"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 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."
The question "How to convert MKV DTS to AC3 5.1" or "Converting DTS audio file to ac3 5.1" comes from time to time. The process seems to be troublesome. You extract the audio from MKV with an app, convert MTS to AC3 with another app, and add the new AC3 audio to the MKV files with a third one. Actually, this can be done effortlessly using EaseFab Video Converter or Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can easily transcode MKV DTS to AC3 or AAC audio; merge multiple MKV video clips into one file; convert MKV DTS to versatible video formats for playback on your multimedia devices. The following will introduce a detailed guide on how to convert MKV DTS to AC3 5.1 sound.
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How to easily transcode MKV DTS to AC3 5.1
1. Load MKV DTS files
Once you run it, this intuitive interface will pop up, from here you can click Add Video button to load your MKV files to this program. You can driectly drag and drop your MKV files to it.
2. Select output format and set save path
Now that MKV files are imported, the next you do is hitting the drop-down button of "Profile" and select an optional format. There are customized formats for different devices and application. MKV is available in both Common Video and HD Video options. You may click the folder icon at the opposite side of "Output" and browse to a different location other than default destination folder.
3. Set advanced audio and video settings
Click on "Settings" button, and the following window will pop up, which enables you to adjust video and audio parameters including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc. Here you set Audio codec as AC3, and adjust Audio sampling rate and Bit rate to fit your player. By the way, 5.1 sound is available in "Channels".
3. Start MKV DTS to AC3 5.1 conversion
After everything is done, you can click "Convert: button to start the conversion. After a while, you can get what you want.
Why Convert DTS to AC3, MP3, WAV, AAC, etc?
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) and Dolby Digital (AC-3) are the two most famous audio codec used in professional cinema and home theater system to record and play back multi-channel high-definition audio. We often see them at the end of a film when we watch it in cinema or play a DVD at home. Moreover, we often see DTS or AC3 audio in MKV files, because these files are ripped from DVDs and the audio are kept unchanged.
DTS is adopted by DVD specification later than Dolby Digital AC-3, so some older DVD player or hi-fi system only support AC3. To play DTS in these systems, you need convert it into AC3 format. For other users who want to enjoy their splendid DTS musics in their portable devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc and popular players like Windows Media Player, QuickTime, PowerPoint, etc, converting DTS to AC3, MP3, WAV, AAC, and FLAC etc is a customarily and highly recommended way to play DTS files anywhere without limit.