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Windows 7: mkv to mp4

29 Jan 2013   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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In MeGUI you can add the DTS stream in the audio section and encode it as a AC3 file at 448 or 640 bitrate 5.1 as a RAW format.
OK I'll try that.

@Danny - the OP after all!
I just like fiddling with this stuff and do not claim expert status.
Re: Mediainfo the H.264 codec appears as AVC (Advanced video codec). It gives you higher quality at a lower bit rate than earlier MPEG4 codecs. This is a more informative explanation.
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think the conclusion is that the mp4 container may be more restrictive on the audio codec????

In any event I think when a device says it supports say MKV you need to dig deeper and find what codecs within this container it supports. I use a WDTV media player which supports MKV and virtually every codec under the sun.
Thanks Pal that makes a little more sense. I think the mkvs are only AAC to start with so will carry on converting the containers to mp4 and see how I go. Im just streaming a converted mp4 to the Tv now and the picture and sound quality seems ok (at least for my tired eyes and ears) For those interested this is the Tv causing me the issues lol - LG 55LM670T Televisions - 55

Thankyou all

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29 Jan 2013   #32

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Check this out before shelling out on a new TV. This and a small portable HDD is all you need for viewing. It does more than this.
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29 Jan 2013   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did your LG TV come with the free version of Nero Media Home?
If so, you may want to give it a shot because it works where WMP streaming sometimes will not.

For example, I can not stream MKV files through WMP reliably. But, Nero Media home does it without issue and the TV plays them just fine. Im guessing because Media Home has a splitter that can decode the MKV container.
Or least it works on mine, and I have a LG Plasma. Yours may be slightly different.

At any count, MP4 with H264/AAC should work out just fine. WMP should be quite capable with that. If you do not want the extra software installed to stream with, its likely the best bet.
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