Do you want to know how to transcode and convert MKV with DTS sound to AC3 with 5.1 channel sound? Do you want to know how to play MKV DTS sound on your TV? Do you also want to know why VLC can’t play MKV DTS audio?
Answers to these three questions:
First: How to transcode or convert MKV DTS sound to AC3 with 5.1 channels?
If you want to set output audio channel option to 5.1, you should choose AC3 or AAC as audio encoder. So many people think MKV DTS to AC3 is a nightmare. No, it’s not so terrible any more. Convert MKV DTS to AC3, convert DTS to AC3 in mkv, convert MKV with DTS sound to AC3 with 5.1 channels is so easy if you owns such a powerful MKV DTS to AC3 Converter, which allows to you convert any types of MKV files like MKV DTS, MKV FLAC to AC3, AAC with 5.1 channels, and still keep its good quality.
The conversions steps can be summarized as Import, Convert and Export. These 3 steps can be easily managed as there is Free Trial to have a try first. Following, I will introduce how this software works:
Step 1: Import or add the MKV DTS files into this program. Click the Import button and set the correct path for MKV DTS to AC3 Converter to read. This picture will show how to start each step.
Step 2: Set the output audio as AC3 with 5.1 channels.You can select the output video format .MKV from Common Video or HD Video in the drop-down list “Format”, and then you can click “Settings” to select video codec (h.264) and audio codec (AC3), audio channels (5.1). See as follow:
From the two pictures, we can get that Aunsoft MKV DTS to AC3 Converter can support the selection of various video or audio tracks. It means you can choose any one of the tracks/channels/streams in your MKV file, including video, audio and subtitle you like to export. Compared with other such video converters, you can find that none of them could support this function.
(If you only want the audio, no video, please select Common Audio (*ac3) as output format.)
Step 3: Click the “Convert” button to start converting MKV with DTS sound to AC3 with 5.1 channels and before this, make sure you have set the correct path for the exporting.
Quickly you will get your converted AC3 files with 5.1 channels and the audio/video synch correctly and perfectly.
Second: How to play MKV DTS sound on your HD TV, Apple TV, or WD TV?
“Will DTS sound work through the HDMI cable? I am playing a 1080p MKV file. I get perfect picture quality but absolutely no sound comes out of the Apple TV. I made sure and enabled sound through the HDMI in the settings. Is there any other setting I need to use to play sound through the Apple TV?”—from Forum
Because TV (including HD TV, Apple TV or WD TV, etc) does not have a DTS audio decoder, if you need play sound on the TV, you should convert the MKV DTS audio to AC3 – as above- using a MKV DTS to AC3 Converter to convert MKV DTS sound to AC3 for playing on TV.
Third: Why VLC can’t play MKV DTS audio?
Each program has its own codecs, VLC Media Player is very powerful for playing almost all video or audio formats, also including MKV DTS file. But it still has some codecs not be installed, including DTS codec. So you also need a good MKV DTS to AC3 Converter.
Do you already know the answers about converting MKV DTS to AC3 and do you know how to deal with it now? Hope this article just gives you the right information and let you quickly finish the conversion of MKV DTS to AC3 and still keep its 5.1 channel.