a particular tool you used to determine that?  Mediainfo doesn't seem to know anything about it.

> If you are interested, ticket #1258 contains source
> code.

Unfortunately I would not know what to do with that, but thanks anyway.

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