some of you may run into the problem of having a DTS track that you need converted to AC3 when converting your MKV files to WMV. some one click solutions were suggested in the MKV to WMV thread, i haven't tried any of them. however, i did see it mentioned in a post that none of them worked. so, i'll put up this method (which does work) and then you can use whichever method you choose.
first and fore most, i take no credit for pioneering this. i've merely regurgitated, in a somewhat condensed form, what i read here
. also, all the programs used are freeware and i will give the links to where you can obtain them for yourself or you can simply download the .rar file i uploaded containing all that you will need to do this simple procedure. (if the redistribution of the files in the .rar is going against a rule somehow, then delete the link and i apologize)
lets get started :-)
apps you will need:MKVtoolnix & MKVextract
(you should already have this if you are following impimpin206's tutorial.)BeSweetTranzcode
alternately, here is the .rar file
containing MKVtoolnix & MKVextract, BeSweet, and TranzcodeStep 1.
download programs or extract them from the .rar file........ duh. :-PStep 2.
install mkvtoolnix via the MKVtoolnix Setup file. (if you already have MKVextract installed, skip to Step 5)Step 3.
once setup is complete take the files located in MKVextract and place them in the MKVtoolnix folder. (default directory is C:\Program Files\MKVtoolnix )Step 4.
either create a shortcut for MKVextractGUI, or prepare to go back there each time you wish to start MKVextract. now open MKVextract.Step 5.
once MKVextract is running point it to the MKV file which contains the DTS track you wish to convert. set the output location to wherever you want the extracted file to be located, put a check in the box next to the listed DTS track. then hit the extract button. (if you already have the raw DTS track then skip this step)Step 6
now, open up Tranzcode by opening the Tranzcode folder and click on TranzGUI. simply select the DTS track you just extracted as the input in Tranzcode. now. for the output. create a folder (because tranzcode will bust the DTS track into 6 WAV files) and then select that folder for the output. then select "6 Mono WAV", after that you can click run.Step 7
once Tranzcode finishes, open the BeSweet folder and open the BeLight app. once open, click on "File" and then click "Create Mux File." next, click on the box with "FL" on it. navigate to the folder you created containing the 6 WAV files and click on the WAV file with "FL" at the end. then proceed to do that for the "C" (Center Channel), "FR" (Front Right Channel), "LFE" (Low Frequency Effects), ect. when you have that done make sure to set "Select the Output File" to AC3 and then check the box for "Load automatically this .mux file for input." set a save directory of your choice and then you can click OK.Step 8
after you click ok you will automatically be taken back to BeLight and it will have automatically loaded the created .mux file. now all you have to do is set a few options. go to "Presets" (located at the top) and then select AC3->5.1-448kbps. you will see that the AC3 tab below is selected and the other settings reflect the preset you selected. you can leave the bitrate alone or decrease/increase as you wish. i always uncheck the "Dynamic Compression" box, it's your call. that should do it, click the "Start Processing" button and then it will create your AC3 file. (i don't see any options for output location so i assume it places the file wherever you saved the .mux file during Step 7. i always just work from my desktop so i can easily delete everything after i'm done.)
i hope that helps a few peeps that need the DTS->AC3 conversion.