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How to convert MKV with DTS sound to AC3 with 5.1 channel sound

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Question 1: MKV - DTS to AC3 nightmare

Nearly all my MKVs are DTS only but unfortunately because I'm routing everything through a 4x2 HDMI Matrix box DTS doesn't work and can only get PCM or DD 5.1 which to be honest I'd be happy with as I really can��t tell the difference! So what is the quickest easiest and cheapest way to convert a DTS MKV to a DD MKV preferably?

Question 2: Anyway to convert MKV DTS to AC3 5.1 surround sound?

I have been wondering and searching the net and there doesn't seem to be a confirmed answer on whether it is possible to convert MKV DTS to AC3 5.1 surround sound? I have done DTS to AC3 2 channel a ton of times. Would be nice to be able to get 5.1 sound out of my sound system. Thanks.

Converting MKV DTS to AC3 seems troublesome. You extract the audio from MKV with an app, convert DTS to AC3 with another app, and add the new AC3 audio to the MKV files with a third one. In fact, it's much easier than you may think along with Brorsoft Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode MKV DTS to AC3 audio or AAC audio in a few mouse clicks. Besides, you can merge multiple MKV video clips into one file, and cut off the unwanted black edges. What's more, the program can convert MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, MTS, MPG, FlV, etc. to versatile video formats for playback on portable media devices. If you're using a Mac, you can get the equivalent Mac version entitled Brorsoft MKV Converter Mac which can help you transcode MKV DTS to AC3 5.1 audio on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included). Just get it and follow the step-by-step guide to achieve your goal smoothly.

Download the MKV DTS to AC3 Converter:

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How to convert MKV DTS to AC3 5.1

Step 1: Add DTS MKV files

Install the launch the DTS to AC3 Converter. Click the Add button to import MKV DTS files into it for converting.

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Step 2: Set output profile and settings as MKV AC3 5.1

You can select the output video format MKV HD Video (*.mkv) from HD Video in the drop-down list "Format".

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and then you can click "Settings" to select video codec (h.264) and audio codec (AC3), audio channels (5.1)

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Tip: If you wanna extract DTS audio from MKV video to AC3 with 5.1, just choose output audio format from the Common Audio >> AC3- Dolby Digital AC-3(*.ac3) category.

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Step 3: Encode MKV DTS to MKV AC3

Hit the Convert button to start converting MKV DTS sound to AC3 with 5.1 channels on the main interface of the powerful MKV DTS to AC3 Converter. Quickly you will get your converted AC3 files with 5.1 channels and the audio/video synch correctly and perfectly.

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