[Resolved] How to get MKV files with DTS sound to play

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abekl
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[Resolved] How to get MKV files with DTS sound to play

Post by abekl » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:27 pm

I'm using UMS 2.65 and 3.0 Alpha1 on a Windows 8 system. I have many MKV files (movies) with audio encoded in DTS that I'd like to play on my TV using DLNA. My Panasonic Smart TV does not support DTS audio. It only supports MP3, AAC, and AC-3 audio.

Can someone explain to me in a straightforward, step-by-step manner, how to get UMS to transcode the DTS audio to one of the formats my TV will accept on the fly as the media is playing. I understand it has something to do with ffdshow and a configuration file, but I can't find any complete logical instructions anywhere.

Help with this will be most sincerely appreciated. It's the last hurdle between me and enjoying my collection wirelessly.

Regards,

Abe

ExSport
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Re: How to get MKV files with DTS sound to play properly

Post by ExSport » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:43 am

Untick DTS support in GUI. Then DTS should be transcoded to AC3 or when LPCM is ticked to PCM.
It should work for files which are transcoded. Check TRANSCODE folder.

abekl
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Re: How to get MKV files with DTS sound to play properly

Post by abekl » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:50 am

I'm not seeing that setting anywhere in the UI. Be more specific please.

emutt
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Re: How to get MKV files with DTS sound to play properly

Post by emutt » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:37 am

Under Transcode Settings tab;
- select Common Transcode Settings on the left panel..
- select the AUDIO SETTINGS tab in the middle of the blue area with three tabs (vid,audio,subtitles) settings
- make sure the Keep DTS... is UNselected.

abekl
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Re: How to get MKV files with DTS sound to play properly

Post by abekl » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:24 pm

OK, all is good now. DTS was already unchecked, so that wasn't the problem. The issue, it turns out, was the fact that my receiver didn't have Audio Return Channel (ARC) support, so no sound was making it back out. I bought a new receiver with ARC support, and now everything plays properly.

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