QUOTE(Dangelus @ Dec 12 2007, 03:59 PM)
Gotsent is a great little package. The problem with it (and I think the developer is working on this) is that there is very little in the way of instructions or a tutorial in how to set it up.
It took me a while to configure it all perfectly but I did it.
1) you must have ac3filter installed to have any hope of it working.
2) you must have ac3filter configured correctly. ie have it set up to output 2ch stereo and handle dts.
3) you must put neroAacEnc.exe in your gotsent folder. you can use 'safe sync' option but that isn't as good and only handle ac3...
4) make sure the '4gb split' option is ticked
5) some MKVs have multiple audio and subtitle tracks. This confuses gotsent. Just use MKVmerge to remux only the video and main audio track back into a new MKV before using gotsent.
after all this you should get some great results.
There are some files that JUST WON'T DISPLAY CORRECTLY on the 360 but this isn't gotsent's fault. It is something to do with the way they are encoded.
You are a lifesaver! My problem was that it appeared to be working, but I just wasn't ending up with file after it was done. It turns out my problem was caused by the ac3filter configuration mentioned in step 2, so the conversion wasn't actually completing (even though it looked like it was). All I had to do was go in and change that 1 setting and then the process worked perfectly. I had already figured out how to do everything step by step from the beginning of this thread, but I am so happy that I can now do it all with one program and cut down on all of those steps.
I skipped step 3 (because I just don't know what neroAacEnc.exe is) and step 4 (I can't find that option anywhere), but I'm on my 3rd video and the first 2 have come out great.
Regarding step 5, I have one suggestion. You mentioned MKVmerge
to remux the video, but you didn't mention the fact that you have to actually demux the video first with MKVextract
. This may seem obvious, but for a beginner, this is a very crucial step. I bring this up because the OP mentioned demuxing the video with MKVmerge and it took me quite some time to figure out he was referring to the wrong program. In fact, someone else in this thread mentioned that it wasn't working when they pressed the "Start Muxing" button, to which someone replied they were pressing the wrong button. The problem was just that the wrong program was mentioned, so the needed button wasn't there.
I think GOTSent & your tutorial here would be the perfect process for playing mkv files if the instructions provided more detail, screenshots, and links. I wouldn't want to get the credit that you're due, but I would be happy to rewrite this for you (I like doing tutorials; check out this tutorial I wrote for the PS2 memory card exploit
a few years ago).
Wouldn't it be great if we could queue up a bunch of files and let it run overnight?