[mythtv-users] HD file playback

Danie cilliedg at sabc.co.za
Mon Nov 30 10:58:01 UTC 2009

Thanks Ron,

I am using Mythbuntu 9.10 which I believe uses mythtv 0.22.
That is one of the reasons I do not understand why the files are not

As for AC3 audio; I'll have to check but all the files I have are either
m2ts or MKV.

On Fri, 2009-11-27 at 08:24 -0500, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> > Mythbuntu installed and running well but when I want to play HD files
> > (m2ts or ts) the video plays perfectly but there is no audio. Also no
> > audio with Matroska container files.
> My first guess is that you don't have myth built to handle AC3 audio.
> I originally had this problem with downloading TV shows in mkv format.
> Some would have audio, some wouldn't. Eventually realized it was AC3
> audio that didn't work. There were tricks to getting it working. As I
> recall (and I can go check my notes if you need more details) I had to
> download the faad source and build it with a custom option, then
> recompile myth.
> My second guess is...you mention m2ts, which is what BluRay movies
> use. I started playing with these recently, and the audio is in DTS-HD
> format, which apparently myth 0.21 doesn't handle (but I think I read
> that 0.22 does). To get it working in myth, I have to convert it to
> AC3 audio.

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