[mythtv-users] Encoding

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue May 5 18:49:12 UTC 2009

Bill Williamson wrote:
> I use handbrake to rip my personal DVDs using the "television" preset, 
> but changing audio to AC3 passthrough.  Honestly your problem may be 
> audio, as handbrake defaults to using AAC.  I use the mkv container with 
> AC3, and the default quality setting.

I, too, find I get much better results when I use audio passthrough 
instead of re-encoding the audio.  This goes for both AC3 and MP2 audio. 
    The audio track is usually a lot smaller than the video anyway, so 
IMHO re-encoding it isn't worth the trouble.

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